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Risk & Control Officer - Nutreco - Via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Locatie: Amersfoort

Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Nutreco is searching for a candidate for the challenging position of Risk & Control Officer, covering Enterprise Risk Management and Operational internal controls (Nutreco Business Support Framework (NBSF). The position will also include managing and monitoring the Financial Control Framework and Segregation of Duties within that framework.

  • Covering Enterprise Risk Management and Operational internal controls
  • Managing & monitoring the Financial Control Framework and Segregation of Duties

About our client
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Nutreco's advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future.

Nutreco employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 35 countries with sales in over 80 countries. Nutreco reported annual revenues of € 5.7 billion in 2015. Nutreco is part of SHV since April 2015. SHV is a privately-held family company which aims to maintain its strong position in a number of operational activities and selected investment activities. SHV, based in the Netherlands, is present in 62 countries on all continents and employs approximately 60,000 people. 

Tasks and responsibilities
In this role, you will support the Manager Risk Management & Control in the further implementation of the NBSF worldwide, which includes training, system readiness, supporting the business in assessing the controls in the NBSF and reviewing the quality of the assessment by the business.

You will support the R&C team in further improvements and redeployment of the self-assessment of the financial controls within the Financial Control Framework (FCF). Besides this, you will support the R&C team in ongoing improvements regarding Segregation of Duties. Considering the above, you will be a linking pin between Corporate and the business when it comes to enterprise risk management and internal controls.

In this role, you report to the Nutreco's Manager Risk Management & Control, who reports to the Corporate Controller.

Tasks and key responsibilities include amongst others:

Enterprise Risk Management & BSF (60%)

  • Support in executing risk assessments;
  • Analyse outcome of risk assessments and identify further improvements to identified focus areas;
  • Create added value to the business through recommendations and support;
  • Translate changes in the Nutreco key risks into the NBSF controls and test plans;
  • Further implement the NBSF into the organization;
  • Support training and communication to the NBSF project;
  • Design and maintenance of NBSF test plans and system;
  • Support the process of assessing the NBSF controls;
  • Execute quality review to the NBSF assessment process.

ICF / Segregation of Duties (40%)

  • Support improvements to the design of the current FCF in terms of risks and controls;
  • Support maintenance of the Financial Control Manual;
  • Support re-deployment of the FCF self-assessment;
  • Enable FCF tooling;
  • Support reporting on FCF self-assessment outcomes;
  • Back-up and support role monitoring compliance with Segregation of Duties requirements and report to (senior) stakeholders on a periodical basis;
  • Provide support in coordination with process information managers (within IT) in order to keep conflict-free roles in ERP system M3. 

The ideal candidate should have a good understanding and knowledge of enterprise risk management (methodology and execution), internal control management and a good understanding of business processes. The candidate should also have a strong affinity with financial processes and controls.

Required professional skills:

  • 3-5 years risk, audit, and/or control experience, preferably acquired within one of the Big 4 Audit Firms;
  • Experience in the area of enterprise risk management;
  • A Master degree in Business Studies, Accounting, Finance, Control or business related subject;
  • Languages: fluent Dutch and English (both verbally and in writing), being able to understand and speak Spanish is a pre;
  • Good understanding and knowledge of business processes, financial processes, accounting, risks, and internal controls;
  • Besides relevant knowledge and experience, the ideal candidate has already developed him/herself to a mature, decisive and independent personality;
  • Willing and able to travel when necessary.

Required personal skills:

  • Takes initiative and gets things done in a constructive way;
  • Takes on action in a proactive way;
  • Operates successfully under pressure, ability to overcome resistance;
  • Ability to think outside the box;
  • Ability to easily connect with all levels within an organization;
  • Confident and able to communicate at different levels, persuasive;
  • Ability to come with solutions that fit the guidance/rules but are also pragmatic where needed;
  • Be flexible when it comes to changing panels;
  • Ability to motivate and train people in an efficient and effective manner;
  • Able to identify issues while demonstrating good attention to detail;
  • Takes responsibility for his/her work. 

Our Offer

  • Working at a people oriented, international and dynamic culture;
  • International experience and exposure, due to multitude of contacts with people in operating companies and corporate management with different cultures all over the world;
  • Independence;
  • The ability to further develop personal skills and knowledge, especially in the area of Risk Management and Internal Controls;
  • Opportunity to initiate activities in close cooperation with key-stakeholders;
  • Opportunity to travel (occasionally) to Nutreco's OpCo's;
  • Attractive salary payment with 13th month and bonus opportunity.

The role will be situated in Nutreco's Head Office (Amersfoort).
International travel to Nutreco offices around the world: ca. 10-15% a year.


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24 oktober 2017
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