Senior FP&A Analyst - Global Sourcing


Lodz, PL, 90-530

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 prospective candidate plays a planning and analysis role in the business, harnessing accounting, financial, and risk data to deepen business understanding and support the decision-making process for the GS BP Finance & REGIONAL sourcing team. This position is responsible for furnishing analyzed information in a structured manner, assessing historical and current business performances to calculate business forecasts, and highlighting areas of opportunity for the Sourcing Finance Business Partner to prioritize and construct business plans. The position requires strong multifunctional partnering skills with Sourcing FBP, REGION Choco FP&A, Risk Management, and SSC Records to the Reporting team, Treasury, Pricing, and IM/IT team. The position will be further tasked with identifying and implementing in collaboration with GS BP of process optimization and improving financial data integrity alongside delivering actionable insights to the REGION Sourcing team. Implement financial processes towards Global harmonization, including leveraging Power BI and other technologies to enhance financial reporting and analytics capabilities.


Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting FP&A activity relevant to the Results of Sourcing Team P&L and B/S (Cocoa, Non-cocoa, packaging).
  • Responsible for the calculation preparation of Actual and Forecast for raw material profits & packaging profits.
  • Lead planning cycles process for the Cocoa & Non-Cocoa Ingredients profitability.
  • Actively assisting the Finance BP and regional Sourcing Team through Budget & Forecasting cycle preparation, including developing Excel calculation models, data upload in the planning system, consolidation of Budget and Forecast data across regions, and running variance analysis calculations.
  • Compiling management reporting for Finance BP & Regional Sourcing lead and support-related presentations (i.e. Internal reviews Actual or Planning data).
  • Provision of meaningful, consistent, and comparable analytics and reports.
  • Ensures deep insights and information relevant for business steering by functional specialization and close alignment to business and markets.
  • Responsible for Sustainability Reporting and Analysis of Ingredients.
  • Assists Sourcing BP in deploying re-engineered financial processes where applicable or re-architected finance systems to measure performance vs targets.
  • Support ad-hoc analysis for new sourcing initiatives, and provide support information from relevant data sets for making decisions.
  • Collaborate in a matrix organization with Risk management, Regional Chocolate Finance, Pricing Teams, Treasury, and IM department.
  • Best practice sharing and efficiency improvement of analytics and reporting processes.


About you:

  • Higher education: Bachelor in Accounting or Business Administration (Finance); Master's degree will be a plus.
  • 6+ years of finance experience preferred commercial experience developed in physical soft commodities trading/food processing industry. 
  • Experience with FP&A, finance controlling, risk positions, and derivatives management across multiple REGION markets.
  • Experience with finance controlling, risk positions, and derivatives management across multiple EMEA markets.
  • Required Strong analytical skills supported by very strong capabilities in Microsoft Power BI (Required), Power Query & Power Pivot (Required), SQL (nice to have), Python (nice to have).
  • Detail-oriented - The ability to manage big datasets and ensure the accuracy of reports is a key consideration for this position.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, strong collaboration skills.


We offer:

  • Employment on a regular basis in the sweetest company in the world.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Lunch card to be used for groceries and restaurants.
  • Private medical care in Lux Med (basic package fully financed by BC).
  • Fit Profit sports card co-financed by BC.
  • PPE: we care about your future, and we save money for your retirement.
  • Cafeteria Program as a part of Social Fund.
  • Group life insurance.
  • Hybrid working model: min. 8 days in the office a month.
  • As part of our work-life balance culture, we can start work between 7 am and 10 am.
  • Free consultation with a lawyer once a quarter.
  • Chocolate! Yes, surprising but we have chocolate in the office, for Christmas, BC’s Birthday, and many other occasions during the year.
  • And if chocolate is still not enough, you can join one of our theme clubs, where together with other employees we develop our passions and interests.
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruits and veggies to the office.
  • You can purchase our sweet products with a special discount.
  • Relax zone in the office and plenty of options to choose from: PlayStation 5, football table, pool table, Ping-Pong, library, table games, and massage chairs.
  • Sport @work? Sure! We have treadmills and indoor exercise bikes with a laptop station.
  • We like to party as much as we like chocolate! We have integration budgets we can use for team events.
  • Forever Chocolate and Event Team: you can join them and have a real influence on social life in BC and CSR activities.

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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