Business Controller (40 hours)

Ittervoort | Finance |

What is the job about?

As Business Controller SIL you are responsible for all direct business control activities, such as budget and forcasting actual performance review & challenge , strategic development and investment proposals for the entire silicone organization. You proactively support and challenge the business and translate growth ambitions into a financial strategy. You actively think about how we can further standardize and professionalize processes and reports.

One way you do this is by collecting and analyzing data using data from a wide range of sources to analyze key themes and identify possible impacts on the business. You manage the key aspects of the data management system. This includes being responsible for developing or operating key elements of the system. You prepare and coordinate the completion of various data and analytics reports.

As an experienced business controller, we don't need to tell you further what the work entails. However, it is important to mention what makes this position unique!

Among other things, this is the situation in which you will be working. On the one hand part of a large international and listed company like PETRONAS, but on the other hand part of a smaller international company that functions more like a family business. Part of your job is to connect the two and get both sides on board.

With the acquisition by PETRONAS, a huge growth strategy has been agreed upon, accompanied by large investments. You are closely involved in writing the business cases and convincing PETRONAS of the added value and hedging the risks.


The total business control team consists of you as our Senior Business Controller SIL, the Business Controller LAC and a junior Business Controller SIL. You will be part of the Global Finance and Control team and reporting to the VP of Finance & Control.

In this role, you will work closely with the two vice presidents of our silicone branch, 1 of whom works in Poland and the other in France. Your other business partners are located all over the world. And you will have a close cooperation with PETRONAS.

What's in it for you?

We offer a challenging senior level position. This has arisen because our current Business Controller is taking on a strategic role within our company. So his knowledge and expertise will stay available.

We offer an international position in a fluctuating market. In this role, you can build on the strategy for our silicone branch. Working hours and location are flexible and there is plenty of room for your own input.

The acquisition by PETRONAS offers you the best of both worlds. The advantages of a large corporate organization, but the freedom to get started with your own ideas in an entrepreneurial environment. Besides the activities, we nurture your ambition.

But there's more to offer:

  • A good salary matching your knowledge and skills
  • Bonus scheme of up to 2 months’ salaries
  • 8% Holiday allowance, 29 vacation days and 2 extra days if you don’t have sick leave for a calendar year
  • The ability to (re)purchase up to 5 additional leave days per year;
  • Reimbursement of your daily travel costs, 21 cents per km with a maximum of 50 km for a single journey
  • Pension plan (defined contribution scheme) with only 4% employee contribution and WGA gap and supplementary insurance
  • Company phone and laptop
  • Staff events with just a little more. For example, an annual company party, Christmas event and BRB treats to cake regularly for celebrating the birthdays of their employees
  • The possibility to work hybrid and flexible hours
  • International travelling
  • International projects for BRB and PETRONAS

What do you bring?

For this position, we are looking for a senior person who takes responsibility and who looks critically at proposed plans and also dares to give feedback. Someone who proactively looks at how we can best make things happen. It is a challenge to set the right priorities, but you will succeed, possibly in consultation with others.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills and can easily connect with others. Someone with an empathic ability, who is eager to learn, open to other ideas and enjoys working with others. You have a personal flair in challenging and motivating people.

What else do you bring:

  • At least 10 years of experience in a similar business controllers position
  • Preferably WO, RC is a plus
  • Proficiency in English, both written and oral is essential; knowledge of the Dutch language is beneficial
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience transitioning from a trading company to a manufacturing company is a plu

More information or apply directly?

Are you attracted to this challenging finance position and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to meet you! Apply for the position of Business Controller at BRB International by clicking on the apply button. Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? Please feel free to contact Linda de Noronha, Recruiter via

Since we expect to be able to fill this vacancy ourselves, we only accept candidates who apply directly to us.

Who are we?

BRB International BV is a worldwide producer of chemicals, silicones and additives. By providing great flexibility and short delivery times, we differentiate ourselves from larger competitors. We also focus on R&D, global supply and our unique customizable products. From our facilities in Ittervoort and Echt, products are sold worldwide. Besides that, the organization has facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Germany and Poland. Our customers are in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, oil / petrochemical, personal care and construction.

During the past 40 years, BRB International has grown from a small business to an international operating organization with over 400 employees and 16 locations worldwide.

The involvement of our employees is great. They rate us with an 8.1 and we are proud of that. Do you want to know more about us? Then visit our website

Our application procedure:

  • You will receive a confirmation of your application
  • Your application will be screened by one of our recruiters
  • We will contact you for an intake when we see a match
  • Interviews are planned (in most procedures 2 interviews, virtual or at our office if safe and possible)
  • An assessment can be part of the selection procedure
  • If all selection steps were successful, we'll make you a job offer, depending on your job title, a "VOG" is part of our procedure
  • We will plan your onboarding
  • Welcome at BRB International!
Linda de Noronha


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