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Manager, Trade Support

Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60632

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 Trade Support Manager will provide support to the Director in taking strategic decisions and work closely with the trading/logistics team and supply chain teams in a national, multi-plant environment.

 

Key responsibilities include: 

•    Contract Management - Entry of contracts, contract reconciliation with suppliers and internal customers, archiving
•    Manage, execute and enter and provide inputs on profitability of daily transactions and manage daily P&L activities.
•    Pricing system management - Oversight of raw material pricing, escalations and maintenance within SAP system
•    Obtaining quality feedback from QA teams and follow-up on quality claims with suppliers
•    Manage supplier approval process 
•    Support the trading team with market analysis as required
•    Knowledge of the cocoa/commodity markets and ability to make presentations to customers as required
•    Prepare buying plans on periodic basis based on internal and external supply and demand factors
•    Create management reports to manage stock levels and working capital including supply chain financing programs
•    Ensure costing for various supply chain activities are monitored and support as required.
•    Resolve Invoice discrepancies and support with accounts in timely payments 
•    Assist with position management and risk management by preparing periodic reports
•    Working with SAP, support the supply chain requirements in an international
•    Assist with new business opportunities and trading opportunities as they arise. 

 

About you:


•    Bachelors / Master’s Degree.
•    Commodity trading related experience of 3-8 years; cocoa experience preferred but other relevant commodity experience can be taken into account.
•    Use of derivatives trading critical; knowledge of options trading would be a big plus.
•    Exceptional time management and organizational skills
•    Demonstrated ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
•    Strong analytical, presentation and communication skills
•    Willingness and ability to learn in a fast-paced environment
•    Working knowledge of SAP        


 

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