Senior Internal Auditor - Sales and Purchasing


SG 11, 12

As part of our international Audit Team, you independently execute functional and operational internal audits of business areas and processes in risk areas: Sales and Purchasing of all Continental group sectors Automotive, Tires and ContiTech in the Americas region and abroad.

  • Focus of the audits is to mitigate business risks and to guarantee effectiveness of internal control systems and fulfillment of regulatory requirements.
  • Assume ultimate responsibility for the complete audit engagement for general operational audits as well as complex functional audits in the Americas region including risk assessment, audit organization, completeness, accuracy, and documentation of audit results according to the internal and IIA audit standards.
  • Ensure all major risks for at least one audit area are appropriately covered in the world-wide standard internal audit process. Develop and optimize analytical approaches and data analyses for those audit areas.
  • Take mentoring role, and coach and train new or guest auditors on audit process, interview techniques, sample review methods and documentation principles.
  • Lead Group Internal Audit strategic initiatives to ensure a state-of-the-art risk assurance of the internal audit department.
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  • 5-7+ years of relevant professional experience in internal audit or operational business in risk areas of Sales or Purchasing
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing, Purchasing, or related
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally (up to 50%)
  • Knowledge in Finance, Accounting, Controlling or Business Administration
  • Business-fluent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • A proven analytical skillset
  • Self-confidence and professional presentation skills, advanced team and communication skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US is required. We can only sponsor current Continental employees for employment visas and some external candidates: (citizens of Mexico, Canada, Germany, Australia, Chile, Singapore and Foreign Nationals that already hold an H-1B visa, TN visa or Dependent Visa that allows work authorization)
  • A relocation package is offered 



  • 7-10+ years of relevant professional experience in internal audit or operational business in Sales or Purchasing
  • Tire/Automotive industry and/or manufacturing experience
  • Experience in SAP R/3 and MS Office applications
  • Worked abroad or experience in international business environment
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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Continental Tire has been around for 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all. The America’s headquarters located in Fort Mill, South Carolina is seeking a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Sr Internal Auditor to join our Auditing group! The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, is dependable and accountable.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2023, Continental generated preliminary sales of €41.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 56 countries and markets.

Tire solutions from the Tires group sector make mobility safer, smarter, and more sustainable. Its premium portfolio encompasses car, truck, bus, two-wheel, and specialty tires as well as smart solutions and services for fleets and tire retailers. Continental delivers top performance for more than 150 years and is one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. In fiscal 2023, the Tires group sector generated sales of 14 billion euros. Continental's tire division employs more than 56,000 people worldwide and has 20 production and 16 development sites.

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