job opportunity: 01 Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager


job opportunity: 01  Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager
job opportunity: 01  Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager

BARRY CALLEBAUT looking for 01  Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager

 About the Role:

Line Manager: Managing Director

Category: 12

Location: Douala 

N° of positions : 01

Type of contract: Full Time

The Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager has a strategic position in the company, he maintains a strategic and robust plan to ensure that both value and risk are managed correctly. He is responsible for mitigating the risks within the market whilst running an effective sourcing campaign. The potential candidate is someone with good knowledge in commodities sourcing and trading, who is capable of understanding the cocoa markets, the cocoa supply chain and how the Business works.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish and execute a clear strategy for sustainably sourcing Cameroon cocoa beans to meet the full needs of the local business as well as for Export. 
  • Ensuring volume, price and deadlines targets are met.
  • Engage and collaborate with other functions to support the sustainable Sourcing strategy. 
  • Work closely with the sustainability Teams to ensure the attainment of the annual sustainable and traceable volume targets of all beans purchases. 
  • Develop and administer sourcing contracting policies, controls and procedures in accordance with stated business objectives and requirements  
  • Meet all key financial targets linked to the sourcing activity – value creation, receivables, and supplier debt reduction. 
  • Proactively manage suppliers’ base ensuring supply with no adverse impact on the business. Analyze, identify and understand supply chain risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate.
  • Manage ongoing relationship with suppliers, supplier development, performance monitoring, problem resolution and issue management or escalation in a timely manner. 
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of market conditions, trends, competition, sources of supply and supplier capabilities for cocoa beans within and outside Cameroon. 
  • Keep abreast with the changing and dynamic regulatory environment – stay updated with all applicable laws, government regulations and industry guidance. 
  • Identify opportunities for business improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Sourcing staff - ensuring their engagement, training, development and growth within the business unit. 
  • Conduct all business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for legal and compliance issues. 
  • Ensure compliance to all Quality Policies and GMP/Hygiene rules to establish a culture of Quality amongst the Team 
  • Ensure compliance to the Company’s code of conduct for Employees and suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance to health and safety rules to avoid workplace accidents.

About You:

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in relevant field - Marketing/ International Trading / Management
  • Minimum 05 years of experience in commodities trading at senior level 
  • Commercially savvy 
  • Good business acumen 
  • Business level French and English – written and spoken 
  • Good knowledge of the evolution of the cocoa market and good knowledge of financial management 
  • Mastery of risk management technique 
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Strong ethics and integrity

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