Regional Manager, Logistics Sourcing


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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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 which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which 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 Lead Buyer, Logistics Category - Americas leads the purchasing of logistic services (Land transport, Warehousing) in the Americas region.


Key responsibilities include: 

●    Contract third party logistic service providers
●    Prepare and run tenders for the categories in scope, dealing with all relevant stakeholders (service providers, internal customers and cross functional teams)
●    Collect data, complete market research, define terms and conditions, negotiate proposals and finalize contracts
●    Manage service providers, follow market trends and legislative changes
●    Provide input and expertise in all relevant improvement and development projects (footprint analysis, make or buy, cost efficiency, etc.)
●    Implement purchasing policy and best practices

About you:

●    Bachelor's Degree preferred
●    Significant experience (minimum 6 years) in transportation sourcing, supply chain or in a lead logistic provider, procurement experience in Indirect Spend areas
●    Experience in Project Management
●    Experience with e-Procurement platforms
●    Relevant skills in purchasing: negotiation, supplier management and procurement
●    Analytical capabilities in order to manage cost analysis, budgets and reports
●    Solid market knowledge of different areas within Logistics (land, air and sea, warehousing)
●    Operational knowledge of different areas within Logistic / Supply Chain & Procurement: transportation by land, air and sea, warehousing, distribution networks and complex logistics systems
●    Ability to work in complex and international environments
●    Operational autonomy, self-reliance but able to play in a team
●    Excellent interpersonal communication (stakeholder management)
●    Professionalism, discretion and reliability
●    English written and spoken fluently, Spanish language is a plus


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

●    Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
●    12 paid holidays, generous PTO, 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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