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Senior Internal Auditor R&D

Basel, Basel-Stadt
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Senior Internal Auditor R&D
The Position

Who we are

At Roche, we believe passionately in what we do, that our products make a difference in people's lives. We are a successful business that can offer exciting career opportunities to you, both locally and internationally, in a supportive and rewarding culture. We know that our people are responsible for our success which motivates us to create a work environment in which they feel valued and respected.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. As the world's biggest biotech company and an innovator of products and services for the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, the Group contributes on many fronts to improving people's health and quality of life. Roche is the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics and drugs for cancer and transplantation, a market leader in virology and active in other major therapeutic areas such as autoimmune diseases, inflammation, metabolic disorders and diseases of the central nervous system.

The Position

As an independent review function within the Roche Group, the Group Audit team provides assurance to the senior leaders of Roche by assessing and understanding the inherent risks to the entire organisation, and by improving the efficiency and compliance of operations. In this exciting and challenging role you will be joining the R&D and Supply Chain team. We are a multicultural and dynamic team based in Basel, Switzerland. We conduct risk based business processes audits globally in the areas of research, development, production and supply for all core Roche businesses (Pharma, Diagnostics and Diabetes Care). The development of our team members is strongly supported within Group Audit and the Roche Group.

For more information and to get a feeling: please have a look at this video: Group Audit & Risk Advisory at Roche .

As a Senior Auditor, your key role and responsibilities are to:

Conduct risk-based audits, primarily of business processes in R&D, production, supply chain and Business Development units in Pharma and Diagnostics. Our audit approach follows the principles outlined by the Institute of Internal Audit ()

Partner with stakeholders, including senior members of the audited organisations, to evaluate business risks, agree appropriate action plans to improve internal controls as well as the effectiveness of their operations

Follow up on issues and actions identified during the audit to ensure they are completed satisfactorily

As team lead, effectively manage and support a team of auditors through audit engagements

Who you are

You're someone who wants to influence your own development. You're looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

You have solid academic credentials (PhD, MD or Master's degree) in science, in medicine or in a healthcare relevant field. You bring 5 to 10 years of practical experience in preclinical or clinical R&D in the healthcare industry, preferentially in Pharma.

In addition, you bring the following skills and competencies:

A genuine interest in streamlining and optimising business processes and workflows, a critical, investigative mind-set, and a passion to safeguard Roche's licence to operate

Experience as data scientist in areas like bioinformatics, and/or experience in project management, in agile ways of working (e.g. as scrum master), or leading transformation are considered as valuable add-ons

Strong communication skills: excellent negotiation and influencing skills as well as ability to convey difficult messages in a clear and constructive way

Your English allows you to converse fluently and concisely, which leads to efficient interviews. Your written reports are clear, concise and easy to read

You bring strong team- and collaboration skills and you enjoy working in an international environment, interacting with different cultures

The position involves a fair amount of travel world-wide (up to 30%).

This position is located in Basel, Switzerland.

Please apply until 30 September 2022.

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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  • Job Reference: 706428999-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
  • Location: Basel, Basel-Stadt
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent