Job advert: Cocoa beans purchasing manager - center région

Job advert: Cocoa beans purchasing manager - center région
Job advert: Cocoa beans purchasing manager - center région                           

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:

Hierarchical Mentor : Cocoa Sourcing & Export Manager

Category :
Cat. 10

Location : Douala

No of positions : 01

Type of contract : Permanent Contract

The Cocoa Beans Purchasing Manager – Center Region leads and directs the day-to-day strategic purchasing and pre-financing activities for cocoa products and guides a team of 3 cocoa beans buyers inside the framework of established processes. She / He also handles a part of the P&L for her / his region.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage supplier portfolios and negotiate prices;
  • Manage a portfolio of contracts and negotiate service level agreements. Will also plan, coordinate and supervise activities relating to major contracts;
  • Manage a plan in line with the company purchasing strategy ensuring realization of synergies, like cost savings and risk reduction, and/or optimization of the profit, while reporting to the head of Sourcing;
  • Communicate the actions needed to implement the function's strategy and business plan within the team, explain the mission, vision and values, motivate people to achieve local business goals;
  • Ensure regular bush tours (prospecting, debt collection, information…);
  • Collect and analyze the key cost drivers, market dynamics and issues, areas of innovation, and alternative suppliers for high-risk area(s) with few alternatives/high costs of changing, in consultation with relevant functions to provide solid market information for decision making;
  • Use the organization's formal development framework to identify the team's individual development needs;
  • Contribute to stakeholder engagement through identifying them, finding out their needs/issues/concern and reacting to these by arranging meetings and events and drafting supporting materials to promote understanding and commitment;
  • Participate and promote BC’s Values and Integrity around her / his working environment
About You:

Required academic qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management, Purchasing Management or similar;
  • Min 3-years diploma in Commercial or Marketing
  • Experience
  • Over 4 years of experience in Commercial / Procurement management
  • An experience in cocoa activity/business
  • Knowledgeable of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals;
  • Good knowledge of the field ;
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) ;
  • Bilingual.
  • Competencies regarding Futures / Forex / Stock Exchange Market can be a plus (Hedging process)
  • Interpersonal/Leadership competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, good team management and negotiation skills;
  • High capacity in analyzing data trends;
  • Highly organized and must be able to handle multiple priorities.
Personal Style / Attitude/ Motivation
  • Perfect integrity and ethics;
  • Being resilient;
  • Be result oriented.
B driver's license with a driving experience

Female’s applications are highly encouraged

N.B.: candidates should submit their applications via platform no later than 18 August 2021

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.

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