Sr. Internal Auditor-Pharma/Biotech

Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Date Posted: 12-03-2017
During the audit preparation, you will need to get familiar with the process, through training, reviewing of Corporate Guidelines, local SOP, interviews of global or regional process owners, analyzing data, reviewing usual area for improvement for that process, benchmarking versus internal or external best practices. You will also have to get familiar with the business              environment, entity performance and organization to be able to put area for improvement into perspective. Based, on your knowledge of the process and risks you will have to develop your audit program to be conducted on the field.
 
During fieldwork you will have to develop a deep knowledge of the actual local process and identify areas for improvement to better manage the associated risk. This will require asking the relevant questions to several individuals involve in the process, to dig into data, to identify trends and vouching documents to spot inconsistencies and complete the relevant testing strategy.
 
When you have identified areas for improvement you will have to debrief the process owner, convince her/ him and work with her/ him on how to concretely improve the process.
 
During all the different phase you will be exchanging with the team leader who will help you developing the most relevant and reliable approach.
 
Since time available will be limited you will have constantly manage your priorities and           manage short timelines.
 
Your work will also have to be properly document so that it can be reviewed to ensure             reliability and relevancy since one of our value proposition is to provide reliable conclusions.
 
During audit wrap up, you will have to write your recommendations, straight to the point, short and easy to understand for individual not familiar with the process which will receive the       report. You will also have to follow-up on the action plan committed by the audited organization.
 
Besides, the audits you will be assigned a Center of Expertise depending on your background (manage medical, market to promote, plan to manufacture, procure to pay, or manage            finance).   For this area you are expected to train your colleague, to share your knowledge and good practice. You will also have to interact with the Senior Leaders of the function for the US and LATAM to inform them on the identified recurring findings, on how to address them more globally and to get familiar and provide feedback on any global guidance or requirement. You will have to improve the way we are reviewing those process, up-dating the audit program.
 
 
TEAM LEADER ROLE:
 
At first, the Senior Internal Auditor is in charge of auditing the processes assigned to him/her by the Team Leader.
 
When the Internal Management considers that you have acquired enough knowledge within the department and you have the necessary management skills you will also be a Team            Leading on some assignments. Based on past experiences, on average it takes between 9 and 15 months for a Senior Internal Auditor to be given the opportunity to Team Lead some assignments.
 
In this role you will  be responsible
  • Prepare the assignment with the support of the team. Get familiar with the   audited organization, the audit environment and processes. Identify main risks and define priorities for the assignment, set the audit strategy and customize the audit program, allocate auditors work.
  • During fieldwork:‚ó¶Review auditors work and adjust the audit strategy accordingly
  • Review identified findings to ensure accuracy and with the relevant root cause
  • Propose corrective action plans leveraging on good practices identified on   other assignments
  • Debrief the findings to Senior Manager
  • Complete your own audit steps (depending on the assignment this part may vary from 20% to 60% of your time)
  • Conduct the opening and closing meeting
  • Be the contact point for the supervisor (either the Hub Head or the Deputy head) during the fieldwork
 
  • After fieldwork, Prepare the draft audit report to be reviewed by the supervisor
  • Ensure that the audit documentation is completed as per defined standards,
  • Review the proposed action plan by the auditees to ensure they will remediate identified risks
  • Provide feedback to each team member to develop them
  • Contribute to the follow-up of the agreed action plan
  • Provide assistance and individual advice to the audit team
 
Qualifications:
 
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Master’s Degree is preferred.  A minimum of 5 years of Professional work experience in one of the following functions: Medical,              Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, Compliance, Internal Control, Commercial Excellence,  and/or Internal/External audit is required.  Previous experience in Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and/or  Biotech Industry is preferred.  Previous Audit experience is preferred. International exposure and/or global experience is preferred. Fluency in Spanish and/or  Portuguese is preferred. 
 
The ideal candidate is inquisitive, persuasive, service oriented, able to recognized and            responds to diverse thinking styles, learning styles and cultural qualities, and has a global      mindset.  This role will require extensive travelling within the US, to Latin America, and also occasionally elsewhere in the world. Travels can be as long as 3 weeks in a row and can take 10 to 22 weeks per year.
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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