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Business Unit Controller

Company: Lanxess Corporation
Location: Gastonia
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Job Description:

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.3 billion in 2018 and about 15,000 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 states.

What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Acting as financial manager for BU URE in the NAFTA region responsible for the tracking of KPIs and ensuring BU targets are met. Legal entity controlling for BU URE in the NAFTA region covering analysis, forecast and budgeting of the P&L, balance sheet and investment projects.

* Forecasting weekly production volumes and cost variances for both manufacturing sites

* Cost review meetings with site management team

* Month end SAP closing and reporting for both production sites

* Analyzing legal entity financials including sales, COGS and SG&A cost and deriving and communicating clear actions

* Communication of main deviations of BU performance to local corporate finance organization in the US

* Review and approve inventory revaluation proposal by product cost accounting

* Government Contract material costs for quarter

* Drive BOM and recipe review in preparation of annual budget exercise

* Generate conversion cost budget and site information package

* Entry of all relevant information into SAP (e.g. cost, capacities)

* Validate standard cost in SAP

* Approve, log and set up all Capital Appropriation Requests in SAP

* Participate in Capital update meetings

Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Financial Analyses: forecasting production volumes and cost, full P&L close and reporting, variances, management reporting, budgeting, etc. for 2 production sites. Investment Projects: Capital appropriation requests, capital meetings and updates, project closure notices, disposition of fixed assets, commitment reports, fixed asset reviews. Working Capital: Inventory and receivables development by legal entity, physical inventory accounting, write-offs / scrap. REQUIREMENTS

* BS Degree, 3-5 years professional experience minimum

* Travel to various sites is required, therefore a valid drivers licence is a must

* Good interpersonal skills; good IT knowledge including SAP, MS Excel

* Programming skills of advanatage (e.g. VBA / Python / R)

* Leadership, project management, and international experience of advantage

What we offer you:

* Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.

* Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.

* Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global Xwork program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.

* Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .

Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Keywords: Lanxess Corporation, Gastonia , Business Unit Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Gastonia, North Carolina

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