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Assistant Internal Audit Manager



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Location: ​Chicago​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:

Global Internal Audit (GIA) at Ferrero offers talented professionals the opportunity to join a fast growing, diverse, global team and to develop a broad set of technical and leadership skills, essential building blocks of any successful career.

Our mission is to preserve, enhance and expand Ferrero’s reputation and the core values required to support responsible and sustainable growth by providing risk based, value add and objective assurance, advice and insight. Our teams actively interact with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the organization, from factory personnel to senior executives.

For our North America business unit, we are looking for a Assistant Internal Audit Manager who will perform business process, compliance and strategic internal audit reviews in our North America Area (US, Canada and Puerto Rico). In this role, you will take part in a variety of internal audit reviews across all functions/divisions (manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, sales, etc.), in line with the Group Internal Audit methodology and the IIA standards.

You will be based Chicago and report to the North America Internal Audit Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • As Assistant Internal Audit Manager in Ferrero USA, you will lead and execute risk-based internal audit reviews and act as primary interface with stakeholders throughout the audit lifecycle. The audit reviews will comprise factories, business units and processes.
  • You will perform the day-to-day internal audit activities and assess the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management and internal control system, monitoring the work performed by junior team members and reporting to the North America Internal Audit manager.
  • You will evaluate processes and controls to ensure operational effectiveness and compliance with laws, regulations and internal procedures.
  • You will document audit findings, communicate findings and recommendations to key stakeholders and lead the preparation of the Internal Audit Reports by developing business-focused recommendations aimed at supporting management strengthen the internal control environment and improve processes.
  • You will perform follow up reviews to ensure the agreed corrective actions have been implemented.
  • You will maintain and update audit programs and tools and contribute to the GIA continuous improvement initiatives

Thanks to your dedication to continuous learning, you will undergo an extensive onboarding process, shadowing experienced team members to gain valuable insights into our operations. Throughout this immersive experience, our senior team will provide mentorship, ensuring that you gradually build confidence and autonomy in your role.

Who we are looking for:

  • You will bring your university degree background in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Engineering or equivalent. Certified Internal Auditor / Certified Information System Auditor is considered a plus.
  • You possess 6 to 8 years of professional business experience in Internal Audits, risk consulting or compliance. Experience in Big 4 and/or multinational Manufacturing/Consumer Products companies operating in the sweet and package food, are considered a plus.
  • You will contribute to the success of the team thanks to your good understanding of business processes, risk management, audit testing methodology and ERP systems, supported by your strong problem-solving and project management skills.
  • You carry out internal audit reviews with integrity and accuracy and possess the critical thinking, resilience, and technical competencies to identify and assess risks.
  • You are an excellent written and oral communicator, enthusiastic about working both individually and as part of a Team, supporting a continuous improvement culture, and adapt in an ever-changing environment.
  • You are willing to travel approximately 50% of your time, with some international travel.

Are you ready for this great challenge? Don’t miss the chance to apply!

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.