Regional Internal Audit Manager Europe

Date:  09-Jul-2021
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

This role is a vital, integral part of the execution of Global Internal Audit processes at the highest level within ICL, with the principle function of directing internal audits at a senior level in Europe, which are aligned with the Global Internal audit vision to become a trusted advisor, as well as the defined strategy and audit plan. The objective of this role is to represent Global Internal Audit in the region, to be a focal point for the activities in Europe and to conduct audits in the field. You will report directly to the SVP Global Internal Audit. 

About the position 
The success of this position relies on bringing added value to the ICL operations in EU, by comprehensively and professionally auditing, establishing cooperative interfaces with relevant mangers and gatekeepers and elevating the Global Internal Audit function to the next level. 


Global Internal Audit structure comprises three pillars: Category Directors (Operations, Non Operations and IT); Regional Directors (EU, Americas, Asia-Pacific and RoW); and Auditors who are Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in their fields. In this position you will part of the extended Global Internal Audit Management. 


Your expertise in auditing operational processes is essential. Familiarity with IT is also an advantage, as is fluency in European languages.  


Your main tasks will be: 

  • Execute internal audits, with other auditors, or independently, in accordance with annual audit plan
  • Familiarity with the business activities in EU.
  • Maintain on-going communication and relationship with European senior management and entities’ management to identify risk areas and areas of concern.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with EU gatekeepers.
  • Conduct on-going risk-assessment in the region.  
  • Support the preparation of a multi-year internal audit plan.
  • Participate in executing Global IA strategy and delivery of key initiatives and processes.
  • Focal point for the auditees.  
  • Taking care of complaints and Ad-Hoc audits in the regions. 
  • As a trusted advisor - Providing advice on effective control environments. 
  • Innovation in internal audit methodologies. 


About you

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in internal auditor combined with relevant experience in operational activity, preferably in engineering, in a relevant industry, such as: chemicals, mining, industrial, production or supply chain. 
  • Knowledge in auditing with IT is an advantage.  
  • Strong Financial and Risk Management Know-How. 
  • MA an advantage. Other advanced degrees, certifications or licenses, including Internal auditing are an advantage.


In addition, the following soft skills are required: 

  • Strong stake-holder management skills with the right collaborator mindset. 
  • Business management skills: analysis, sharp, agile, honest, understanding, leading and managing complex environments. 
  • Proven ability in leading projects and accomplishing business objectives.
  • Understanding and experience in working in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Ability to travel in high frequency within Europe, and to other places around the world, based on the annual plans and IA needs
  • Experience in writing and presenting reports in English.

Location: ICL EU HQ, Koningin Wilhelminaplein 30, Amsterdam 


Languages: English and other relevant European languages 


More information? 
For more information about this position you can contact Yael O’Callaghan, Recruitment Manager Europe via or +31646113773.  
You can apply until March 19th. 


About us: 
ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 11.000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries. The European Headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
For more information, visit the company's global website or visit  to find out more about ICL’s activities in The Netherlands and Belgium.