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Project Controller Plant Construction (Thailand)

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  963

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.



Position will be based in Rayong, Thailand (greater Bangkok area) as per 1 January 2021 for a prolonged period (minimum 2.5 years).


Corbion is the global market and cost leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives. To further strengthen Corbion's position we are investing $ 190 million in the construction of a new 125,000 metric tons lactic acid plant in Thailand, which will operate at the highest sustainability standards and cost efficiency.

For this project and for future CAPEX projects, we are currently looking for a Project Controller to permanently join our global finance team.

As Corbion’s new project controller you will take responsibility for controlling, forecasting and reporting of project costs and schedule including cash flows, assuring that risks are analyzed and managed and setting up the financial processes and internal controls for the new operations.

You will report to the Sr. Director Finance Operations who is located in Europe and you work closely with with the Project Director, Technology & Capex Director and RTO (Ready -To-Operate) Director. You will have a dotted reporting line to the Project Director.





Cost management, cash flow & schedule

  • Ensure effective process and reporting method, including system support (SAP/other)
  • Timely and accurate monitoring, control and reporting of the work that was scheduled, including translate the financial forecast of work to be done
  • Prepare forecast cash flows for the Project
  • Ensure proper documentation of scope changes, budget reclasses, contingency usage


Reporting, Regulatory, Compliance & Governance

  • Ensure correct and timely reporting to local authorities
  • Prepare accurate and timely project reporting (monthly cost report, risk register, KPI’s)
  • Prepare asset capitalization and project close out (transition to asset management in SAP)


Procurement, contract and risk management

  • Review bid tabs (reference to Project budget)
  • Drive frequent Risk management including analysis of project and financial risks


Ready to Operate (RTO)

  • Provide input for setup of plant data collection and analysis in order to be able to measure plant (e.g. production output, manufacturing variances) performance in future
  • Design and integrate financial processes of New Plant in existing SAP system





As our Project Controller you work in collaboration with the team, are able to adopt change (flexibility), are eager to make the difference, driven for results and have the courage to challenge the project team on assumptions, risks and outlook.

In addition a successful candidate possesses the following qualifications:


  • A Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Finance or Business Economics
  • At least 8 years of experience in large CAPEX projects.
  • Good understanding of project management methodologies
  • Good understanding of plant design, capex procurement and construction
  • Able to identify and analyze financial risks and prepare forecast of complex CAPEX projects
  • Good understanding of (process) manufacturing and experienced in setting up financial systems for new operations.
  • Excellent proficiencies in English, verbal as well as writing (Dutch is a pre)
  • Proficient SAP knowledge is preferred
  • Ability to work in matrix organization
  • Currently residing in, or willing to relocate to Rayong (Bangkok area, Thailand) for at least 2.5 years starting in January 2021.



Our offer

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus  with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products.
  • Besides training on the job we have a developing plan ready for you. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


About Corbion


Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Our sustainable ingredient solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. With a worldwide network of production facilities, sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries, Corbion is known for quality, product innovation, and customer orientation, as well as for its collegial, informal and results-oriented company culture.


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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