Internal Auditor


Lodz, LD, PL, 90-530

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

Internal Auditor


About the role:
You will be working with Internal Audit team members and cross-functional stakeholders to identify, size and evaluate risk drivers across Barry Callebaut (BC). You will evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of governance, risk management, and internal controls. As a result, you will advise the business on areas of risk, agree with the auditee on actions to change processes, controls and systems to minimize risk, improve performance and productivity and ensure that BC complies with all relevant regulations, laws and standards. You will have the opportunity to influence change in the business but also within Internal Audit, all whilst building up the skills of tomorrow!


Key responsibilities:


  • Plan, lead and conduct complex and routine audits (assurance and advisory) in all areas of BC’s activities (operational, global and/or regional processes, IM/IT, financial audits).
  • When audit lead, plan and manage the audit engagement team (usually 2 or more) so that audit objectives are met and the audit is concluded on time.
  • Collect, examine, analyze, and verify information about BC’s processes, systems and controls by interviewing employees and partners, reviewing system data, manuals, policies, reports, etc., as well as by analyzing actual SAP and other system configurations and functionalities.
  • Develop recommendations for changes to processes and systems that will adequately manage risks, improve performance and productivity and ensure that BC can achieve its objectives. Effectively communicate and present those recommendations to management and seek agreement on those.
  • Prepare audit reports that are concise and accurately document the audit and its findings.
  • Follow-up on (monitor) the action implementation status of previously performed audits.
  • Become a subject matter expert within the internal audit team for given processes.
  • Drive forward continuous improvement and projects within internal audit, including process improvements and the use of technology.
  • Participate in and further develop assurance committee meetings with various functions of BC (Integrated Assurance).
  • Build up and/or enhance (internal) network.
  • Support the audit planning process.


About you:


  • University Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • 5+ years internal or external audit experience. 
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is a plus.
  • Business experience in a multinational company (preferably in the food industry). 
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written), any additional language are advantageous (in particular Spanish and/or French). 
  • SAP knowledge. 
  • Proficient in MS Office / G-suite.
  • Ability to gain an understanding of complex, inter-disciplinary processes within a short time-frame.
  • High personal sensitivity (“6th sense”), demonstrating aptitude to adapt to and understand other cultures, good listening skills, to be able to change low cooperative behavior into a mutually confident working relationship.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • High integrity, objective and able to deal with highly confidential information.
  • Able to contribute positively to international & interdisciplinary teams during audits.
  • Willingness to travel internationally (approx. 30-40%, depending on the global situation).


We offer:


  • Stable employment in an international organization.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Private medical care for you and your family.
  • Employee Pension Program.
  • Sports card.
  • Life insurance.
  • Lunch card.
  • Discount card for cultural events.
  • Christmas benefits.
  • Chocolate, fruits, and vegetables in the office.
  • Opportunity to purchase the company's products at reduced prices.
  • Working in a hybrid model. 

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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