Audit Project Manager (M/F)

Posted Date 2 years ago(5/7/2019 7:53 AM)
Job Code
Internal audit
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The Audit Project Manager is responsible, as a team leader of an audit assignment, for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting Group Audit Leadership team with other audit matters and projects (e.g. knowledge development & sharing).


The purpose of the job is to:

  • provide to the Group Board Audit Committee and to the CEO independent and objective assurance over internal control effectiveness in any of the Group’s entities and functions
  • help improve effectiveness and efficiency of operations,
  • develop and share knowledge
  • contribute to the development of talents & future leaders


For their assigned missions and audit scopes, the Manager should understand and describe business processes, analyse their performance and assess the effectiveness of the internal controls, vis-à-vis the Group’s standards, rules, guidelines & operating models. The assessment and recommendations for improvement are formalized in a report. They supervise the audit mission on site and ensure Assignment Auditors work is up to Group Internal Audit’s performance standards.


The Audit Project Manager should also create, expand and maintain Group Internal Audit’s knowledge and tools to ensure continuous adaptation to the evolution of LafargeHolcim’s business.


In particular, the Audit Project Manager contributes to enhance the Group maturity in regards to Health & Safety: acting as a role model in the office and during audit assignments, developing his/her knowledge on the matter, and regularly auditing compliance with H&S standards.


The Audit Project Manager contributes to the development of the Senior Auditors on their teams.


Mobility requirements (time spent travelling internationally, nationally etc.)Up to ca. 50% travels (i.e. 18 to 23 weeks annually)



Audit Assignments


As the leader of an audit assignment team, the Audit Project Manager prepares and executes LafargeHolcim audit assignments on-site in Operating Countries or in Corporate offices according to Group Internal Audit quality manual and assignment methodology.

This includes i.a.:

  • Planning and preparing of the audit assignments under the supervision of an udit Director
  • Ensuring safe and secure travel arrangements for the whole team and adhering to and complying with health, safety and security aspects and specifics of each project and providing relevant feedback, post-assignment, to Group Internal Audit and other stakeholders
  • Manage own expenses and coordinate travel arrangements
  • Performing audit and verification procedures maintaining Internal Audit Working Papers and document repository
  • Perform quality control and work paper review
  • Preparing and contributing to the audit Exit Meeting presentation
  • Supporting Internal Audit management during the reporting phase (eg. draft report writing, discussion of proposed action plans, report finalization, stakeholder debrief)
  • Coach team members during audit assignments to develop their technical (audit, business process, & business acumen) and soft skills.
  • Taking in charge action plan follow-up on a portfolio of allocated projects (e.g. requesting update from auditees, conducting ad-hoc meetings, conducting desk or on-site verifications)


Knowledge development & sharing


The Audit Project Manager is assigned to a few business processes or technical domains on which he should:

  • Write (or maintain) Audit Guides describing the Group Internal Audit’s approach and methodology to audit the allocated processes or domains
  • Develop relationships with the relevant stakeholders at Group level, to expand Group Audit’s knowledge in the field and share findings from missions
  • Maintain and update Group Audit’s knowledge databases

The Audit Project Manager can also be assigned to projects aimed at improving Group Internal Audit’s performance and internal processes.

The Project Manager drives the IA internal knowledge sharing on his/her area of technical expertise by establishing and conducting training on his/her area of expertise to Internal Audit teams and bringing technical support/advice to the audit assignment teams.


People Development


During the assignments, the Audit Project Manager coaches allocated audit staff to develop their technical (audit methodology and techniques, business processes, technical domains, & business acumen) and soft skills.

The Audit Project Manager appraises the performance of their team members after each assignment.

The Audit Project Manager takes the ownership of his/her own career development in coordination with his/her allocated Audit Director.




  • Sales, number of people, budget, volumes etc.:

Group turnover 27BCHF, part of a Global team of 50 persons


  • Audited domains

Possibly all Group business processes and domains (Health & Safety, Growth & Innovation, Finance, Product Quality, Industrial Ecology, etc.)


  • List of direct reports:

Senior Auditors (& SMEs) on a project mode during assignments


  • Reporting lines
  • The Audit Project Manager reports hierarchically to its allocated Audit Director.
  • During assignment-related work, the Audit Project Manager works under the management of the Assignment Director.
  • In between assignments, the Audit Project Manager works under the management of the sponsor assigned to their department-related work (ex: Audit Guide or Internal Project sponsor).


  • Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:
  • During the assignments, and notably for the audit preparation and debriefs, the Audit Project Manager generally has direct contacts with the audited entity CEO, Operation Executive Management, CFO, and other Operation Excom members.
  • The Audit Project Manager conducts regular interviews and debriefs with a wide span of profiles (workers, supervisors, managers) from various operation areas.
  • The Audit Project Manager develops effective relationship with the stakeholders handling the processes or businesses areas of which she/he is in charge of.



MBA, Master of Science or equivalent as a minimum




  • at least 7 to 10 years of experience
  • confirmed successful experience in at least one relevant domains for the audit (finance/controlling, marketing, supply chain, plant management, IS/IT, quality, industrial performance, environment, etc.)

Considered as an advantage: sound experience and knowledge of the Group itself, of its businesses, operations, functions, organization

Knowledge & Skills


  • Technical / functional skills:

Mandatory: Strong analytical skills

At least one of the following skills

  • Industry/Group operations and business process knowledge
  • Finance & Accounting
  • External/Internal Audit
  • Technical skills in relation with Group operations (e.g. quality, environment, industrial performance, etc.)


  • Behavioural competencies:

Integrity, alignment with Group values, humility,

Objectivity, courage, independence, fairness

Diplomacy, listening skills, communication skills

Interpersonal skills, at ease in coaching people

Ability to evaluate risks in the context of the Group strategic vision

Analytical skills/Result orientation


  • Leadership & managerial abilities:
  • Team management experience, high level of respect in intercultural environments
  • Role model
  • Business and strategic understanding


Language Requirements

English. Another language (German, Spanish, French…) as a plus


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