Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Cocoa Sourcing and Export Manager, 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 : Managing Director

Category : 12

Location : Douala

No 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

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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