Sustainability Manager Sourcing, APAC


Singapore, 01, SG, 039192

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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

Responsible, together with the Sustainability Manager Global Sourcing, for the development and implementation of a sustainability roadmap for 2025 for all ingredients sourced. The incumbent will work with the regional sourcing team to reach the annual sustainable sourcing targets.


Key responsibilities include

  • Program development and implementation: Provide support in developing and implementing sustainability programs with suppliers, customers, and foundations/donors. Adapt global sustainability strategies to local/national/regional circumstances and challenges, where appropriate. Develop action plans/roadmaps to achieve sustainability goals in the APAC region.
  • Sustainability targets/commitment: Monitor progress against sustainability objectives through the use of well-defined metric KPIs. Assist in developing business cases, feasibility studies, and secure funding (BC or donor) for new initiatives internally or with suppliers and/or customers
  • Sustainability leadership: Identify opportunities for Barry Callebaut to be a leader in sustainability and develop and implement strategies to use these opportunities and develop points of excellence.
  • Sustainability work with sourcing team: Work with the sourcing team in the APAC region and develop strategies for collaboration with suppliers. Provide guidance to sourcing teams in the APAC region on sustainability trends and fulfillment of client requests
  • Partnerships: Build and maintain effective partnerships with all stakeholders in the various commodity supply chains, e.g civil society players, consultancies, and sustainability standards, to support sustainability efforts.
  • Market analysis: Collect and process data for analysis of sustainability market trends. Keep updated on sustainability trends and assist in developing strategies for upcoming trends in the APAC region.
  • Industry collaboration: Support the Sustainability Manager Global Sourcing in participating in industry platforms/coalitions such as SAI platform, GSCP, SVI, AIM PROGRESS. Meet sustainability peers at the supplier and customer level, find opportunities for collaboration. Participate in working groups.
  • Support implementation of CO2 in setting and offsetting projects: Support the CO2 lead in developing and implementing CO2 in setting and offsetting projects in the APAC region.
  • Focal point
    • Act as a key contact to suppliers, clients, and internal teams on the topic of none cocoa sustainability in the APAC region.
    • Educate the various clients and suppliers on aspects pertaining to sustainability to ensure alignment with BCS’s position.
    • Deliver content for reporting and communications relating to sustainability.   
  • Internal stakeholders
    • Sustainability team:  Closely work with the global team in developing strategies, roadmaps, and in target achievement.
    • Sourcing teams: Drive sustainability work in the region and outreach to regional/national buyers. Implement sustainable sourcing activities (information, coordination, advice).
    • Market Analysts: Collect and process data for sustainability market trend analysis (information, coordination, advice)
    • QA team: Work with QA on Supplier Code signature request exceptions (information, coordination).
    • Sales/Marketing: Engage with sales to understand customer demand, marketing potential, and other support needed (information, advice).
    • Key account managers: Provide support in fulfilling customer requests/understand future demand (coordination).
    • Cocoa sustainability: Support coordination with cocoa sustainability team synergies/coordinate effort (information, coordination).
    • Legal: Engage with legal where needed, e.g. on developing agreements.
    • Communications: Coordinate and collaborate on press releases, Forever Chocolate Report, social media activities.
  • External stakeholders
    • Raw material suppliers: Analyze and monitor sustainability performance and progress of suppliers. Coordinate sustainability activities, implement sustainability programs.
    • Customers: Develop sustainability programs with customers where the opportunity arises.
    • Donors/foundations: Analyze the potential for support, develop proposals, and manage communication.
    • Certification organizations/sustainability standards/NGOs/ Universities/research institutes/consultancies:  Continue building and maintaining network and professional exchange
    • Sustainability industry platforms (e.g. SAI, AIM PROGRESS): Participation in meetings and engage in working group meetings, networking.


About you

  • Education: Business or sustainability management, environmental management, environmental studies/sciences, or similar.
  • Know-how and experience in sustainability in key raw materials for BC Sourcing. Experience in working with various stakeholders, such as NGOs, suppliers, customers, certification/standards, consultants.


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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