Organizational Design & Effectiveness Manager (Temporary 12-18 months)


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!



About the Role


Project manager for simplifying and harmonizing the organization design for global cocoa in order to improve speed and decision making effectiveness and collaboration within Global Cocoa as well as with chocolate regions and corporate functions. The candidate will be collaborating closely with the VP, HR Global Cocoa for supporting high priority strategic organization change. In this role, the candidate will partner with business leaders to improve organizational effectiveness, and continued growth and diversification through business transformation so that Global Cocoa is well prepared for future business challenges. The work will involve diagnosing current state, stakeholder alignment, future state design and development, transformation planning and change management/execution activities across Global Cocoa and functions.


Key Responsibilities will include:


  • Partner closely with the business and create transparency and easy to understand visibility on the current “as is” organization design
  • Document the roles and key responsibilities of Global Cocoa/Chocolate Regions and Corporate Functions as they relate to cocoa regional divisions and key business decision processes
  • Identify inefficient and/or conflicting organizational designs and/or responsibilities and/or decision making processes
  • Document the RAPID’s for key business decision processes (as agreed with the business) in each functional area
  • Provide actionable recommendations to significantly simplify, harmonize and improve the organization’s effectiveness with clear roles and responsibilities and accountabilities for Corporate, Global Cocoa functional leads, Cocoa Divisions and Chocolate Regions 
  • Develop an implementation plan, obtain approval and deploy accordingly
  • Use external benchmark and learning from other organization design approached and decision making processes
  • Create/update job descriptions down to ExCo-2 in Global Cocoa showing how they are connected to decision making process and aligned with other Global Projects 
  • Develop and implement change management initiatives related to the organizational effectiveness changes
  • Use data, analytics and insights to enable evidence-based approach to OD and continuously assess and demonstrate impact
  • Deliver Organizational Development expertise to a variety of projects including strategy development, organization assessment, organization design, change and culture transformation across a diverse set of businesses



About You


  • Master degree or equivalent experience in the field of Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior or Organizational Psychology
  • Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies is a plus
  • 5 year of progressive experience in Organizational Development & Design or Human Capital Consulting Experience
  • Strong project management & change management experience, including the ability to plan and execute complex projects with limited oversight
  • Experience creating and sustaining processes and programs that align with company culture to build team, leader, and organizational capacity to reach stated objectives
  • Additional skills in the areas of team-building, continuous improvement, competency modeling and other OD skills that maximize the job performance of employees is a plus
  • Ability to effectively and pragmatically apply Organizational Development approaches to meet business and stakeholder needs
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen and a track record of success in partnering with the business
  • Ability to gather data, analyze issues, identify root causes, and surface difficult issues





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