Internal Auditor


Zurich, ZH, CH, 8005

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!

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Internal Auditor in Switzerland (CH) for Zurich (CHWP). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 11'000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.


About the role:


The Internal Auditor analyzes and evaluates the performance of the organization’s operational and financial processes and/or systems to identify risks, areas for improvement, and to ensure that the organization complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. The incumbent executes these audits from start to finish. Collects, examines, analyzes, and verifies information about the organization’s systems and processes by reviewing manuals, policies, reports, and interviewing organizational members. Develops recommendations for changes to processes and systems that will minimize risk, improve performance and productivity and ensure that the organization complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. Prepares audit reports, monitors and reports the status of implementation of agreed actions of previously performed audits. The Internal Auditor is supervised and / or supported by more experienced / senior Internal Auditors and the Chief Audit Executive on more complex issues during an audit and coaches less experienced team members in the same manner


Key responsibilities:


  • To perform annually 8 – 10 field audits of 2 – 3 weeks’ duration with 2 or more internal auditors, at Barrry Callebaut entities in BC Group
  • To periodically monitor and report to EXCO and the AFRQCC/ Board of Directors the implementation status of agreed actions of previously performed audits
  • To build up and/or enhance an own Barry Callebaut network of all functional levels
  • To be the process experts for selected business processes within internal audit team
  • To support the Chief Audit Executive in the (annual) Audit planning process
  • To participate in internal advisory mandates
  • To participate and lead global Internal Audit/Quality Assurance meetings, like Quality, IM&IT, R&D, Finance, ERM etc.
  • To maintain and further develop the Internal Audit Knowledge Library
  • To maintain and further improve the Internal Audit Quality Survey and support the Chief Audit Executive in the annual assessments towards the AFRQCC


About you:


  • University Degree, preferably in Data Analytics, Information Management or Finance
  • Preferably Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • 2-4 years work experience, preferably part in internal auditing in an international environment
  • Fluency in English and French (oral and written) is mandatory
  • SAP knowledge
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to gain an understanding of complex, inter-disciplinary processes within a short time-frame
  • Keen to work with data and systems, open for development and changes in terms of technology
  • Good understanding of Finance and Data Assurance
  • High personal sensitivity (“Gut Feeling”), demonstrating attitude to adapt to and understand other cultures, to be able to change low co-operative behavior into a mutual confidence working relationship
  • Strong personality to stay objective as well as highest level of integrity and ability to deal with highly confidential information
  • Able to contribute positively to international & interdisciplinary teams during audits
  • Willingness to extensively travel internationally and intercontinental (approx. 60% of time)
  • If required, flexible to work longer hours during audits
  • Highly result oriented and able to work under time pressure


Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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

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