Senior Manager Internal Audit
Geneva, GE, CH
vor 4 Tg.


Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd.

With 6 000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves.

As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.


The Internal Audit team is a key contributor to the governance of the company, closely connected with risk management and internal control activities.

Overall, the department is responsible for :

  • evaluating internal controls in business processes and recommending improvements,
  • ensuring that the Company’s operations are running smoothly and efficiently,
  • helping to develop and apply global policies and procedures,
  • identifying business and financial risks and contributing to risk mitigation, and
  • performing ad-hoc advisory and investigation assignments.
  • To protect its independence and value-added, the VP Internal Audit reports to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively to the company CFO.

    Join the team that is making a tangible difference for the future of Wella, participate to one of the biggest transformations in the industry, driving and leveraging our culture of pride and performance!


    We are looking for the operational leader of Internal Audit engagements. Based in Wella Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, you will ensure compliance with internal procedures as well as external regulations.

    You will establish work standards and procedures for the appraisal of financial and operational records and controls. You will schedule, direct and manage internal audits, coordinate team members, guest auditors and external resources.

    You will act as an advisor to management based on a thorough knowledge of the company's internal control environment, technical expertise as well as experience and common sense.

    Reporting to the VP Internal Audit, the Senior Manager Internal Audit will have exposure to and interaction with personnel from various company locations and all headquarters functions.

    Domains include procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales, finance, human resources, research & development and information technology.


    The Senior Manager Internal Audit is responsible for implementing the company’s Internal Audit strategy. Working directly with all other members of the audit and internal control team, the Internal Audit manager is responsible for :

  • assisting in the design, development and execution of the multi-year audit plan,
  • planning and managing the delivery of the audit plan, ensuring that it addresses identified risk areas and stakeholder’s expectations,
  • performing audit procedures : conducting interviews, reviewing and analysing documentation and evidence, documenting business processes and procedures, evaluating key control activities, identifying issues, instances of non-compliance and root causes, preparing working papers and composing summary memos
  • assessing risks and developing recommendations to enhance operational efficiency,
  • communicating findings and recommendations to relevant levels of management verbally and through concisely written reports,
  • periodically and remotely monitoring the implementation of audit findings to ensure that agreed corrective actions are implemented and that risks are adequately mitigated;
  • following-up and escalating remaining major issues or inadequate responses.

    Other responsibilities include :

  • developing an understanding of the Wella organization, and specifically its business processes
  • developing and fostering strong professional relationships, representing internal audit on organizational project teams and at management meetings, building the department’s standing and credibility throughout the organization,
  • assisting with other projects including Internal Controls, Risk Mgt or Advisory as they may arise,
  • pursuing professional development opportunities, via training and professional association memberships, and sharing information gained with relevant colleagues,
  • taking a proactive role in continuous improvement initiatives in the audit department.
  • Essential :

  • Significant working experience as an internal auditor in a multinational corporation with manufacturing and supply chain activities in-house (or for similar clients in an advisory or outsourcing capacity)
  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • Solid knowledge of auditing standards and procedures experience of putting them to practice in corporate environment
  • Excellent analytical & reporting skills. Ability to manipulate large data sets; to handle complexity and to compile synthetic reports
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and effective way to express ideas, present recommendations and formulate plans or policies.
  • Disciplined work ethic with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize, ensuring all tasks are completed in a time efficient manner.
  • Self-motivated and results-driven.
  • Willingness to learn and develop, with a growing business
  • Capacity to think outside the box’, introducing new ideas and concepts to optimize current practices.
  • Ability to work across cultures with all levels of organization as well as with different functions.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of your working time, including internationally
  • Desirable :

  • Exposure to Enterprise Risk Management approaches and Compliance Programmes
  • Experience in or with a stock-exchange listed corporation, relying on one or multiple Shared Service Centers
  • Ability to partner with stakeholders at all seniority levels and serve as an advisor to your stakeholder group
  • Strong project management skills
  • Familiarity with Information Systems and IT general controls (computer operations, information security, business continuity, etc.)
  • Knowledge of IT software and tools (SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, ) and mastery of Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of any additional language would be a plus, in particular French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian
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