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Risk Specialist (M/F)


28.05.2022 | Porto | Referência: 2043992


Risk Specialist (M/F)


Your new company

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s 25,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world. Kantar is building a world class delivery centre in Porto with finance, human resources and procurement professionals at its heart. Key investments in our technology and digital infrastructure have opened up opportunities for Kantar to deliver critical business services from a broader range of locations. Join us as we shape the future together.

Your new role

The Specialist, Risk role is part of a dynamic and integrated Finance function delivering operational Finance specialist services. The role will report directly to the Source to Pay (S2P) Lead and will work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure processes are performed in accordance with performance and quality standards.

    • Responsible for overall Risk & Compliance Management in the end-to-end process.

    • Supplier Registration and Credit Check, comprising generation of supplier invitations, assisting with supplier due diligence across Financial Statements, Political & Reputational Information, Cyber Risk, Operational Risk, and contributing to final recommendation.

    • Manage Supplier Risk Management through definition of supplier risk, categorisation of risk profiles and conducting Supplier Risk Assessments.

    • Coach suppliers in completion of Risk Assessments as required; to allow application of an internal risk score to allow progression of supplier relationship or reassessment / exclusion.

    • Ensures no red flags and compliance with the agreed set policies and procedures across procurement, contracting and payment processes.

    • Responsible for ensuring adherence to policies & controls, aligned to the compliance framework, for all countries & business lines in scope.

    • Support the S2P governance model and develop standard operating procedures for risk and compliance.

    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with agreed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

    • Communicate risk and make appropriate recommendations to the wider business around security of supply.

    • Oversee the development and management of reports and key data metrics to support service performance management.

    • Supporting implementation of “world-class” performance through compliance with structure, governance, continual improvement and planning.

    • Supporting managers in the effective application of S2P processes and policies; ensuring understanding of why processes and policies are in place and providing guidance in alignment to same.

    • Work closely with other process teams within the KBS organisation in the provision of support to business colleagues.

    • Responsible for pro-active and regular communication with other areas of the KBS and the wider organisation.

    • Support tracking and monitoring compliance for regulatory and both internal / external audit requirements.

    • Maintain standards, processes, systems, and align to ways of working – this includes refining existing working practices and reviewing fit to customer needs. Ensure compliance feedback / escalation of business non-compliance.

What you'll need to succeed

    • Degree level education in Supply Chain Management/Business Administration or equivalent.

    • Previous experience in using tier one risk management tools (Coupa, SAP Ariba, Oracle ERP Cloud) at similar size/geographic organisations.

    • Previous experience in a high-volume transactional environment and/or customer-facing role.

      • Knowledge of ERP systems, processes, and workflow technology.

      • Strong project management skills.

      • Ability to communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders.

      • Be trustworthy and self-motivated.

      • Attention to detail and accuracy.

        • A good team worker with the ability to work effectively with staff at different levels of an organization.

        • Strong organisation and time management.

        • Full proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

        • Fluent English speaker, accurately able to read and write English and to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and management.

What the company can offer you

At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion, and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted, and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. We believe in the importance of coming together as teams in an office environment, it helps us create communities and builds a sense of belonging. Kantar offers flexible ways of working (hybrid working) based on the inherent value of being available to collaborate, work creatively and to learn from others when working together in one location.

Next step

Please share with us you English resume if you match these skills and have the willingness to join this ambitious project at Kantar.