Finance Business Partner, Chocolate


Pennsauken, NJ, US, 08110

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!

About the role:


This position will focus on supporting the Pennsauken Chocolate Factory by providing the managers with financial information to enable them to make operational decisions based on facts and figures.  Information on evolution versus targets for operation efficiencies, headcount, scrap, rework, material yield, indirect costs, overtime, etc. must be provided in a professional and timely fashion. Due to its materiality and its significant impact to the results, a major emphasis should be dedicated to Material Usage. The incumbent will also be responsible for the internal control of the facility.


As a finance business partner, this position plays a key role in the management team. To be effective, good personal interaction skills are required. It is vital to be a team player.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Advise the OSCO management team in short and long-term decision making
  • Analyze, interpret and manage financial and business performance with a special emphasis on material variance analysis (scrap, rework, raw material yield)
  • Manufacturing costs analysis
  • Ad hoc financial analyses to provide insights
  • Proactively provide financial insights on efficiency improvements, cost savings, expansion projects, footprint studies, inventory optimizations and other potential projects
  • Transform historical and forecasted numbers into actionable results
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts together with budget holders
  • Ensure integrity and financial control
  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety requirements.


About you:


  • Bachelor / Master Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Master Degree in Business Administration preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in Finance, preferably as a financial controller
  • Experience in a multinational company, preferably in B2B/food industry
  • Must have plant/manufacturing experience
  • Good personality and strong leadership, excellent work ethic, very good teamwork spirit.
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable in SAP


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