Stamford CT, United States





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Stamford, US Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. Our success depends on people who are committed to our purpose and have an appetite for progress. We are excited that our US headquarters in NYC has moved to Stamford, Connecticut as of November 2022. Our beautiful new location is just steps away from the Stamford Metro-North Train Station and easily accessible from NYC. The Risk & Controls (R&C) function within PMI defines, leads, monitors the risk management, and internal controls practices and drives the various activities surrounding it. The Lead Risk & Controls (US Entities) is responsible for: 1. Implementing the strategy and ongoing enterprise risk management and internal controls activities (i.e. risk assessment, advisory and review activities) to support the R&C central & regional function, and enable the management with risk-based decision-making; and 2. Supporting and implementing the transformational activities led by the global Risk & Controls function to establish mature and industry-leading risk management and internal controls practice underpinned by efficient risk management processes. Principal Accountabilities 1. Drive ongoing Integrated Risk Assessment (IRA) exercise, including annual risk assessment, for the US Entities . Ensure a process is in place to identify, assess, monitor, and recommend mitigating responses to key risks in the US entities. Ensure a risk-based approach is applied when defining risk responses and assigning resources, with the main focus on global risks/projects. Contribute to continuous risk assessment by sharing obtained information and insights. 2. Ensure the IRA plan is timely executed in the US Entities and adequate support is provided to the global projects. All changes to the risk landscape and IRA plan should be aligned with the R&C Manager & communicated to the Management Team. Perform quality checks over the reports/deliverables. 3. Support Manager R&C / Head R&C / Area Head R&C in preparing the regional update for the pre-close meeting. Provide changes in the risk landscape including new/emerging risks, key R&C activities during the quarter, update on issues and frauds. 4. Promote risk culture in the organization by regularly engaging with the stakeholders and communicating updates/changes in the risk landscape and related responses. Ensure full and factual information is provided to avoid confusion & conflict. 5. Conduct quarterly meetings with the management team to provide them updated on emerging risks, issues, and activities of the R&C. Prepare and communicate easy-to-understand yet impactful risk management and internal controls related insights for the markets. 6. Responsible for the design of financial reporting controls during the advisory engagements and communicating to the IBS team. Perform testing over SOX controls under the responsibility of market R&C, report issues identified during the process, including review of the action plan, issue evaluation, etc. in line with PMI best practices and ICFR methodology. 7. Provide support to the R&C Central Team in the global projects/activities. The Lead Risk & Controls collaborates with the regional R&C team members, other regional teams, central R&C team members including IBS, Market Teams, other assurance functions (InfoSec, Data Privacy, Ethics & Compliance, and CAD). SKILLS ANDCOMPETENCIES: - Relationship Building & Positive Friction: Build an enduring relationship with all stakeholders. Use a data-driven approach to challenge constructively, assimilate different points of view and share your own opinion confidently. - Change Architect: Take action and guide the team in times of ambiguity and effectively work with internal stakeholders. - Business Acumen: Deep understanding of the business operation, commercial landscape, regulatory environment, and market specifics. - Bring Real Insights: Leverage data to bring insights and identify areas of elevated/emerging risks, and articulate them clearly. - Digital & Technology: Understand all technology-related risks, including data protection, privacy, and impact of using technology. - Project Management: Drive, structure, oversee or support key projects and embed new ways of working. - Risk Assurance & Process Excellence: Constantly look for opportunities to increase knowledge of Risk and Controls. Knowledge & experience of the SOX program Ensure teams are providing effective controls and process guidance with high-quality deliverables. Share / learn from other markets/regions. WHAT WE LOOKING FOR: • 5 years of experience in (Enterprise) Risk Management, Internal Controls, GRC, Audit, Accounting, Finance, or a combination of the six Relevant experience in: • ‘Big Four’ and/or other public accounting/audit/consulting • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMGC) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) • Digitization and transformation projects o Multi-year international / global assignment University degree (MSc) level education (e.g. Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Informatics, etc.) • Post University Professional Certification/Education – examples: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Executive Master Internal/Operational Auditor (EMIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Governance Risk Compliance Professional (GRCP)Certification, etc. • Legally authorized to work in the U.S OTHER SKILLS • Fluent written and verbal English language skills • Effective communication and presentation skills. • Curious mindset and positive attitude. Self-starter. Annual Base Salary Range: $102.800 - $141.350 WHAT WE OFFER: • We offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus (applicable based on level of position), great medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with a generous company match, incredible wellness benefits, commuter benefits, pet insurance, generous PTO, and much more! • We have implemented Smart Work, a hybrid model of working that promotes flexibility in the workplace. • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture where everyone’s contribution is respected; Collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: To improve the lives of a billion smokers. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer PMI Global Services Inc. and PM Global Brands Inc. are a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, its shareholders and its other stakeholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. In addition, PMI ships versions of its IQOS Platform 1 device and consumables to Altria Group, Inc. for sale under license in the U.S., where these products have received marketing authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway; the FDA has also authorized the marketing of a version of IQOS and its consumables as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), finding that an exposure modification order for these products is appropriate to promote the public health. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of September 30, 2022, PMI's smoke-free products are available for sale in 70 markets in key cities or nationwide, and PMI estimates that approximately 13.5 million adults around the world, excluding Russia and Ukraine have already switched to IQOS and stopped smoking. For more information, please visit and #LIjobs