Head of Control - Rotterdam Botlek

Are you an ambitious, motivated and driven Finance professional with experience at a manufacturing site? And do you have affinity with energy, technology, strategy and dynamic reporting? Would you like to play a role in building and strengthening Nobian’s reputation and voice as a leading producer of essential chemicals in Europe? If so, then we have a great opportunity for you!


Head of Control Rotterdam
Fulltime, Rotterdam-Botlek
Annual salary: EUR 90.000 -  EUR 120.000


Your challenge as Head of Control for the Site Rotterdam 
As Head of Control of Nobian’s largest Chlor-Alkali site, located in the dynamic Port of Rotterdam, with a value of app. €1 bln and where more than 200 people work, you act as the financial conscience of the site. You will be an important member of the Site Leadership Team and manage the month-end close process. Our production process is energy intensive so you should have affinity with the energy business and the energy transition. You answer ad-hoc questions and analyses requests from all stakeholders.

As a highly experienced controller you will lead the Financial Planning and Analysis activities at the site; monitor the expenses, review estimates and budgets and where necessary, take action to improve the results. You pro-actively initiate and drive change and improvement initiatives, like dynamic reporting through Power BI.


Your main responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the execution of the Rotterdam site strategy which focusses on themes like variable cost reduction, capital efficiency, sustainability and growth.
  • Efficiently and accurately execute the planning & control cycles in line with Nobian’s guidelines for the P&L, Capex and OWC. Leading initiatives on site to improve the cost and capital base and OWC management. Further deploying automatic reporting through Power BI.
  • Pro-actively interpreting, compiling and distributing information using variance analysis. 
  • Governance, risk management, insurance management and internal control at the site.
  • Acts as role model on the site but also across the Integrated Supply Chain Finance community. Will be in close contact with peer controllers to identify and design standardization across the sites.


You will be reporting to the Finance Director for the Integrated Supply Chain and will lead a small team of controllers.


About Nobian

Nobian is a European leader in the production of essential chemicals for industries ranging from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable supply of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes, thanks to our integrated value chain with modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. We have a strong heritage of salt production of over 100 years dating back to 1918. Our 1,600 employees are committed to become safer, more efficient and sustainable, to ensure that the essential products of today will keep enriching our lives tomorrow with chemistry you can count on.



This is our offer

When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. Nobian is a company that develops, produces, and sells chemical products that are essential for everyday life and with a world-class sustainability track record and program (Ecovadis platinum rating in 2022). Our employment package comprises:


  • Permanent contract;
  • 30 holidays;
  • Attractive Pension Plan;
  • Competitive bonus plan based on your and the business performance;
  • Discount on our collective health insurance.


Have you got what it takes?

If you are ambitious, motivated and driven to lead the Controlling function for a major manufacturing site, you have affinity with energy, technology, strategy and with dynamic reporting, then this is the right role for you! You are structured, influential, highly analytical and accurate with an academic degree in Business Economics (RA/RC) and have gained several years (10+) of relevant experience in control roles in matrix organizations. In addition, you bring accounting experience and a basic knowledge of IFRS. Experience with Manufacturing Controlling is essential. To successfully execute the role, you also bring along:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to ensure tasks are followed through to completion. In addition, you are able to plan workload and priorities ensuring deadlines are always met and work is in line with policies and procedures
  • Excellent team player and strong communication skills, with experience in a “spider in the web” kind of role, both within and outside the finance function
  • Outstanding system skills in particular SAP, SAP BW, MS Power BI, MS 
  • Curiosity with a constant drive to explore and execute improvements in results and efficiency.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English both verbal and written is a pre-requisite (German would be an advantage).


Are you eager to start your career at Nobian as Head of Control for the site Rotterdam?

Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on our own website and upload your CV. Any questions? Then contact Jeroen Sevenstern, Talent Acquisition Partner; jeroen.sevenstern1@nobian.com 


Apply now!


A pre-employment screening and a Certificate of Conduct may form part of the selection process

We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.