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Date:  Sep 23, 2023
Location:  Allentown
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Are you looking for a new challenge? For our location Allentown we are looking for a(n) Business Division Controller-Polymers.

Position Overview: 

The Business Division Controller is the financial lead for the Polymers Business in the NCA region, directly supporting the Division Vice President in achieving the strategic, operational, and financial goals and objectives of the business. The a Controller is a member of the regional leadership team and, in that capacity, provides financial guidance and consultation to the broader organization regionally and from a functional perspective.  Must maintain a strong cross-functional network with various organizations in US, Germany, and other countries.  Close collaboration with global colleagues is essential to ensure alignment within the business from an operational and strategic standpoint, and for implementation of new tools and processes from a functional standpoint.  Participates in global division strategic and operational planning meetings and other global division and controlling meetings as necessary.


The controller is responsible for directing the timely analysis and reporting of Division financial results to facilitate understanding of profitability drivers and performance vs. expectations.  The incumbent takes the lead role in coordinating the budgeting and forecast process for the regional business.  Individual provides the "communication bridge" to the broader financial organization to advocate for the needs of the business.  The controller is responsible to ensure that all investment projects are appropriately analyzed and reviewed so that informed investment decisions are made.  The controller plays a valuable role in assisting the Division Vice President to drive programs aimed at productivity, profit improvement or other strategic initiatives.


  • Provide business advice and counsel to the Division Vice President through active participation in the regional leadership team, acting as the business interface with other finance disciplines and actively participating in the development of business operating strategies.
  • Direct the timely and accurate completion ongoing operational analysis required by Division, Region, or Corporate management.  This includes the monthly reports, forecasts, budgets, and strategic planning. Support other functional groups within Polymers in utilizing various information tools to support business needs.
  • Establishes and maintains cost center planning and analysis of expenses within NCA region.  Support continuous improvement projects in the region and drive cost efficiency.
  • Prepare financial evaluations of capital expenditures, ensuring analyses and approval documents are prepared in accordance with regional and corporate procedures.  Provide an independent view of the merits of individual projects from a broader strategic perspective.
  • Supports/prepares presentations for all levels of management on business performance.  Deliver presentations on business results in various settings, including monthly leadership meetings, regional and global Controlling meetings, and broader employee meetings.
  • Provide analytical support for major supplier and partner contract negotiation to ensure the impact on the business is well understood.  Responsible for the integrity of sales contract administration for long-term contracts of the business, including analysis and approval of customer contracts to maintain appropriate level of profitability and ensure customer agreements can be effectively administered.
  • Supervises the business team controllers supporting the division.  This includes the timely completion of employee reviews and assessments, as well as supporting their continued development.



  • Bachelor required, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years related experience 
  • Percentage of Travel: 10% or less, to US sites, as well as Germany
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25119 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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