Manager, Finance BP, Supply Chain Americas


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: Finance Business Partner – Supply Chain Americas   


REPORTING TO: Director Finance BP                           






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 and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 10,000 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.






The position supports the Region Americas (North and South America) Supply Chain operations. As a business partner, you are dealing with factory supply chain managers across the network and central supply chain functions in the regional headquarters. You provide your stakeholders with the relevant financial information necessary to make operational decisions based on facts and figures. The network includes roughly 20 facilities and the annual operational supply chain budget is around $100 million. This role also supports operational and capital projects within the supply chain organization.


Essential Functions:


  • Work closely with the Regional Finance Director of OSCO Business Partnering and the Director of Supply Chain
  • Shared responsibility for the financial results of the supply chain organization
  • Monthly analysis and follow-up of budget and prior year variances
  • Prepare budget for finished goods supply chain costs (labor, warehousing and transportation)
  • Prepare ad-hoc reporting to support logistics, warehousing and inventory management
  • Provide analytical support for projects, new business opportunities and investment proposals
  • Support inventory management and re-work, blocked stock and slow-moving inventory initiatives
  • Analyze inbound logistics flows, including sea and ocean freight and the associated import/export of product
  • Continuously recommend scenarios and decide upon procedures to increase efficiency or avoid inefficiencies
  • Drive change and recommend solutions in supporting the achievement of business goals and targets for the supply chain organization





Education & Work Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business field or supply chain management
  • SAP/Business Warehouse knowledge preferred
  • Experience in budgeting, investment analysis, variance analysis
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong personality and leadership, excellent work ethic and teamwork skills
  • Strong technical abilities (Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing or consumer products environment

What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive compensation package including salary, medical and dental, retirement benefits, and paid time off
  • 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

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Financial, Supply Chain, Supply, Warehouse, Operations, Finance, Manufacturing

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