Graduate Program 2019 - Sourcing in Africa


Abidjan, 01, 01 BP 1045

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Graduate Program:


Our 2 year international graduate program offers a global perspective to bright, young talents like yourself and is an exciting opportunity to deepen your expertise in an area that you are passionate about. The program starts every September and is launched in Barry Callebaut’s most strategic locations around the globe, where our Graduate’s expertise is valued and entrepreneurship fostered.


About the Opportunity:


We are offering you the opportunity to further develop your career within our Global Cocoa sourcing department.  Over the 2 year term you will have the opportunity to gain experience in Global Cocoa & Sourcing following 3 various sourcing approaches applied in the group. You will also gain significant international experience with the opportunity to undertake at least one rotation abroad.


Over the 3 rotations you will gain experience and actively contribute by:


  • Conducting sourcing activities in Ivory Coast
  • Developing quality parameters of beans and buying criteria
  • Working with cooperatives in the up country in farm locations
  • Conducting and supervising sustainability activities in Ghana
  • Liaising with local farm service team to support their activities
  • Conducting direct buying activities from farmers as per Nyonkopa (Ghana) buying model
  • Identifying customers' requirements including Internal Barry Callebaut factories as well as external customers


About You


  • Bilingual French/English
  • Commercial/trading mindset
  • Ideally studied economics
  • Ready to work in rural areas
  • Internationally mobile


NB: To qualify for our graduate program applicants must bring a minimum of a total of 18 months work experience and must hold a Bachelors Degree preferably complimented with a Masters Degree.


We look forward to receiving your application!

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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