Purchasing Manager Indirect Spend, Responsable Achats Dépenses Indirectes, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Purchasing Manager Indirect Spend, Responsable Achats Dépenses Indirectes, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

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:

Line Manager : Purchasing Director Indirect Spend Global Cocoa

Category : 10

Location : Douala

No of positions : 01

Type of contract : Permanent Contract

The Purchasing Manager Indirect Spend has responsibility for the indirect spend portfolio of the production site located in Douala and other indirect spend in the country. He/She covers all technical and service spend (bare categories managed at Group level) such as MRO, Capex, Freight, Packaging, Chemicals, Facility Management, lab consumables / services / equipment, G&A related spend, and in general any spend beside the direct spend.

Key responsibilities include:

Develop sourcing strategies to ensure the most efficient procurement of all spend categories in scope at the best TCO;

Manage a team of one Procurement Professional;

Apply the relevant purchasing practices for the categories in scope (strategic, tactical, spot buy);

Conduct negotiations and manage daily purchasing activities, both for local purchasing and supporting the import purchasing Department;

Provide support – as primary contact – to the Import Purchasing Dpt (located in Europe), to ensure a smooth Rep to Pay process for imported Goods and Services;

Ensure compliance with the Group purchasing processes;

Act as a link between the Purchasing Team and the Global Purchasing Organization, understand global agreements and procedures and ensure their implementation;

Generate reports on regular and ad-hoc basis;

Maintain up-to-date documentation of all purchases and perform supplier performance review for audit matters;

Manage performance and relationships with the suppliers, to ensure that the facilities have the right supplier base, delivering the right performance (service, quality, TCO);

Support or lead issues resolution between suppliers and internal stakeholders;

Create and manage ongoing action plans to reduce factory Purchasing costs.

About You:

Solid experience of minimum 7/10 years Purchasing Indirect Spend (preferably in industries);

Proven effective Team Management;

High interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment;

French and English written and spoken fluently;

Knowledge in SAP and Maximo is a plus (Ms Office Suite is a must);

Business Administration degree or Engineer degree in technical field is a plus;

Leadership and management;


Stakeholder management;

Excellent negotiation skills;

Result orientation;

Change management;



Analytical skills.

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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