Sustainability Manager, Responsable Développement Durable, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Sustainability Manager, Responsable Développement Durable, 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 : Sustainability Manager

Category : 11

Location : Douala

No of positions : 01

Type of contract : Full Time

The responsibility of the Sustainability Manager is to develop a local sustainability strategy. He/She will provide supervision in all sustainability initiatives in line with Barry Callebaut’s global sustainability road map implementation and in collaboration with our key partners. He/ She will ensure projects’ defined deliverables and operational compliance.

Key responsibilities include:

Source certified cocoa within target;

Ensure that all farmer groups are compliant with certification standards;

Ensure traceability process according to certification programs;

Establish certification program roadmap and make sure it is implemented;

Define Farm Services structures (Productivity Packages) costing and validate with region and corporate;

Define and implement Productivity Packages procedures ( contract, downpayment, repayment);

Ensure Productivity Package have been delivered to farmers;

Develop Farm Services  training plan for farmer groups staff and Barry Callebaut staff according to the standard;

Establish a clear roadmap on child protection intervention in order to eradicate child labor within our supply chain;

Ensure activities are implemented according to corporate standards;

Design and implement strategic initiatives in order to increase farmers income, act positively on environment or strengthen farmer groups and their communities;

Ensure project management processes, implementation and reporting are in line with the company’s, local authorities, partners and customers compliance and quality standards;

Find, assess, select and cooperate with project partners.

About You:

Master degree in relevant field  such as agronomy , development economics, environmental science

Project management skills and demonstrated ability to coordinate interrelated activity streams spanning large groups

Good understanding of cocoa certification programs or quality standards

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Fluent in English and French

Team management experience

Technical / Environmental background

Knowledge of cocoa/ agriculture sector is a plus

Ability to evaluate and highlight risk, risk taker

Ability to translate complex technical information for non-technical audiences

Willingness to travel within the country

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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