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Sr. Operations Auditor - Automotive Manufacturing

Auburn Hills, MI

Posted: 05/05/2023 Industry: Regulatory Job Number: 37174

Job Description

Our client, a major automotive company, is looking for a senior-level  process engineering professional to join their auditing team as a Sr. Operations Auditors. 



*This contract position (eligible for extension or direct hire for the right candidate) offers a starting pay rate of $45.37/hour (benefits are available)*




The Lead Auditor is responsible for leading and supervising staff auditors in operational, financial, and compliance audits within functional areas such as manufacturing, purchasing and supplier quality, brand and commercial, finance, corporate staffs, engineering, design, supply chain management, and/or vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.


Primarily, The Lead Auditor will provide consultation and support to internal audit and compliance activities (e.G., annual risk assessment, recruiting activities).


The Lead Auditor will develop and execute detailed audit plans that identify potential areas of financial, strategic, operational, and compliance risks by assessing the adequacy of internal controls, determining compliance with government regulations and internal policies and procedures, evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of operations, identifying improvement opportunities, and setting implementation targets.


In addition, the Lead Auditor is responsible for communicating findings to management, coaching developing audit staff, and cultivating business relationships. Must be skilled with negotiation and persuasion, strategy development, problem-solving, along with autonomous decision-making and conflict management.

* Travel may be required (up to 20%) to various domestic locations and supplier facilities


Job Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of audit experience
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience
  • Experience leading staff and leading audits
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply auditing concepts in various functional areas and environments
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with audit team and within the business





  • Advanced degree
  • CPA or CIA certification
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the automotive industry a plus
  • Strong personal computing skills
  • Foreign language skills considered a plus


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