36 - 40 uur
80.000 - 95.000 EUR

Plant Controller


Having developed a technology to produce the first 100% plant based plastics, our client is bound to make an immense impact on the market for traditionally petroleum based plastics. As a global leader in renewables and sustainable packaging, they have secured partnerships with the world's biggest brands in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail. They are looking for an experienced business controller who is not afraid of taking the lead in identifying growth opportunities, challenging existing business plans and taking ownership of the financial model.

Functie omschrijving

  • Manage and oversee all financial activities within the manufacturing plant, including budgeting, forecasting, cost analysis, and financial reporting.
  • Develop and maintain financial controls and procedures to safeguard plant assets and ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with plant management and cross-functional teams to develop annual operating budgets and long-term strategic plans.
  • Collaborate with supply chain management (incl feedstock and end product toll manufacturing) to provide financial control, including budgeting, forecasting, cost and variance analysis, and financial reporting.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial metrics to identify areas for improvement and drive operational efficiencies.
  • Analyze variances between actual performance and budgeted/forecasted figures, and provide recommendations to address any discrepancies. This concerns both the fixed out of pocket costs of the plant as well as the variable costs (utilities, raw materials etc).
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for plant management and corporate stakeholders.
  • Lead the plant's financial planning and analysis processes, including revenue forecasting, expense management, and capital expenditure planning.
  • Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis and special projects as assigned by senior management.

Functie eisen

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding of cost accounting principles, financial analysis techniques, and budgeting processes.
  • Proficiency in financial management software (e.g., BC365, SAP, Oracle) and advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Prior experience as a plant controller for a (chemical) production environment is a must.
  • Prior experience in a renewable energy or sustainable materials industry is a plus.

Korte omschrijving

You will report directly to the Finance Director and work very closely with the Plant Manager and form part of the Plant Management Team. 


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