Senior Financial Analyst


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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!

POSITION TITLE: Senior Analyst, FP&A








The Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations, and compounds. The Group runs more than 59 production facilities worldwide selling in 140 countries and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 11,500 people.


The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.





Provide quantitative, analytic support to the business partners and management for making strategic, operational and tactical decisions in the areas of plant operations, supply chain. Perform tasks with the aim to ensure efficient, harmonized and high quality reporting and analysis. Steer initiatives aimed at sharing best practices, knowledge and continuous improvement of analytics as well as reporting processes.



Essential Functions:


  • Partner with Business Unit teams/Plant controllers in order to promote best practices and influence positive change
  • Lead the analysis of factory and supply chain costs in interaction with Operations. 
  • Coordinate budgeting & forecasting process, communicate timelines and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure regional financial results are reporting timely & accurate by actively contributing to monthly closing activities with proper analysis and variance explanation
  • Engage in monthly forecasting process, reflecting actual results and trends into expected financial results, communicates expectations and influences organizational performance to exceed forecasted expectations
  • Deep dive into volume/cost/sales activities, identify exposure risks & recommend resolutions
  • Provide overall FP&A support, influence decision making, proactively identify findings, and present insights in a simple and concise way to senior management
  • Participate in cross-functional teams accountable for developing the yearly budgets and forecasts
  • Other special projects include working to build, communicate, and monitor new processes 
  • This position will build and maintain relationships with functional disciplines outside of Finance, including Supply Chain, Operations, Sales and Leadership team



Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar
  • 4-7 years of experience
  • Proficiency in SAP, Business Warehouse, MS Excel and Powerpoint
  • Analytical, hands-on, solution oriented and performance driven to achieve targets


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time
  • Collaborative atmosphere with like-minded individuals who are passionate about chocolate
  • The ability to grow your career within an organization that values development and internal career growth




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

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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