Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Global Risk and Internal Audit Manager


Risk management professional

Do you have a constructive, critical view and excellent communication skills? Are you a team player who grasps complex matters easily? Do you have good knowledge of and experience with risk management, internal control and audit? Then you may be the Global Risk and Internal Audit Manager we are looking for.

In this independent role, you are responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of a global risk framework and internal audit program within the company of Enza Zaden.

What are you going to do as a Global Risk and Internal Audit Manager?

The primary focus of the position is to design and implement a risk management framework and internal audit program, in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders. You are a sparring partner for the Global Finance Manager, the link with the business and you play a crucial role in our internal governance when it comes to communication with our Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Supervisory Board. Finally yet importantly, you increase risk awareness within the company, not only by setting up the programs but also by educating and training our staff.

Furthermore, you will:

  • Improve and control the risk management framework and internal audit program;
  • Review and accommodate the management testing cycle and audit plans;
  • Monitor and review risk items (issue/incident management, audit findings etc.);
  • Contribute to risk analytics tooling & processes;
  • Initiate and facilitate improvements in the internal control framework;
  • Coordinate risk & control improvement projects;
  • Support and promote the agile way of working in a risk management environment;
  • Manage the global insurance portfolio.

The Global Risk and Internal Audit Manager is part of the Global Finance Department of Enza Zaden and reports to the Global Finance Manager.

Your power

The position demands a proactive, energetic attitude, good communication skills and the ability to influence key stakeholders. You ensure that policies are compliant with applicable regulations and generally accepted frameworks. The ideal candidate has a Master's degree and relevant working experience in a complex, international environment.

In short, you:

  • Have a Master in Finance, Accountancy & Control;
  • At least 5-8 years proven, relevant working experience;
  • Good knowledge of risk management and processes, internal control frameworks and audit. 
  • Ability to generate innovative new ideas and communicate them effectively;
  • Strong analytical, research and reporting abilities with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a widely organisation, with multiple stakeholders;
  • Pro-active and results-driven approach;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

Our power 

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables. 

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.


Please, send your application to our HR department. More information:

  • Martine Rook, Recruiter, Phone: +31 228 784 638.