Smith & Nephew.
Description ABOUT US Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports\u00a0 healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries \u00a0to improve the quality of life for their patients. We have leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma: \u00b7 Orthopedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders \u00b7 Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds \u00b7 Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint \u00b7 Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have over 15,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion .We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100. SUMMARY This is an exceptionally exciting time to be joining the Internal Audit Team as it continues to build on an excellent profile in the organization and continues the journey to become a top quartile audit function through various continuous improvement programs. This is an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to play a key role in shaping the future of a truly leading edge Global Internal Audit function with further opportunities to move with-in the function or internally with-in the group. As a key member of the Internal Audit team, the U.S. Internal Audit Manager is responsible for assisting the Internal Audit Directors in delivering the Global Internal Audit Strategy under the direction of the SVP Internal Audit. The U.S. Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for delivering Global Internal Audit engagements with initial focus on U.S. and Latin America Commercial operations and the Global Operations organization (covering Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and Procurement) in the short term. The candidate will be developing senior level relationships and acting as an ambassador for the Internal Audit Function across the group. The emphasis of the role is very much on good commercial awareness, collaborative business partnering and advisory. Successful candidates are likely to hold an accountancy or internal audit qualification and have significant and diverse internal audit experience in complex organizations. Candidates currently in practice\/ Big 4 as well as those who have already moved to industry will be considered. You will be used to managing teams on audit assignments and have the ability to lead and deliver high quality end-to-end audits and multiple audit projects. The opportunity would suit an existing Audit Manager in practice \/ Big 4, or Corporate Audit team member looking for opportunities to take greater ownership of the delivery of the audit plan and engagement with senior stakeholders. The role will be based in Andover, MA with an expectation of 30% travel, largely within the U.S. and Latin America, but also including Europe and Asia Pacific as needed. This U.S. Internal Audit Manager role sits with the U.S. team of this leading international medical device group. The U.S. represents the single largest market and is also the base for Global Operations across the group. Internal Audit is a global function which reports to the CFO and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. It provides the directors of Smith & Nephew PLC and divisional management of the group independent assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of internal control. The function is led by the Sr. Vice President, Head of Internal Audit (HIA) based at the Group Head Office in London. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Delivery of high quality global group internal audits; adhering to departmental procedures for audit planning, fieldwork and reporting. Drafting Internal Audit Reports, including identifying associated risks and proposing recommendations. Development of an effective working relationship with auditee senior management. Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision and to take initiative. Assess and monitor management\u2019s progress in implementing agreed upon actions. Development of IA practices, procedures etc. in line with best practice. Assist in preparation of Audit Committee papers. Acting as a ambassador for Internal Audit across the business. Train and coach seniors and other IA staff members. Strong influencing and negotiation skills in order for appropriate action to be taken by senior management to rectify issues.\u00a0 Qualifications Travel : Willingness to travel up to 30% - 40% (typically two week audit engagements as part of a wider team). Experience & Qualifications: Finance and \/ or Internal Audit experience (CPA, ACA, ACMA, ACCA, MIIA, CIA, CISA). At least 6 years of experience gained in either the profession and \/ or a large corporate internal audit \/ risk management department. In addition, experience in at least one of the following areas: Medical Devices Manufacturing & Supply Chain \/ Commercial IT Exposure to business in emerging markets, particularly in Latin America HCP Compliance Sarbanes Oxley Core Competencies: Innovation Adaptive to changing circumstances and responds in fluid environments. Propose and build innovative solutions and keen to learn. Add value and drive innovation and continuous improvement by seeking out new insights and perspectives, developing new ideas while implementing practical solutions. Analyses information accurately and efficiently. Excellent communication skills; oral and written. Able to communicate audit findings and negotiates with others to agree audit findings and recommendations often requiring them to adopt a different point of view. Seeks input, advice and information from numerous sources and applies knowledge to develop solutions. Provides clear rationale and supporting data to justify the recommended solutions Professional Judgment \/ People Skills Exudes professionalism and integrity at all times and in every aspect of work. Ability to maintain objectiveness and independence. Promote ethical behavior and integrity by living it and encouraging others to follow it. Able to work independently, but knows when to consult and ask for guidance. Acts with integrity and complies with the standards and policies of the IA function. Leads by example and is a role model to others in how to act with integrity, professionalism and objectiveness. Considers the \u2018bigger\u2019 picture when assessing issues and performs due diligence before concluding. Seek enough information to understand the circumstances before responding to a situation or drawing any final conclusions. Impact Present information clearly and concisely. Ability to inspire colleagues and key stakeholders to change their thinking or take action. Adapt communication style to suit the situation or the audience. Quality Passionate about consistently delivering high quality work. Effectively prioritize workloads to ensure work is delivered on time and on budget. Ability to multi-task and will either consult with others or escalate issues that are beyond their understanding. Acts with integrity and complies with the standards and policies of the Internal Audit function.
Smith & Nephew.
Website : http://www.smith-nephew.com
The Group has a history dating back 160 years to the family enterprise of Thomas James Smith who opened a small pharmacy in Hull, England in 1856. On his death in 1896, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over the management of the business.A few days after the declaration of World War 1 in 1914, Horatio Nelson Smith (the nephew of the company founder T. J Smith) met with an envoy of the French President in London. The company was awarded a contract to supply £350,000 of surgical and field dressings, to be delivered in five months. By the late 1990s, Smith & Nephew had expanded into being a diverse healthcare conglomerate with operations across the globe, including various medical devices, personal care products and traditional and pioneering woundcare treatments. In 1998, Smith & Nephew announced a major restructuring to focus management attention and investment on three business units — wound management, endoscopy and orthopaedics— which offered high growth and margin opportunities.