Controlling Supervisor, Cocoa Sourcing


Itabuna, BA, BR, 45600-000

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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:

We are looking for a Finance Supervisor for Cocoa Sustainability in Brazil who will be a key member of the Cocoa Business management and will report directly to the Finance Manager for Cocoa Sourcing and Sustainability. This person will support the cocoa sustainability programs at Bahia and Pará related to the operation of nursery, fertilizers and certifications programs. The role will based in Bahia (Ilhéus region) and requires some travels to the plants and other units. She/He has to be able to work in an operational environment, translating the corporate strategy and develop methodology to monitor the KPI’s.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Responsibility for monthly reporting of the results and budget monitoring
  • Support the preparation of the budget, YEF (year-end forecast) and MTP (midterm planning).
  • Support physical inventories
  • Contribute to implement control of the Farm Services Operations and others sustainability initiatives
  • Be the key finance person in supporting the Cocoa sustainability operations people in executing their plans and ensure the business plans are properly setup.
  • Analyze the evolution of OPEX and CAPEX of the area
  • Monitor Non-Financial targets each year with the operations people.
  • In collaboration with IT/IM DEPARTMENT identify potential GAPs on the system and develop improvements.
  • Support corporate projects


About you:    

  • Bachelor Degree in business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics. MBA, nice to have;
  • Fluent in English language. Spanish and/or French is a differential;
  • Proficient user of finance Microsoft Office and ERP Systems as SAP/TOTVS/ORACLE;
  • Proven years of experience in finance area or audits;
  • Industry or Commodity business experience;
  • Presentation skills highly required;
  • Project Management skills;
  • Strategic and Analytical Thinking profile.
  • Traveling among the plants and external warehouse.


         Location: Ilhéus - Bahia, Brazil

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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