Corporate Communication Executive


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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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


The Corporate Communications Executive implements the corporate communications strategy and initiatives for internal and external audiences, shapes Barry Callebaut's image as the world's largest manufacturer of premium cocoa and chocolate products and a leader in sustainability, and builds high awareness through PR and corporate communications within the regional scope of the EMEA region, the largest region within the Barry Callebaut Group.


Key Responsibilities Include


  • You coordinate and manage end-to-end all communication activities according to business priorities in coordination with the Corporate Communications Director.
  • You are involved in change communication activities, from initiation to planning and execution, and conduct change communication activities in EMEA
  • You will be involved and at times coordinate the alignment of the PR agency in key markets in the EMEA region and play an important role in positioning Barry Callebaut as a strategic leader and a great place to work
  • Being part of the regional corporate communications team, you will own, drive or support specific regional internal and external communications exercises in EMEA, even beyond the EEMEA sub-region.
  • You will work closely with the Global Corporate Communications team and also execute a global corporate agenda, coordinating with the global team on certain key topics
  • You will help implement our internal campaign based on business growth, safety and security, and passion for people
  • You (help) implement a content plan validated by the Regional Leadership Team, in close coordination with the Corporate Communications Director.
  • You will be the owner of several topics and also responsible for driving and implementing them in the specific market or region


About You


  • Bachelor or university degree (economics, business administration, communications, or similar)
  • Communication professional with preferably 5 years of experience in a similar role in a multinational (possibly a food or agri-commodity company)
  • Ability to adapt corporate communication strategies to local environments and the needs of local target groups
  • Excellent communication and language skills in English (company language) and one or more regional languages.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills who feels comfortable in a multinational company characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Able to build professional (long-distance) relationships within the Corporate Communications team and within a decentralized organization
  • Self-starter and fast learner
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure, i.e. to deliver quality results under time constraints

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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