Head Finance Business Partner, Cocoa Asia

Location: 

Singapore, 01, SG, 039192

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!

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 well 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!

 

Barry Callebaut is the market leader in cocoa and chocolate products in the Asia Pacific, with over 1,600 employees and 12 production facilities across the Region. In Asia, we source cocoa beans and process them into high-quality cocoa ingredients we offer to our customers for a wide range application: Chocolate making, drinks, ice cream etc.

 

About the role

 

To support the growth strategy of our cocoa business in Asia, we are looking for Head Finance Business Partner, Cocoa Asia.  The Head of Finance BP Cocoa Asia is responsible for the overall Finance organization and activities of the Cocoa division of Barry Callebaut in the Asia Pacific, including risk management. He/She supports Vice-President Cocoa Asia on a daily business decision and long-term strategic calls, acting as a true co-pilot of Business leaders. He/She reports into the CFO Asia Pacific.

 

Key responsibilities include

 

  • Lead and develop a Team of 8 direct reports (Financial controllers on Cocoa sites, Commodity Risk Management Team); Develop solid cocoa know-how throughout the Finance organization
  • Responsible for the Finance books, P&L, B/S of all cocoa related entities in the Asia Pacific
  • Ensure accurate and timely closing, reporting, budgeting and forecasting of all Cocoa related entities
  • Responsible for cocoa risk management: Position reporting, effective control framework
  • Monitor business performance and provide top-notch financial analysis, trade-offs and recommendations
  • Prepare business cases on business development and optimization
  • Support and guide project implementation related to system (SAP) and process improvement

 

About you

 

  • At least 10 years of experience in Finance/Business Controlling, ideally in commodity, manufacturing or FMCG
  • Proven Team leader
  • Excellent analytical skills: Proven track record for managing complexity, capable of distinguishing key elements in an intricate environment, capable of preparing detailed complex analyses and financial models.
  • Solid financial accounting skills, sound IFRS knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Can interact and build strong relationships with staff from various departments (Finance, Sales, Operations & Supply Chain, and HR) and different levels, including Senior Management; Able to create strong links and legitimacy with Business Leaders to drive changes throughout the finance organization.
  • Entrepreneurial: Hands-on, creative, capable of thinking out of the box and proposing quick-wins and realistic recommendations and successfully implement them.
  • SAP / SAP BIW

 

 

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


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