Analyst, Accounts Payable

Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Job Type: 

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 role: 

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company that has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while outperforming its competitors, a business that is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course, loving chocolate.
 

The Accounts Payable Analyst will be responsible for the management, reporting, data entry, and control of all freight-related invoices for North America.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Manages all aspects of billing relationships with vendors and carriers; recommends and implements process improvements
  • Oversees the expansion/implementation of transportation management software tools (TMS) and data maintenance
  • Manages the Accounts Payable Clerk handling day-to-day invoices processing.
  • Investigates and resolves problems associated with the processing of invoices.
  • Communicate with plants and transport planners to confirm transportation charges
  • Responsible for monthly closing of financial documents, freight accruals, etc.
  • Assist with any external audit request
  • Participates in special projects as needed
     

About you:

  • College degree with courses in Accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred
  • 1+ year of experience in a Supply Chain/Operations function in a manufacturing environment
  • TMS and SAP experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite; Excel 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Sense of urgency and initiative
     

What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products.  
     

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.

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

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