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Controller - Integrated Supply Chain

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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel is excited to announce this Controller – Integrated Supply Chain opportunity to join our team at our Columbus, Ohio location.

AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2021 and what an exciting time to be part of the team!


The Controller acts as a Finance Business Partner to the site managers in his/her scope and helps deliver on the Manufacturing & Site strategy.
The Integrated Supply Chain Controller will have site responsibilities for locations in the Columbus, Ohio and Huron, Ohio facilities

Key Accountabilities


  • Act as a recognized ISC Finance Business Partner towards the site management and other ISC counterparts in scope, and acts as the financial “conscience” within the respective site management teams

Strategy Development and decision making:

  • Expert at understanding the operations of the ISC operations and responsible for driving financial analysis and using its insights to contribute to the decision making by the ISC operations
  • Specialized in determining and implementing the manufacturing optimization opportunities
  • Contributes to the strategic and tactical decision making from the financial and economic perspective 
  • Play a prominent role in Capex planning (AR) and investment decisions

Integrated Business Planning: 

  • Support the implementation of IBP as main planning process within ISC, with a focus on Manufacturing
  • Partners with the ISC Controller Regional Americas controller, manufacturing controller colleagues and cluster ISC leaders in the execution of the IBP implementation effort.


  • Manages ISC Finance within the set scope, with a focus on manufacturing but also covering SC and where relevant local procurement 


  • Collaborates with other areas of the Finance function to ensure reliable, timely and correct supply of information and the proper set-up and functioning of the ISC planning & control-processes, administrative organization, internal controls and information systems


  • Ensure financial processes are in line with corporate guidelines, laws and regulations, functional standards, best practices and business/company strategy
  • Work with Regional Internal Control representative to establish the appropriate internal control framework for the regional ISC Control organization within Corporate Site policies/procedures


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, accounting, business administration or equivalent - Masters preferred
  • 6+ years of experience in multiple finance positions in an industrial/manufacturing environment (this very much depends on the site and the profile of the candidate
  • Independent, self-starting and interested in what is behind the numbers
  • Hands-on and can-do mentality
  • Highly analytical, with problem-solving and pragmatic skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with site management and others on site
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills
  • High proficiency in SAP and other business applications
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • High level of customer orientation, strategic orientation, results orientation, change management, ownership and collaboration
  • Able to build (informal) networks within the organization and manage change


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 12091 


Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin