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Plant Controller


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  82147
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  MC&A, Netherlands
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Are you an experienced Manufacturing Controlling Professional within a complex environment? Are you an engineer with financial experience or a financial with technical affinity with deep understanding of business performance drivers in the chemical industry? Welcome to LyondellBasell...

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

The Plant Controller Moerdijk is the competent financial dialogue partner for the Site management providing value added support through timely, high quality and leveraging information & insight to optimize financial performance. This position is based at the Moerdijk site and routinely interacts with internal customers including plant management, operations, supply chain, segment controlling, general accounting, inventory accounting fixed asset accounting, internal controls and audit.
Key activities include monthly performance reporting on variable and fixed costs, the coordination of the annual performance plan exercise, monthly forecast updates in order to closely monitor, project and manage manufacturing cost performance and internal control support activities for all aspects of the entire sites operations.
Incumbent is expected to have strong manufacturing acumen, a “hands-on” attitude, is result oriented and has strong interpersonal and communication skills. The Plant Controller Moerdijk is a crucial role in manufacturing decision support by providing insight and advise to drive Manufacturing financial performance of the Moerdijk Polybutene manufacturing site. The position reports to the Manager Manufacturing Controlling & Analysis EAI located in the European Headquarter in Rotterdam.

Responsibilities, include (but are not limited to) management of the following:

  • Key focal point and competent financial dialogue partner for the Site Manager and Site management at the Moerdijk site daily /interaction/ coordinating daily tasks sites
  • Responsible for managing the cost accounting, analysis, reporting and internal control coordination activities for all aspects of the entire site 
  • Develop and maintain a standard monthly reporting and analysis package that covers fixed and variable costs that satisfies all stakeholder’s requirements for timely, focused, decision oriented performance reporting. 
  • Frequently interact with the various internal customers including plant management, operations, supply chain, segment controlling, general accounting, inventory accounting, fixed asset accounting, internal controls and audit to ensure financial developments and implications are reviewed and understood in support of the decision making process
  • Controlling and analysis of all postings re site utilities, handle / distribution costs, volumetric variance, and unit price analysis to ensure appropriate volume/costs and correct allocation to the production units at the site
  • Classification of costs (fixed vs. variable)
  • Site capital processes with Capital Administration 
  • Provide support on turnarounds and OPEX/CAPEX classifications (Cooperation with auditors and external consultants in regards of internal and external audits (SOx) respectively projects)
  • Annual benchmarking
  • Contract reviews specific to site

This is what you bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, finance or other related business degree is required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Manufacturing Accounting and/or Controlling
  • Knowledge of IFRS/US GAAP & local statutory norms (Dutch not really relevant)
  • Businesses  processes knowledge
  • ERP and data retrieval / analysis experience with SAP(FI; CO; MM)  and Business Warehouse.
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems with minimal guidance
  • Possesses high level of customer attention and focus with appropriate discipline toward being the Financial Conscience for site leaders
  • Fluent spoken and written English, local language at the Site
  • Able to stay abreast of current business/market conditions for the business unit through close business partnership in order to forecast future economic/financial impacts

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our recruiter orn Smits at for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.


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