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BASF Site Controller in Charlotte, North Carolina

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Site Controller EDN- (ID: 2100963)-Charlotte, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for site controlling in EDN, Dispersions and Resins NA. This role will be located at CTC in Charlotte, NC but provide site controlling services to sites remotely. In this role, you will support the development, execution and tracking of the site’s overall cost budget, internal controls, and provide guidance in all financial matters. You will report to the Finance Business Manager, Dispersions and Resins NA (N-EDN/C) and liaise with the Dispersions and Resins regional and divisional controlling teams, site leadership team, and the North America regional accounting platform. You will also participate in the site leadership team.

Formula for Success

  • Your keen attention to detail will enable you to execute the onsite implementation of adequate internal controls and ensure that they are maintained so that inventories, M&E and other company assets are maintained and reported appropriately during all phases of plant operations.

  • Your solid knowledge of computer programs such as MS Office and SAP will aid you as you direct the preparation (including SAP and management reporting) of the site’s operating plan, forecast, and YTD performance.

  • Leveraging your bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and your financial analysis and/or operational accounting experience, you will provide site specific finance-related guidance to unit leadership and cost transparency including cost tracking for impacts associated with business changes impacting the plant (e.g., new product introduction, asset utilization, inventory targets, new capital projects, M&A, site reorganizations). Additionally, you will use this knowledge to counsel and advise operations leadership on finance-related implications associated with management decisions regarding plant assets (e.g. inventory valuation / asset impairments / capital vs expense).

  • Using your strong communication skills to successfully engage across the organization, you will collaborate with plant, site and business leadership on proactively determining the overall impacts of site and plant spending decisions on product costing, asset reliability, and fixed cost targets. Additionally, you will use these skills to proactively engage with plant and site leadership on developing key performance indicators (KPIs) for the plant that aligns to site and business targets and provides active monitoring and reporting transparency.

  • Your ability to act as a change agent for continuous improvement initiatives at the site will be essential as you proactively evaluate and explore opportunities to drive cost improvements, simplicity and reduce complexity with cost transparency through implementation support and continuous monitoring.

  • Utilizing your experience in project economic evaluation and justification, you will actively support business/site-specific activities and special projects (including unique site/business tasks), coordinate & evaluate the gathering of fixed cost forecast data, and present to business and plant management an explanation of actual site performance versus plan and forecast.

  • Relying on your strong business acumen, you will support the development and execution of the plant strategic development plan, including asset strategies and operational excellence initiatives.

  • Influencing others without direct authority, you will work to build a culture of Safety, Continuous Improvement and Customer Focus while creating an atmosphere where employees can do their best work. An example of this will be your focus on identifying areas to improve the transparent cost accounting for business steering, including ad-hoc reporting and providing impacts / gap analysis for fixed cost budget versus target differences.

  • Demonstrating your strong ability to lead, you will manage the development, implementation and control of the sites cost plans and capital expenditures.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: CONT - Controlling

Organization: N-EDN/C-Controlling-63017806

Title: Site Controller

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 2100963