Project Manager Finance


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


A global finance transformation project FOX (Finance Operational eXcellence) was initiated in Nov 2015 with the purpose to bring BC’s finance function to a best-in-class level in terms of service delivery and efficiency. We are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to minimize complexity, providing optimum support to the business and help drive Barry Callebaut’s growth strategy, with key focus on Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting.   This role as a full time project lead under Global Cocoa is key to drive and ensure the project's successful implementation.  This is an exciting opportunity to leverage strong finance and project management experience whilst gaining exposure to the exciting world of Cocoa with a high degree of impact and autonomy.


Key Responsibilities Include


  • Work closely with Global Cocoa stakeholders to understand the requirements of the Region and communicate all requirements to the Project team,
  • Participate in the planning process and functional design and ensure alignment with the Regional needs,
  • Prepare and finalizes project blueprint with the project team,
  • Support system implementation processes,
  • Manage risks, issues, dependencies and potential conflicts at regional level,
  • Coordinate Regional / Local change activities (incl. audience scoping, change management, stakeholder management, streamlined communication),
  • Manage group and regional stakeholders’ expectations,
  • Participate in User Acceptance Testing (UAT); prepare and execute scenarios during these UATs,
  • Lead the regional end-user training.


About You


  • Qualified Financial Professional with 3-5 years of accumulated experience in Finance, preferably in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
  • Experience in Tagetik or in another planning tool (an asset)
  • Demonstrable success in a multinational company and experience in working with different geographical regions
  • Understanding of the Cocoa business or of other similar commodities
  • Good knowledge of IT tool applied in the business
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Strong communication skills (persuasion) in order to push things along the organization
  • Ability to manage stakeholders from different level (from top to bottom) and different function of the organization
  • People management without solid reporting lines (influence without authority)
  • Solution oriented; able to make pragmatic decisions; facilitate consensual decision making
  • Ability to connect with people from various cultures across 4 continents and drive change management


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

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