Senior FP&A Analyst - Global Sourcing


Lodz, LD, 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 consultant role to the business, harnessing accounting, financial, and risk data to deepen business understanding and influence the decision-making process for the EMEA sourcing team. 

This requires a deep mastery of the diverse, complex EMEA landscape, and strong multifunctional partnering skills with EMEA FP&A, Risk Management, SSC R2R team, and IM/IT team.
This position is responsible for furnishing analyzed information in a structured manner - assessing historical and current business performances to formulate business forecasts and highlighting areas of opportunity for the Sourcing Finance Business Partner to prioritize and construct business plans. The position will be further tasked with identifying process optimization and improving financial data integrity alongside delivering actionable insights to the EMEA Sourcing team.


Key responsibilities:

70% - Management reporting and Business Advisory

  • Leading reporting and data analysis for EMEA Sourcing to form a point of view of the business and deliver the main message to the sourcing organization. Reporting activities including but not limited to:
    • Business results and variance analysis;
    • Budgeting and forecasting;
    • Business review requirements;
    • Data model build;
    • Data visualization activities;
    • Data upload in the planning system;
    • Reporting templates refresh;
    • Ad hoc reporting and data requests
  • Undertake monthly closing activities for (but not limited to) EMEA entities trading profits:
    • Derivatives accounting bookings;
    • Swiss Business unit allocations to Global BUs
    • Ingredients in chocolate and indirect spend trading profit calculations;
    • Monthly category calls slide deck preparation;
  • SG&A Costs Reporting & Analysis 


20% - Continuous improvement

  • Support continuous improvement across global finance processes in Global sourcing finance i.e. drive the introduction of Power BI/MC Azure platform to support analysis
  • Actively assisting with reporting and bringing insights  for buyers but not limited to:
    • Weekly sales book;
    • Purchase price variance;
    • Trading profit margins analysis;
  • Continuously improve sourcing financials database to harness insights and generate analytics


10% - Project management

  • Collaborate with the Risk Management team on commodity position and limit management 
  • Partner with other Finance domains (Accounting, EMEA FP&A, Chocolate FBPs, Pricing, SSC) to ensure delivery of true and fair data and reports
  • Assist EPM project deployment for Global Sourcing scope 
  • Custodian of internal controls within Global Sourcing 
  • Assist in validation, quantification, and drive for new business ideas


About you:

  • Higher education in Finance and Accounting or Business Administration.
  • 6+ years of commercial experience in finance controlling, risk positions, or derivatives management across multiple EMEA markets.
  • FP&A skill sets (forecasting & budgeting).
  • Detail-oriented - ability to manage big datasets and ensure the accuracy of reports is a key consideration for this position.
  • Strong analytical skills supported by very strong capabilities in MS Office (Excel skills – Power Query & Power Pivot).
  • Knowledge of SAP R/3, BW, BO, and Analytics systems i.e. Tableau, SAC, and/or Microsoft Power BI.
  • Risk Management – Daily position and P&L reporting and market risk (VAR).
  • Derivatives management / Hedge accounting experience.
  • Diverse stakeholder and project management experience.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, strong collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of financial modeling (nice to have).
  • Python programming skills (nice to have).


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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