Finance Manager


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 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
●    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


About you:


●    Bachelors or Master Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar 
●    8+ years of related professional experience-FP&A, controllership, operations support 
●    Proficient in SAP, Business Warehouse, MS Excel and PowerPoint
●    Analyical, hands-on, solutions oriented and performance driven to achieve targets 
●    Adept at Balance Sheet management 
●    Experience with management reporting and understanding a report’s audience and what the audience will do with the information 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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