Financial Planning & Analysis


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, 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!

About the Role: 

Financial Planning & Analysis team @ Barry Callebaut


Barry Callebaut is in constant growth, we are strengthening our Financial team with 2 new additions.


To be part of this team you need to act as the analytical engine of the Finance organization, performing analyses and providing relevant financial information, expertise, as well as insight to Finance Business Partnering and management. 


Key Responsibilities: 


Provide meaningful, consistent, and comparable analytics as well as reports by driving and maintaining financial reporting guidelines and standards. Build analytics to deepen understanding for decision-making processes and steering the business. 


Act as a service provider to Finance Business Partnering with a sound understanding of business performance drivers. Support on ad hoc financial analyses and prepare business case inputs. 


Lead planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities as well as deploy world-class financial processes across the business. Consult with various Finance and IM / IT

committees to anticipate as well as address potential reporting issues. Focus on sharing best practices/knowledge and continuous improvement of analytics as well as reporting. Aim for simplification, rationalization, and efficiency.


Leadership & Management Competencies


  • Drive to Deliver

  • Initiative / Dedication

  • Implementation skills

  • Adaptability

  • Dealing with People: excellent stakeholder Management, Effective Team player and leadership

  • Strategic Vision

  • Driving Change

  • Analysis & Concept


Functional Activities 


  • Lead, coordinate and monitor the preparation of budgets/forecasts and strategic planning processes.

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report performance against budgets/forecasts 

  • Prepare periodic re-forecasts for the business and management 

  • Provide financial data and information for CAPEX projects and business cases 

  • Develop, implement, and maintain standard definitions, analyses, and reports (templates) 

  • Calculate and report various performance metrics / KPIs including cash flow, margins, and costs


About You : 


  • Master’s in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar

  • English business proficiency (written and spoken)

  • High-level Technical proficiency (e.g., SAP – ERP systems, Excel)

  • Valid European Union work permit

  • 3-8 years’ experience in finance with an emphasis on analytics,

  • Experience in a multinational company

  • Experience in B2B and/or food or Beverages industries will be an asset

  • The position will be based in Wieze-Lebbeke, Belgium

  • Travel is required for 20% of the time


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

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