Regional Operational Technology Systems Lead


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:
As part of the Go4Zero vision of Barry Callebaut, secure and robust Operational Technology (OT) is an important component. Standardized, secured, and monitored Operational Technology provides the backbone for a safe, reliable, and trusted production process. It decreases the risk of a security breach and as such avoids financial loss and reputational damage. Furthermore, it is the core of any digital industrial application and therefore a necessity for growth in digitalization. 

The mission of a Regional Operational Technology Systems Lead is to drive the change program that will bring the aspired security levels to Barry Callebaut and contribute to realizing the Go4Zero vision. Direct internal stakeholders are plant managers, site OT champions, regional E&A managers and project engineers, and regional and local IT teams. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead in creating, defining, and implementing site-specific OT improvement plans at Barry Callebaut production plants, in accordance with the global roadmap for OT security and standardization. The goal is to achieve compliance with global OT standards. This implies changes in people, processes, and technology.
  • Support BC production sites during troubleshooting and incident response in case of an OT (security) incident (= level of escalation).
  • Evaluate the level of compliance to global OT standards of BC production sites, and define gap analysis and remediation plans.
  • Support regional and local E&A engineering teams in implementing OT standards in growth and productivity projects.
  • As a team of regional OT Systems Leads and global OT systems Leads, Improving global OT standards, implementing regional and local feedback, and market evolutions. 
  • Increase awareness, educate, and advocate for OT Security at the regional and local levels.
  • Participate in expert communities with OT professionals working at local, regional, and global levels. 


About you:

  • A Master's degree in engineering/automation specialization will be a plus.
  • 5+ years’ experience of working in an industrial automation (OT) environment.
  • Knowledge of OT systems, networks, components, and protocols.
  • Knowledge of international standards for industrial cyber security (ISO27001, NIST, IEC62443) is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Experience in managing complex projects.
  • Strong communicator, able to interact with various stakeholders, often with different business objectives and operating at different levels in the organization (global, regional, local).
  • Strong organization skills, setting up and managing multiple projects in parallel.
  • Motivated to bring change to an organization.
  • Prepared to travel (approx. 30%).


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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