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We're hiring! Are you our new Finance Controller?

20 Mar 2018

Do you have a few years of financial experience in manufacturing or at a consultancy firm, and are you looking for a new position to grow your career? Have a further look at our new position as Finance Controller in the Netherlands.


This position is responsible for providing strong financial support to Total Corbion PLA and our business by acting as a financial leader. As our Finance Controller you have deep understanding of the business through clear analysis of well-prepared, timely, and relevant management information. The main responsibilities will be to frequently monitor and challenge the teams' performance, successfully deliver the monthly close of the financial books and enable long-range and short-term planning to help the organization achieve its goals.


You will serve as the primary finance support for Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain. You will challenge the business as a sparring partner from the financial perspective. This active role must be based on clear analysis of business issues (review, monitoring and early warning). The role also includes setting up structures to provide timely and relevant management information. Other responsibilities include:
• Control costs through clear monthly reporting and subsequent reviews with business leaders
• Support preparation and execution of the monthly financial close. Prepare journal entries and ensure timely submission of reporting packages
• Design and implement clear, effective and efficient planning & control
• Provide financial support for the overall business
• Deliver monthly tax filings and statistical reports
• Perform ad-hoc analysis for management as needed

Qualifications and Skills

• Academic degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Economics (MBA a plus)
• 3+ years of relevant working experience (preferably in an international b2b manufacturing environment)
• Experienced or very willing to learn & use IT systems
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications (esp. Excel and Powerpoint)
• Excellent communications in English and Dutch (French is also a preference but not required)


• Ability to work across an organization in a matrix environment
• Flexible and adaptable to change
• Recognized for having a very strong drive for results: ability to take a proactive approach to identify, create and deliver business with minimal supervision
• A self-starter, able to plan & set priorities, to facilitate and follow-up on issues
• Strong drive for results and take a proactive approach to identify and complete tasks without direct supervision and when needed, to proactively communicate issues to management for additional resolution
• Ability to work efficiently and handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently
• Possess a high level of integrity, curiosity, strong discipline, and a high degree of accuracy
• Excellent organizational and planning skills with attention to detail
• Thinks ahead, minimizing potential problems and is proactive in identifying areas to improve
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of different people and at all levels in the organization. Creates “win-win” solutions. Team player. Excels in relationship building.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment

About Total Corbion PLA

Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. Total Corbion PLA, headquartered in the Netherlands, will start up a new production plant in Thailand in the second half of 2018. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion. 

How to apply

To apply please email pla@total-corbion.com or miranda.barten@corbion.com