FP&A Finance Manager


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 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: 

The FP&A Finance Manager is a key member of the Financial Planning and Analysis organization, integral to supporting Barry Callebaut's organization in achieving Company objectives. The scope of the role includes ownership of consolidated reporting and analysis across the Americas Operations organization. This also includes ownership of the Operations Mid Term Plan, budget, and forecast which drives long-term strategic planning and resource allocation. This role provides the unique opportunity to drive meaningful process and reporting improvements that contribute to senior leadership decision-making and ensure that the business is utilizing the best tools that enable forward-looking financial insights to deliver profitable growth.


Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Lead the analysis of factory and supply chain costs in interaction with Operations. 
  • Coordinate and lead preparation of benchmark studies (e.g. yearly factory cost benchmark study; external trends)
  • Lead budgeting & forecasting process, communicate timelines and ensure deadlines are met
  • Lead and define business performance scorecards and KPIs to support the business.
  • Generate high quality and relevant performance mananagement intelligence for the OSCO organization
  • 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
  • Be able to grasp concepts quickly and adapt to continual change
  • Adept at Balance Sheet management
  • Experience with management reporting and understanding a report’s audience and what the audience will do with the information

About you: 

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar
  • 8+ years of related professional experience-FP&A, controllership, operations support 
  • Proficiency in SAP, Business Warehouse, MS Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Analytical, hands-on, solution oriented and performance driven to achieve targets 
  • High level of intellectual curiosity 
  • Strong Analytical and creative problem solving skills 
  • Srong interpersonal skills with the ability to balance competing priorities 
  • Ability to influence others through storytelling 
  • Ability to structure and quickly synthesize large volumesof data to develop actionable insights 

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