Manager, Tax, Global Sourcing & Cocoa


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 currently looking for a Manager, Tax, Global Sourcing & Cocoa to play a key role in Barry Callebaut Group Tax function. This role supports in advising on tax strategies, structures and impact of business undertakings (e.g. financing, mergers & acquisitions, reorganisations) for the Global Sourcing & Cocoa business, with a focus on African countries. This role assists in the identification and transparent management of tax opportunities as well as risks, and governs the integrity of and ensure tax compliance. This role readily interacts with various internal stakeholders and promotes cross-functional teamwork to engage the requisite resources, and also plays a supporting role in maintaining relationships with external stakeholders (e.g. tax authorities, tax advisors).


Key Responsibilities include

  • Assist in providing advice and assistance to various business stakeholders on various tax topics, including international taxes, transfer pricing, and indirect taxes
  • Assist in defining regional tax strategies and executing tax efficient structures
  • Involve in managing and coordinating key tax audits, as well as dispute resolutions, including negotiations with tax authorities on tax issues
  • Support in managing/ mitigating potential tax risks and identifying potential tax opportunities
  • Participate in improving the tax organisation, tax processes and internal controls to enhance the regional tax compliance and tax efficiency
  • Collaborate closely with Accounting Centre of Expertise/ local finance teams to support and provide guidance on tax accounting, tax reporting and tax compliance (including income taxes, transfer pricing, indirect taxes)
  • Proactively research and analyse key tax law changes that may have implications for the business in the region


About you

  • Master/ Bachelor in Finance, Accountancy or equivalent
  • Equipped with 6-8 years of relevant working experience in a Tax function in a multinational company (preferably in B2B/ food industries) or Big 4 Accounting firm
  • Fluent in English and French, both written and verbal
  • Good knowledge in international taxation
  • Experience in tax accounting and compliance is preferred
  • Basic knowledge in indirect taxes
  • Good communication skills with an ability to clearly communicate on tax technical issues
  • Mature individual who is a team player and who is also capable of working independently when required with a strong sense of discipline and responsibility
  • Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is willing to learn and take on challenges
  • Strong analytical skills with an eye for details
  • Able to work well under stress


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