Job title: Head of Internal Control Excellence

  • Location : Budapest

  • % Remote working : 50%

  • Job type: Permanent, Full time

About the job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to build a healthier future by helping people, help themselves, bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

Our teams are building trusted & loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide, enabling better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. To fulfill this mission, we are embarking our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees in this journey because this is what will make us become the “Best Fast-Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) Company In & For the World”.

We strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

To achieve this, we need strong talent who will help us shape the future of our Consumer Healthcare business and challenge our industry. At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we aspire to create a work environment where people can thrive, grow, and be at their best every day. Our priority is working with integrity to improve the health and well-being of people and communities where we operate, working towards making a positive impact in the world.

Our Team:

The Head of Internal Control Excellence is dedicated to the strategic definition, robust deployment, and comprehensive oversight of all transversal activities within the Risk & Internal Control Department (R&IC).

This position demands a keen focus on enhancing and maintaining a resilient internal control environment that aligns with CHC’s risk appetite and compliance requirements. This role extends beyond strategic oversight and includes deep involvement in the development and refinement of our internal control methodology, the coordination of internal control campaigns, the R&IC digital transformation, as well as the education and training of our team.

Main responsibilities:

Methodology definition and enhancement

  • Ensure that our Internal Control methodology is consistently applied, aligning with COSO Standards for effective control and risk management.

  • Support and lead the deployment of innovative methodologies in internal control, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability in our processes.

  • Engage in and contribute to benchmarks, staying in touch of advancements and emerging trends in the field of internal control, and stay updated on Professional Standards from bodies such as IFACI and COSO.

  • Regularly update the R&IC intranet, aiming for information completeness and user-friendliness.

Methodology deployment

  • Drive the scoping of internal control campaigns (control self-assessment, quarterly internal control testing).

  • Prepare the GRC application to support the internal control campaigns.

  • Lead the reporting of Internal Control activities (currently in PowerBI): campaigns results, action plans monthly dashboard.

Digital Transformation and GRC Program Deployment

  • Lead the digital transformation within R&IC by overseeing the Digital Roadmap.

  • Deploy and manage a comprehensive Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) program, to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and agility in internal control processes.

  • Lead the strategy over Continuous Control Monitoring solutions.

  • Ensure the GRC application is set up in line with R&IC methodology and seek for efficiency improvements.

  • Be the GRC application administrator (user account management, user support, key contact for Digital and the application supplier).

Collaboration with other lines of defense

  • Act as the primary liaison between R&IC and other lines of defense, fostering a collaborative environment that encourages the co-development of integrated, End-to-End risk management solutions.

  • Coordinate cross-functional initiatives with other lines of defense (Ethics & Business Integrity, Internal Audit, Risk Management, etc.)

Training and Capability Building

  • Define and implement an Internal Control training strategy, ensuring all team members are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles.

  • Deliver comprehensive training programs for new joiners on our internal control methodology and refresher training courses for existing internal controllers.

  • Train R&IC members and CHC employees on the use of the GRC application.

Management / Team Coordination

  • Manage and develop the Data analytics and Reporting Manager

About you

Professional experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experiences in external and/or internal audit or other internal control related functions.

  • A consulting (Big4) or Controlling background is a plus.

Major skills and competencies

  • Proven skills in relationship building, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to adhere to time, budget, and quality constraints.

  • Strong inter-cultural skills and eagerness to work in a very international setting.

  • Proven analytical skills paired with broad level of understanding of Financial and non-Financial processes.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify improvement opportunities and develop solutions.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as communication skills to build commitment create adherence and report to management.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video ( and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at ( !