Graduate Program: Sales & Marketing


Lebbeke-Wieze, WLG, 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!

Graduate Program: Global Gourmet EMEA, Sales & Marketing Professional


About the Graduate Program:

Our 2 year international graduate program offers a global perspective to bright, young talents like yourself and is an exciting opportunity to deepen your expertise in an area that you are passionate about. The program starts every September and is launched in Barry Callebaut’s most strategic locations around the globe, where our Graduate’s expertise is valued and entrepreneurship fostered.


About the Opportunity:

We are offering you the opportunity to further develop your career within our Global Gourmet Organization in the EMEA region (Benelux, France, Italy, Spain or the United Kingdom).  

Over the 2 year term you will have the opportunity to gain experience in 3 core areas in Sales & Marketing. You will gain significant international experience with the opportunity to undertake at least one rotation abroad.


Over the 3 rotations you will gain experience and actively contribute to our Global Gourmet team by:   


  • Supporting our Brand Management
    • You will develop and implement targeted marketing activities for our Mona Lisa global brand
    • You will be responsible for segmentation exercises, brand communication and brand positioning
    • You will design and launch marketing toolkits and social media and ensure digital and online appearance


  • Supporting our Sales Management
    • You will coordinate sales initiatives
    • You will work with customers regarding contract management, administration and sample management
    • You will support during Co-Creation sessions


  • Supporting our Trade Marketing
    • You will be involved in country and local marketing activities
    • You will implement multi brand concepts
    • You will introduce new products to local markets
    • You will design and organize/participate in trade events
    • You will run key promotional planning activities, design marketing communication material


About You

  • You are Fluent in English and master a second language such as French/Spanish/German/Italian  
  • Flexibility and hands-on mindset are key capabilities
  • You are a great listener, and an outgoing personality
  • You have good presentation and communication skills and you are able to communicate thoughts in a crisp, structured way
  • Knowledge of common office software like MS Power Point, Excel and Word



NB:  To qualify for our graduate program applicants must bring a minimum of a total of 18 months’ work experience and must hold a Bachelor’s Degree preferably complimented with a Master’s Degree.

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

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