Richard Winkels

Richard works as senior audit manager in the Internal Audit Department in Boxtel. The IAD visits and audits all Vion sites and divisions in a 3-year cycle. They assess all business units, their processes and risk management and make recommendations about possible improvements to provide management insight into the control of their processes.
Richard Winkels
Senior internal audit manager
Hoofdkantoor Boxtel
Education
Bachelor in Information Management
Master in Finance
Post-master in Operational Audit
Experience
Financial trainee, auditer and financial controller
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What do you like most about your job?

The best thing about my job is the variety, the travel and the fact that I learn so much. Plus I meet a lot of different people. I consider it a challenge to get to understand Vion in all its complexity. We look in depth at almost all process at Vion, from IT, logistics and finances to quality processes and animal welfare. This makes it very diverse work.

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What does your working week look like?

That differs greatly. Sometimes I spend a week at the Boxtel office to prepare or conduct an audit. A few times a month, I visit a Vion site in the Netherlands, Germany or elsewhere. These visits usually last about three days, during which we follow a work plan to hold interviews, perform desk research and analyses to get a good impression of how the organisation and processes work. We mainly analyse the critical points. Our recommendations are almost always acted on.

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What is Vion like as an employer?

Vion is an excellent employer and there is a great atmosphere in the company. The corporate culture is open and collegial. I have a lot of freedom and responsibility, which is very motivating. The mentality at Vion is down-to-earth, accessible and open. Transparency is paramount, which I find very important and which is also very important for the business. Being open about what is going on in your organisation requires courage. But is also ensures a sense of trust and commitment to improvement.

Vion is an excellent employer and there is a great atmosphere in the company. The corporate culture is open and collegial. I have a lot of freedom and responsibility, which is very motivating. The mentality at Vion is down-to-earth, accessible and open. Transparency is paramount, which I find very important and which is also very important for the business.