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Business Line Controller - Urethanes Americas

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

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What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

The Regional Business Line Controller plays a crucial role in the financial management and strategic decision-making process of the Urethanes (URE) Business Line Americas (AMS).  This position oversees the financial performance and control of all activities within the AMS region.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing accurate financial analysis including action recommendations, forecasting and reporting to support business growth, profitability and compliance objectives. Acting as an interface between Business Unit Controlling and Business Line AMS. 
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting with the preparation of relevant financial reports for business steering purposes of the Busines Line AMS. 
  • Giving financial guidance to the management team and proactively find areas for improvement in order to improve financial performance overall. 
  • Plant Controlling for production sites in Perth Amboy, NJ and Gastonia, NC including closing activities and management of local masterdata related activities.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations, accounting standards, and internal controls containing the coordination of external & internal audits regarding Financials. Maintaining the risk management system for the BL AMS including the identification and valuation of financial risks/opportunities.
  • Financial valuation of key projects of the Business Line and consolidating it in a financial roadmap of the BL in order to come up with a midterm planning of the Business Line.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field (MBA or advanced degree preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in controlling is required.
  • Financial valuation of key projects of the Business Line and consolidating it in a financial roadmap of the BL in order to come up with a midterm planning of the Business Line.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles, regulations and compliance standards.
  • Strong financial analysis and reporting skills, with a deep understanding of financial statements and key performance indicators.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.

LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

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Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5228

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275-1112

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Job Segment: Risk Management, MBA, Accounting, Finance, Management

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