Cocoa Trader


Singapore, 01, SG, 068809

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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 position can be broken down into 2 key areas:

  • Responsible for the management of the cocoa butter and cocoa liquor sales portfolios, risk position, and coordination of Asia’s supply and demand.
  • Manage key customer/ distributor/ inter-co relationships for cocoa ingredients, coordinate with internal stakeholders to balance service levels and manage our combined ratio risk position


Key responsibilities include

  • Support Combined Ratio Manager on the execution of regional strategy for the sourcing and selling of cocoa butter and cocoa liquor to third-party customers, distributors, and inter-co requirements.
  • Analyze cocoa products supply and demand trends, develop sourcing/trading strategies, and support internal sales teams on market fundamentals
  • Monitor product availability positions and provide updates to the Regional Management team on risks and opportunities.
  • Manage key external (country and account coverage) and internal relationships with the overall goal to maximize profitability and value on a long term sustainable basis
  • Internal stakeholders:
    • Senior Combined Ratio Manager Asia: Execute regional and global sales strategy for butter and liquor
    • Pricing, Position Management, Risk Leads: Confirm trades, forecast forward risk exposure, align & update pricing
    • Powders Sales Team, Country Sales Leads, Corporate Account Sales Team, Inter-co Cocoa Buyers: Lead & coordinate pricing, share S&D info, and general support for all butter and liquor sales
    • Planning: Contribute and Lead budgeting forecast and portfolio
  • External stakeholders:
    • Cocoa Traders: Execute purchase and sales transactions, gather market intelligence
    • Key Customers, Distributors: Negotiate Sales Contracts, demand forecasting


About you

  • Bachelor / Master Degree in Business or similar studies
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years' experience in commodities B2B sales; risk management using futures contracts
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding: Technical Analysis and Market language
  • Technologically savvy
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office
  • Able to multitask and a good communicator
  • Fluent English

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.

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