Finance BP OSCO, Specialty and Decorations EMEA


Wieze, BE, 9280

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!

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Finance BP OSCO, Specialty and Decorations EMEA in Belgium (BE) for Lebbeke-Wieze (BEWI). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 9000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.


About the role

Within Barry Callebaut EMEA, Specialties, decorations and beverages (S& D& B) focusses on specific chocolate solutions to customers, ranging from small gourmet producers to global food manufacturers. The operations are spread over 10 specialized production sites throughout Europe
and are lead by the S &D &B Operations director.
The Finance BP S&D&B is the business partner to the S&D&B Operations Director and is responsible for reporting-procedures, guiding the budgeting/forecasting process and initiating and following through capex proposals. She/He continuously drives change and recommends solutions in
supporting the achievement of the business goals and targets for the operations. Consequently this role is the strategic financial coordinator for the production sites and essential in delivering our strong ambitions in the Specialties, Decorations and Beverages in the coming years.

Key responsibilities include
- Creation of budget and forecast with key stakeholders
- Analysis of actual results vs. budget or forecast and presenting results
- Reviewing/challenging investment proposals from Specialties and Decorations site Business Partners
- Identifying or supporting cost savings performance improvement initiatives
- Providing support and financial insights on Specialties and Decorations projects
About you
- Master in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar
- Master in Business Administration preferred
- English business proficiency (written and spoken)
- Extensive experience in finance as a manager
- Experience in controlling a (or multiple) manufacturing site(s)
- Leadership experience
- Experience in a multinational company, preferably in B2B / food industries

- Knowledge or specific business understanding Knowledge of supply chain business partnering, controlling and reporting
- Analytical / hands-on / flexible / strong drive to deliver and implementation / very solutions oriented
- Strong in stakeholder management and driving change



Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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

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