Governance, Risk & Compliance manager


Job Location: ​Almaty​

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.

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.

About the Role:

Successful candidate will work in coordination with the Region CFO to be the GRC processes ambassador vs. Region mgmt., driving risk mitigation mindset under the professional guidance of the Area GRC.

In terms of the HR OI role will work in coordination with Region HR under professional guidance of the Area HR OI and be responsible at Region level for the proper operation of the Region Model and the development and implementation of organizational projects, including organization design and development, change management ensuring the deployment of the O&I methodology. 

Main Responsibilities:


  • Coordinates Region/Country functions’ assessment/implementation of policies and remediation of audit findings/control issues
  • Support Region/Country functions in local risks identification. Facilitate the Region/Country cross functional solution of issues
  • Perform local quality assurance on implementation and remediation
  • Report status of activities and key topics to region/local AFC manager, Region Boards / Country Leadership Teams and to the Area International GRC manager
  • Drive for Region’s harmonization and good practice
  • Collaborate within the professional family for development of GRC best practice
  • Be the contact point for internal audit (for country audits and quality assurance)


  • Develops organization design to support Region organization evolution in term of structures and integration mechanisms to achieve business objectives.
  • Directs organizational development for specific Functions / sub-functions in terms of to-be structures, role design, and recommended sizing.
  • Plans, designs and monitors Function / Area Group governance mechanisms to ensure main decisions / processes are structured and required actors are involved
  • Develops policies about main Function / Area  processes and coordinate compliance checks
  • Supports management with the governance implementation at Area / local level. Manages the implementation of organizational projects at Function / Area level
  • Supports projects in the assigned Area as PMO Support.
  • Participates as team members or in steering committee for transformation projects


Who we are looking for:

  • Higher education,
  • Business acumen,
  • Strong discipline and organizational skills,
  • Systematic, structured and pro-active,
  • Strong leadership and cross functional cooperation skills
  • 5 years in Big 4 audit firms or Internal Audit department or
  • 5 years in FMCG company in risk assessment, implementing policies, controls assessment and reviews
  • Governance (policies and procedures)
  • Risk management (risks identification, compensating controls)
  • Compliance (internal audit and remediation plan)
  • Business processes (FMCG industry)
  • Finance and IT knowledge (SAP)
  • Office tools (Powerpoint, Excel, etc)
  • English language: mother tongue / fluent  

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.