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Risk Advisor

Job ID 9998 Paris, Île-de-France Region, France;
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. The role of the Finance function is to define financial policies and to secure the correct, good and compliant financial management of the Group. It also provides both external stakeholders and internal decision-makers with relevant financial data and analyses, with an intention to support sustainable value creation and value retention.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Dpty Head of Risk Management, you are part of a team of ~10  persons. The Risk Management team is part of the Internal Audit and Risk Management Dept.

Your main assignments will be:
  • Support the Corporate Process Managers (CPM) or GBU Process Risk Coordinators (PRC) to identify and assess the risks existing in their processes, and to design appropriate key controls to tackle those risks. For this purpose, you will have to collaborate with all the actors contributing to the definition and implementation of internal control in BSAs, SBS or GBUs. This requires to develop a network of contacts in many entities of the Group.
  • Also support the CPM and PRC to roll-out changes or new controls if needed (indicating which issues and controls shall be a priority for the coming year, as well as the roll-out plan).
  • Carry out a number of GBU or Function risk management exercises, including both the risk assessment phase and the mitigation actions follow-up. Contribute also to the Group risks update.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the internal control framework by using various assessments (walk-throughs, self-assessments, testing, analysis of internal or external audit results). 
  • Coordinate the internal control assessment with the external auditors to optimize coverage and minimize the disruption in the audited entities.

Located in Paris with a some travelling (~10 to 20%) -  more in the second half of the year – in Europe, occasionally overseas.

Education and Experience:
  • Graduated at Master II level
  • 2 - 3 years of experience  in risk consulting / audit / control or in process related positions

  • Good listening and clear communicating skills
  • Critical thinking 
  • Rigorous and methodical
  • Good level of autonomy
  • Fluent English (other European languages is a plus)



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