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Controller, Finance Operations

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

Blair, NE, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3587

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


Are you passionate about working with financial data and is it your ambition to grow within an international Business Control department? Are you a dedicated team-player with very strong analytical and reporting skills and interested in understanding not only the numbers but even more their business context? Are you known for clearly bringing across your message to finance and non-finance colleagues and are you appreciated for your meaningful contributions to important business decisions? If the answer is yes, we may have the perfect role for you!


The Plant Controller position will be located in Blair, Nebraska. Some travel is expected to Tucker, Georgia and Lenexa, Kansas. This positions primary responsibilities include, providing insightful finance analysis and collaborating with management to steer the production facilities in Blair, Nebraska and Tucker, Georgia in reaching their financial objectives. The ideal candidate is a hands-on “go-getter” and a business partner who is highly proactive and accustomed to successfully partnering with leadership.


As the Plant Controller, you will be the finance business partner of the Site Director in Blair and Tucker. In this role you will be responsible to:

  • Finance Partner for site leadership, pro-actively taking responsibility for strategy, budgeting, forecasting processes and business decisions
  • Support plant operations with timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis of results (a.o. cost control versus budget, efficiencies & variance reporting, and providing cost forecasts) 
  • Maintain strong control and reporting of Capital Expenditures, in particular a large on-going expansion
  • Analyze site financials with strong business acumen and guide leadership to make informed, financially sound decisions 
  • Oversee financial internal and external controls regarding assets (including inventory) and spend
  • Collaborate with site Operations Analyst on cost price calculations, evaluating inventory and challenging supply chain to maintain proper stock levels, complying with internal control guidelines
  • Collaborate with Lenexa based Finance Control Team
  • Member of management team at manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska
  • Support in a successful SAP Go-Live


Department: The Plant Controller is part of the Global Operations Finance Team and reports to the Senior Director Finance Global Operations who is based in The Netherlands. The Global Operations Finance Team is part of the Business Control Team within Corbion. Business controllers in Corbion act as finance business partners for the Commercial, Operations and RD&A teams within the organization and are focused on value creation. 



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required.  Master's degree in Accounting, MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Eight plus years of progressive experience in Accounting/Finance environment required; international manufacturing or food production a plus
  • Strong business, financial acumen with demonstrated ability to provide in-depth analysis
  • Working knowledge of controlling large CAPEX projects is a plus
  • Team player who is adaptable, flexible and comfortable presenting/communicating to various levels of the organization with a variety of goals and purposes 
  • Experience with ERP, SAP preferred, and Microsoft tools
  • Willingness to travel as needed to manufacturing facility in Tucker, Georgia and to our North American Corporate office in Lenexa, KS

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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