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Controller Algae and Sustainability

Job Category:  Finance and Accounting
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Amsterdam, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1810

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



As Corbion’s Controller, Algae, R&D and Sustainability, you will be a key participant in the finance team, collaborating with global stakeholders across and within levels of the organization.  This position is based in Amsterdam and reports to the Senior Director Finance Algae, Global R&D and Corporate Sustainability.


The ideal candidate is a team player who adapts easily and can communicate effectively with various departments and levels of the organization and shows cultural awareness when working with other nationalities.  Success in this role requires attention to detail and taking ownership of processes and projects with a mindset of "how can we do things better/smarter."  If you have strong finance, accounting and analytical capabilities and enjoy being hands-on to get things done, this might be the right role for you!




  • Drive improvements in the reporting, setup internal controls around the data process for sustainability (ESG) reporting (approx. 50% of this role)
  • Manage financial components in Corbion’s Sustainability Reporting
  • Own the Planning and Control cycle for the R&D and Algae Business Unit, preparing periodic reporting for Management Team
  • Support the Senior Director Finance in ad-hoc business analysis requests
  • Own, facilitate and optimize the process of collecting and processing data needed for sustainability KPI reporting, and ensure timely delivery of business requirements
  • Prepare budgets for relevant cost centers and act as the business partner for the owners (VP, Director level) of these costs centers.  This includes preparing monthly analyses and collaborating with Finance Accounting
  • Collaborate with the Operations Finance team on fact based/estimated financial analysis within Algae business (e.g. logistic and freight to customer) and R&D business
  • Prepare the financial evaluation of a proposed business case and root cause analysis of issues and implement the improvements / changes




  • Financial Education (minimum HBO) with strong analytical skills and good communication proficiencies
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience, preferably in an international manufacturing (bio)chemical environment
  • Proven success with Business Intelligence systems & Database systems (ERP, preferably SAP/BW or SAC, Microsoft (Power) BI, Advanced Excel skills)
  • Excellent skills in Dutch and business English speaking & writing. Portuguese language is a plus
  • Working knowledge of sustainability reporting (GHG protocol, GRI Standards) is a plus



About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.

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