SAP Project 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 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!



REPORTING TO: Information Systems Manager






Job Summary:

This role drives and leads the planning, coordination, and implementation of Information Management (IM) projects to ensure delivery on time, within budget, adhered to defined quality standards and meeting agreed user specifications and expectations. Develop project plans and budgets, identify and allocate appropriate resources, conduct risk analysis and monitor the progress of plans against project milestones and budgets.


Essential Functions:

  • Lead business change projects, covering all aspects of such change (business processes, business data, supporting application/system, organization alignment, enabling IT-Infrastructure requirements).
  • Contribute to business / IM governance in defining the IM-Applications master plan (Project Portfolio Management) and Application Project Delivery services
  • This position can also be a “Template Lead” for a business process domain
  • Define--together with the IM & Business teams (for IM/IT, Application Architect & IM Management team)--the application architecture for the specific business process domain
  • Defines projects concerning project objectives (benefits), project scope, timelines, effort/cost, and resource requirements
  • This role manages the delivery of full lifecycle implementation of projects. Conceptual design, detailed design, build/configuration, testing, data design & coach/supervise data preparation by business users, training planning & execution, conversion planning & execution, go-live support
  • In Application Maintenance (support), provide Fit/Gap IM/business governance to safeguard the Global Template
  • Supervise up to a team of 10. On projects, typically would lead the entire project or one sizeable functional work stream on large business change projects. Evaluates staff or provides inputs for their development evaluations (matrix organization). Be recognized as a people manager in the Barry Callebaut IM-IT organization
  •  Keep current with best-practice evolution in the respective functional and business process areas (business principles, business processes, and application solutions)
  •  Manage the relationship with external vendors and service providers for specific projects
  •  Foster continuous improvement in your area of expertise




Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Applied Economics, or Information Technology
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience delivering application-based business change
  • At least 3 years of experience in Project Management, Business Governance, and Leadership
  • Proficient in business applications of the Barry Callebaut group, including SAP, SalesForce, and Google


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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