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Governance Risk Compliance Specialist

Parsippany, NJ

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 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 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:

Scope: North America Region – US Entities (commercial and industrial) + Canada (commercial and industrial) + Portorico (commercial).

Reporting lines: Managerial and professional reporting to North America Region GRC Manager. Working and collaborating with North America Region CFO, International Area GRC and Local Functions.

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 / testing on implementation and remediation
  • Report status of activities and key topics to Region/Local GRC and AFC managers, 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)


Who we are looking for:
  • Degree in Economics, Audit or similar
  • 3+ years in Big 4 audit firms or Internal Audit department of Multinational
  • 3+ years in FMCG company in risk assessment, implementing policies, controls assessment and reviews
  • Multilingual: English, Italian, and Spanish (other languages is a plus)
  • 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.)
  • Results and future-oriented thinking , capable to set priorities
  • Flexible to different scenarios and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Autonomous and with balanced judgment
  • Able to communicate to different management level (presentation skills)
  • Organizational integration (cross functional)
  • Managing people (direct and indirect influence)
  • Project and Change management


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.

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.