Category Buyer Logistics


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 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


We are looking for a Logistics Buyer responsible for purchasing of the strategic logistic services (land transport, Warehousing, Sea Freight) for the Group.


Key Responsibilities include


  • Prepare and run tenders for the categories in scope, dealing with all relevant stakeholders (service providers, internal customers and cross functional teams)
  • Collect data, complete market research, define terms and conditions, negotiate proposals and finalize contracts
  • Manage service providers, follow market trends and legislative changes
  • Provide input and expertise in all relevant improvement and development projects (footprint analysis, make or buy, cost efficiency, etc.)
  • Implement purchasing policy and best practices


About you


  • University Degree in Business Administration or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in transportation sourcing, supply chain or in a lead logistic provider
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Experience with e-Procurement platforms
  • Proven skills in purchasing: negotiation, supplier management and procurement
  • Analytical capabilities in order to manage cost analysis, budgets and reports
  • Solid market knowledge of different areas within Logistic (land, air and sea, warehousing) in Europe
  • Operational knowledge of different areas within Logistic / Supply Chain & Procurement: transportation by land, air and sea, warehousing, distribution networks and complex logistics systems
  • Ability to work in complex and international environments
  • Experience in manage complex RFQ is a plus
  • Operational autonomy, self-reliance but able to play in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (stakeholder management)
  • Professionalism, discretion and reliability
  • English written and spoken fluently, any other language is a plus

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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