Technical Graduate - Global cocoa - CI


Douala, LT, CM, BP 570

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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:


Line Manager : CI (Continuous Improvement) Lead

Category : 10

Location : Douala

No of positions : 01

Type of contract : Graduate


This Graduate program will offer you the opportunity to further develop your career within our OSCO department especially the Operational Excellence You will be working with plant managers and operators under responsibility of the local CI. Your core purpose will be to contribute to operations’ performance improvement by using and coaching the team on BC CI tools. You will also participate in Go4Zero activity and plan execution. Over the 2 years term, you will gain significant international experience with the opportunity to undertake at least one rotation abroad.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Support Go4Zero Culture deployment

  • Participate in CI activities on site

  • Develop project management skills

  • Learn about the process and product

  • Learn about department interactions

  • Develop change management skills

  • Learn about the process and Asset performance improvement

  • Learn financial gouvernance for CI activities

  • Get involved in productivity strategy and roadmap


About You


  • Engineer degree (Industrial, technical or Food Industry)

  • Fluent French and English language

  • At least basic understanding of project management and OPEX tools

  • Good adaptation and communication skills

  • Skills in Project management

  • Knowledge of Operational excellence

  • Data Analysis skills

  • Listening skills

  • Coaching skills

  • Change management


NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged.


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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