Senior Commodity Risk Analyst Asia


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!

About the role


The business is very exposed to the volatility of the commodities market. Good governance of such a business requires accurate and regular risk reporting, analysis and control. Hence, the Senior Risk Analyst will report directly into the Risk Manager APAC and play a key role in:

  • ensuring accuracy in the daily risk positions
  • ensuring compliance with imposed risk limits
  • being able to determine the root cause of variances in EoM (end of the month) positions and enhance processes in order to better explain these variances on a timely basis
  • providing risk-related reporting and analysis to the Business Partner and/or Commercial Team
  • supporting continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the firm’s systems and processes


Key responsibilities include

Daily ensuring data integrity and ensuring commodity risk positions within imposed limits

  • Review trades captured in the systems on a daily basis
  • Review positions generated by the captured trades on a daily basis and ensure compliance with imposed limits. Monitoring and ensuring the accuracy of daily net structure report automatically generated by the system.
  • Help the Trading Manager identify reasons for swings in the risk positions


Monthly Risk Reporting

  • Consolidate and assess the reasonableness of closing stock information submitted by all Cocoa Asia sites
  • Report EOM risk positions (after bringing in inventory) and be able to explain the root cause of variances and, at the same time, enhance EOM processes in order to better explain these variances on a timely basis
  • Monitor and report monthly certification ledger and ensure we have sufficient credits in the region
  • Generate the sales & purchases portfolio report for the region and provide meaningful analytics for the Business Partner and/or Commercial team


Continuous Improvement

  • Support/lead key projects to improve and enhance controls in reporting processes
  • Develop best practices to optimize the way of working


About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably in a middle office function
  • Experience with commodities is a plus
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding
  • Possess excellent analytical skills with excellent reliability and pay close attention to details
  • Very advanced with Microsoft Excel
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills as frequent communication with stakeholders from various departments would be required
  • Possess great team spirit and yet able to work independently as required
  • Positive working attitude with a high degree of initiative and is adaptable to change
  • Able to effect change in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, and enjoy learning


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

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