• 17 februari 2020
  • Vacaturennummer lv-73529
ARLANXEO Logo Organization:
ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion in 2018, about 3,900 employees and a presence in 9 countries with a total of 20 production sites.

Headquartered in Maastricht, Netherlands, the company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of synthetic high-performance rubber for use in the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries.

ARLANXEO was established in April 2016 as a joint venture of LANXESS – a world-leading specialty chemicals company based in Cologne, Germany – and Saudi Aramco, a major global energy and chemicals enterprise headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Since January 1, 2019, ARLANXEO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a leading producer of energy and chemicals.

The business operations of ARLANXEO are assigned to the High Performance Elastomers and Tire & Specialty Rubbers business units.

To complete the Corporate Global Audit Team we are looking for a:


Specialist (to be) in IT, IT Security & Operational Technology

Location: Head Office Maastricht, Cologne or remote

Purpose of the position:
You have the ambition to become a full member of the Corporate Global Audit team within ARLANXEO and in particular to plan and perform professional IT audit work at production sites, support functions and global Headquarters. This will necessitate a thorough understanding of business goals and performance objectives to assess associated risks and controls.

You support local/site management in maintaining effective systems of risk management and internal control that are in line with corporate and local policies or generally accepted good practice. And give advice to this effect.

Internal audit’s main task is to positively influence people’s behavior with regard to managing risk. You have the ability to influence positive change without provoking conflict. A robust audit methodology in place with business objectives and key risks are the main drivers to managing risk. With a good understanding of the 3-lines-of-defense concept and the ability to adapt methodologies you cover both the first and second line of defense in audit work. To succeed you

Team Corporate Audit:
Based in Maastricht the Head of Corporate Audits manages 4 Internal Auditors, specialists in the fields of Data Analitics Auditing, Operational Auditing, Financial Auditing and IT Auditing.

Your Tasks & Responsibilities:
You help embed a culture of risk management by working proactively with corporate, divisional- and local management in the identification, assessment and management of risk. Help them drive improvement through the sharing of good practice.

Develop interpretations of policies and procedures that are workable for the local businesses and provide sounding to management, as needed, to help define what is appropriate. Provide counsel and guidance to local management in determining the appropriate approach to resolving any internal control issues.

Work proactively alongside management on major projects and deliver risk and controls advice in real-time so that management is able to make timely adjustments. Ensure that (investment) projects are driven by a sound business case and that the benefits described in the business case are monitored and achieved.

Assist in the development of an annual risk based audit plan, specifically in relation to IT:
  • Apply professional risk-management and auditing principles and standards to test and evaluate systems, processes and controls within the divisions (COSO/COBIT/ISO 27001/NIST/IEC 62443/NERC CIP).
  • Report regularly on progress to local management, and Head of Corporate Audit.
  • Manage internal audit resource (those provided through an external sourcing management and (guest) auditors from within ARLANXEO and the Shareholder.
  • Assist in the preparation of audit reports to ARLANXEO Board and Audit Committee.
  • Be able to complete the annual audit plan, within an agreed time budget, manage and prioritize own work and at the same time demonstrate flexibility to be able to handle ad-hoc internal audit tasks and re-prioritize other work accordingly.
What do you take with you?
At first Ambitions and Passion. You want to become a specialist within the field of Internal Auditing and you know what that means for the rest of your career: Great opportunities! To succeed you have the ability to influence positive change without provoking conflict. This in a global setting and a wide diversity of cultures. You keep an eye on the bigger picture without getting lost in details. For the rest you have strong intellectual and analytical skills to gather, analyze and evaluate facts and prepare and present concise oral and written reports with a focus on future improvements. And you know to take responsibility and to work on your own as part of a team.
We expect candidates to have a Bachelor degree (IT, Information management, Auditing and/or Risk management) in combination with some years of relevant working experience. You master English fluently verbal and written and have the ability to travel frequently. Above all you are eager to learn.

ARLANXEO offers you:
No hesitation to give you all support and education to become a full member of the Corporate Global Audit Team. A challenging position in a dynamic international organization with serious ambitions and the power to invest. For sure a position where you can fully unfold your true potential with many projects and subjects that need your attention. And all this in an environment with highly educated and qualified professionals from all over the world. Excellent labor conditions in combination with an attractive bonus structure are part of the deal at this global brand in Performance Elastomers.

Limbourg & Partners takes care of the recruitment and pre-selection for this position.
For more information about ARLANXEO, the position and the procedure you can contact Marnix Postma, Managing Consultant (+31 (0)6-3322 5618). If you want to respond immediately, we look forward to receiving your resume with a short motivation letter.