Technical Graduate - Global cocoa - Logistics and Supply Chain


Tema, AA, GH, N/A

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 Graduate Program:


Our 2 year rotational Technical Graduate Program for Africa creates an opportunity for young talents like you to deepen your expertise in an area that you are passionate about. The program is launched in Barry Callebaut’s most strategic African locations, where our Graduate’s expertise is valued and entrepreneurship fostered. This graduate program will also offer you an international experience and the opportunity to develop technical skills and develop your leadership potential in order to become a leader in the Logistics and Supply Chain in our Africa Region.


About The Opportunity:


We are offering you the opportunity to further develop your career within our Logistics & Supply Chain department. Over the 2 year term you will gain significant international experience with the opportunity to undertake at least one rotation abroad.


Over the 3 rotations you will gain experience across core areas including:


Supply Chain Process

  • Project Management, from design to implementation
  • Understanding of On-Time-In-Full calculation
  • Develop skills in Managing Supply Chain costs
  • Knowledge in inventory management and outbound logistics of finished products
  • Team Management Skills
  • Planning and Execution of the shipment plan
  • Relationship Management of third parties like forwarders, shipping lines, warehouses and transport teams
  • Knowledge of cocoa beans processing
  • Basic HSE & GMP Competencies


Quality In Supply Chain

  • Knowledge in the quality of beans
  • Knowledge in the quality of Packaging Materials
  • Knowledge in the quality of Finished Products


Packaging & Raw Material Management

  • Develop skills in Managing stocks




About You


  1. Education
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in logistics engineering or industrial engineering


  1. Specific knowledge, competencies and skills required
  • Proficient in standard ERP (SAP) would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of cocoa beans processing would be an advantage
  • Able to work independently and handle projects and as well as multitask. 
  • Must be able to transfer knowledge to others and a good listener
  • Meticulous, focused and eager to learn
  • Able to recognize key actors and decision influencers to get things done
  • Have good planning and analytical skills.
  • Bilingual English / French
  • Internationally mobile and willing to relocate to other African locations (Ivory Coast, Cameroon)


NB:  To qualify for our graduate program applicants must bring a maximum of  two (02) years’ experience (including industrial internships) in supply chain, and must hold a Bachelor’s Degree preferably complimented with a Master’s Degree.



Deadline: May 02, 2021

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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