Sustainability Certification Management Expert


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:

Within the Certification Management team, this new position will support the Certification Manager with the growing need for global coordination of certified volumes. The role will be end-to-end responsible for specific processes in BC. A key objective of this role is to manage the credit flow across the group, including but not limited to: tracking certified volumes, driving the reconciliations of the position, optimizing intra-company flows, measuring financial impact, as well as expanding on existing reports, and building new reporting. In addition, the role will also support the Certification Manager with strategic and operational tasks, such as representing the function in a project, etc. This role is a unique opportunity to join a new team and contribute to the growth and direction of certification management in BC. 


Key responsibilities:


  • The Reporting expert will be the owner of the credit reporting process, which includes monthly reporting, etc.

  • The role will also be the technical expert behind the data structure setup.

  • The Reporting expert will lead a team of analysts and will be responsible for the team meeting its targets, deadlines, etc.

  • The role will be the operational lead between different regions and our Shared Service Center (SSC) regarding credit reporting.

  • The Reporting expert will further develop BC’s certification management strategy together with their manager.


  • Closely work with regional teams to ensure that the data process is followed and that we have a correct and up-to-date view of our data.

  • Responsible for monthly credit position reconciliations, including checks on procedure adherence.

  • Understanding how to position reporting feeds into position management and flags any potential risks.

  • Develop further reports together with various functions that deliver actionable insights to the business.

  • Build and drive the monthly reconciliation process.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Act as a contact point for questions around credits, including multisite alignments, process review, etc.

  • Wherever necessary build processes and solidify a standard way of working in the regions.

  • Build up and maintain the content of the internal Credit Management Process website and lead the training cycle.

  • Build up a network with internal and external stakeholders, such as certification bodies, auditors, internal customers, etc.

  • Become a driving member of the CoE and represent credit management in various in-house projects.


About you:

  • Bachelor / Master’s in Finance, Economics, or similar.
  • 5+ years of work experience. Preferably having exposure in one of the following aspects of business: Commercial (sourcing, sales, pricing) or finance (controlling, pricing).
  • Comfortable with responsibility over an outcome, not just inputs. Previous end-to-end ownership of a process is a must.
  • Able to work with multiple deadlines.
  • Problem solver who can take on an existing challenge, analyze it, align with stakeholders, and implement the solution.
  • Self-starter and proactive; able to operate autonomously and proactively network in an ambiguous environment.
  • Strong stakeholder and change management background, including strong communication skills, including the ability to influence people in other teams and functions.
  • Previous financial reporting and FP&A experience is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Advanced excel skills and comfortable working with larger datasets.
  • Experience in building reports in excel or other programs
  • Strong conceptual and analytical 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 for many other occasions during a year 
  • 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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