Specialist, Risk Management Global Trading & Sourcing


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


We are looking for a Specialist, Risk Management Global Trading & Sourcing. This position is based within our Risk Center of Expertise for Global Trading and Sourcing in Switzerland and supports the Manager Risk with monitoring and controlling the risk positions within our different divisions. Primarily this role will report and challenge on the Risk Position for Cocoa Africa, Cocoa Europe and Global Trading & Sourcing on a daily basis, execute derivatives financial closing process and support global automation projects. The vision is that you will be developing your analytical and leadership skills, ensuring continuous automation of the daily processes, thereby allowing you to grow into the Manager Risk function.


Key responsibilities include

  • Monitor and control our daily risk positions to ensure that we are operating within our risk limits as defined by the Group Risk Management.
  • Analyze and assess potential risk of new hedging instruments and trading activities.
  • Analyze the profitability of the derivative desk and discuss the outcome with the Manager Risk and the Finance Director.
  • Run accounting and financial analysis tasks for month end closing.
  • Ad hoc projects on specific business needs.
  • Play an important role in further developing the in-house risk control system and become a key expert.
  • Commercially minded Business Partner on derivatives, analyze and challenge risk positions for trading desk.
  • Risk and return analysis for special strategies and complex instruments (such as OTC derivatives) in the commodity trading department as well as preparation of requests to Group Commodity Risk Committee for approval of risk limits.


About you

  • Master in Finance /Controlling/Economy/Banking
  • Approx. 5 years of applicable finance/risk/position management/commodity back office experience developed in a commodity/banking or audit environment
  • Proven track of expertise in complex derivatives (OTC, options and futures)
  • Accuracy, diligence, detail oriented and an analytical mindset is key for this position
  • Project management experience of 1-3 years as a key stakeholder from the business
  • Positive hands on attitude and proactive initiation of continuous improvements
  • Strong capabilities in MS Office, SAP, BW, Access databases
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English

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

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