Director Risk Management and Sustainability controls (all genders) part/full-time

Posted 14 Mar 2024

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 272459


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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.  


Your role:

Governance, Risk & Control (GRC) drives the definition, implementation and further development of a state-of-the-art financial and non-financial Internal Control System and orchestrates our group-wide Risk Management.

The candidate (will be responsible for setting the roadmap, direction, and strategy for internal controls over non-financial reporting, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards. Furthermore, the candidate will drive the evolutionary maintenance of our group-wide risk management and contribute to an effective strategy for a further integration of our core functions dealing with governance, risk and compliance.


Key Responsibilities

  • Setting a direction and strategy: Support the definition of a clear vision and strategy for governance, risk and control ensuring alignment with relevant group functions, sector goals and broader organizational objectives. Lead the initiative for group-wide design and implementation of a control system over non-financial/sustainability reporting.
  • Ensure proper reporting: Drive the regular risk reporting cycles, ensure that the frameworks meet relevant standards and the appropriate representation in the annual report of the group.
  • Foster a Strong Risk Culture: Act as ambassador for a strong risk culture in a dynamic environment, advocating for the importance of risk management and internal controls. This includes planning & coordinating initiatives to upskill personnel and to enhance relevant capabilities.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with senior stakeholders across the organization to understand their needs, challenges, and opportunities for improvement and report results to respective management levels and committees.
  • Training and Support: Provide training and support to teams across the group on governance principles, tools, and good practices.


Who you are:

  • University degree in Business, Finance, or equivalent. Relevant professional experience in Governance, Risk, Control and Compliance. Gathered in consulting, audit or in a major public listed company (minimum of 8-10 years working experience).
  • A strong understanding in the area of Finance and related processes, non-financial processes, esp. latest developments in the area of ESG/sustainability and related reporting obligations (e.g. CSRD, etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement governance, risk and control strategies and roadmaps.
  • Open-minded and ability to manage stakeholders of different hierarchies and cultures (good intercultural and communication skills).  
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and engage diverse stakeholders, and to understand and communicate complex topics effectively to different audiences.
  • Experience in using data analytics and familiarity with handling ERP system data and data analytics tools (for e.g., Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, etc.).
  • Industry experience in the Pharma, Biotech, Life Science or Electronics sector is a plus.
  • Business-level fluency in German and English.



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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