Agronomy Lead (to be based in Lawu, suluwesi)


Bandung, JB, ID, 40256

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 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 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 job:

Agronomy Lead, he/she will develop, plan & maintain the strategy of cocoa agronomy activities across Indonesia. He/ She will be act as the cocoa farming expert of the Sustainability Team. The objective to have this position is to ensure that the cocoa sustainability program have a real contribution to escalate the cocoa productivity in Indonesia.

Agronomy Lead will responsible to manage the field agronomy team & supervise all of the demo plot, experimental demo farm and the cocoa & non-cocoa nurseries across Indonesia to support the respective cocoa sustainability programs, including lead the project under the program which related to the agronomy. As an expert, this position will also support the module content of GAP and GEP training, together with the Internal Trainer, support the data collection, and support the regular report to the customers. Agronomy Lead will also need to develop the annual work plan of his/ her team, make a continuous improvement of it and have a financial responsibility related to agronomy activities budget and its spending control.

  • Plan, design, manage & do the field monitoring for the overall the agronomy activities through the up to date annual work plan of Agronomy Team
  • Budget development and cost control of agronomy activities
  • Monitor and provide feedback on the agronomy activities (demplot, ED Farm, nursery) result and effectiveness and also suggestion for the improvement
  • Maintaining relationships & proactively engage with external parties such as ICCRI & CSP, to broaden knowledge on relevant issues and incorporate them into cocoa sustainability program.
  • Develop & build the high performance of Indonesia Agronomy Team, to support the respective cocoa sustainability program


About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science
  • Experienced as Agronomy Lead of cocoa sustainability program minimum 3 years
  • Experienced in cocoa certification program (Rainforest Alliance)
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding:
    • Cocoa farming field expert (GAP including IPM, GEP, GFP, agroforestry, etc.)
    • Sustainability in Agriculture, cocoa certification Rainforest Alliance
    • Proficient in English & customer reporting (including data collection)
  • Extensive knowledge in cocoa field
  • Has a good leadership & communication skill and able to work together with various parties with different backgrounds
  • Possess analytical skill to draw recommendation for the Sustainability objectives
  • Willing to have a regular travel to the sites of Sustainability

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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