Senior Internal Auditor

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:

We are looking for a Senior Internal Auditor who will perform business process, compliance, and strategic reviews in the North America region. In this role, you will take part in a variety of projects across various functions and divisions (i.e. manufacturing, operations, supply chain, procurement, sales, etc.), in line with the Ferrero Group Internal Audit methodology and the IIA standards. You will be based in Chicago and will be  part of our multicultural and dynamic Global Internal Audit team, reporting to the North America Area Internal Audit Manager. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • As a Senior Internal Auditor in Ferrero USA, you will be lead and coordinate the execution of risk-based reviews to assess the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management and Internal Control System and to identify any weaknesses that could prevent the achievement of company’s objectives.
  • You will conduct preliminary data analysis and focused interviews to develop the Audit Planning Memorandum and a risk-based audit work-program, in coordination with the Internal Audit Manager.
  • You will monitor the day-to-day activities of the junior audit team members and act as primary interface with auditees throughout the audit lifecycle. You will prepare Internal Audit Reports that describe the gaps identified and provide recommendations aimed at supporting management to strengthen the internal control environment and improve processes.
  • Last but not the least, you will validate the action plans defined by auditees and conduct follow up reviews to confirm the effective and timely implementation of corrective actions. You will also contribute to the department continuous improvement initiatives and building its credibility within the global organization. 

Who we are looking for:

  • A degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, and 4-7 years of experience in years of experience in Operational, Financial and Compliance Audits, advisory activities, or risk consulting. 
  • Strong knowledge of multinational Manufacturing/Consumer Products companies or experience with sweet and package food. 
  • Good understanding of business processes, risk management, organization ERP system such as SAP, audit testing methodologies and audit management IT systems.
  • 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 50% of the time within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.  

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.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago