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Director, Enterprise Risk Management



Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the leadership, governance and innovation around the Company's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, including the ongoing identification, evaluation, mitigation and management of company's financial, operational and strategic risk.  The position partners with cross-functional leaders to ensure that risk mitigation action plans are developed, implemented and maintained, as well as provides ongoing risk assessment and mitigation updates to Senior Leadership.  The role also leads the Internal Controls team, ensuring that the organization has a sound internal control framework and environment and collaborates with cross-functional leaders and operations managers to create remediation and training plans to improve overall control environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Enhance and maintain Enterprise Risk Management framework and program, working with cross-functional leaders to implement and manage risk mitigation action plans.
  • Lead Internal Controls team and function, ensuring evaluation and implementation of enterprise-wide internal controls framework, collaborating with leaders to address control gaps and concerns; maintain strong relationship with external auditors.
  • Oversee Company insurance structure and claims management process, maintaining relationships with brokers and insurance carriers to ensure execution of most cost effective and comprehensive coverage.
  • Play key role in Business Continuity Planning.
  • Recommend improvements to policies, procedures and practices to reduce costs and/or improve internal controls. 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting Finance or related field
  • Minimum of ten years of enterprise and/or operational risk management or internal audit management experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification preferred
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise risk management best practices and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and internal control systems
  • Working knowledge of auditing and accounting practices used in large organizations
  • Strong understanding of process, compliance, risk and control
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective leader with excellent project management skills


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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