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Barry Callebaut
Manager, FP&A CEE
Barry Callebaut
location iconLocations: Łódź
level iconLevel: manager/director
time iconWorking hours: Full time
Work model: Hybrid
Manager, FP&A CEE
Location: Łódź

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:

The Manager, FP&A Central Eastern Europe, is responsible for leading and overseeing the team of FP&A professionals, covering the FP&A tasks for Region Central Eastern Europe and reports to the VP, Global FP&A.

Key responsibilities include preparing high-quality financial analyses and insights for business steering, delivering management reporting to key stakeholders, leading the MTP, budgeting and forecasting processes for Central Eastern Europe and offering ad-hoc support to the regional stakeholders. Additionally, the role involves in actively managing margins to supporting pricing and sales decisions, analyzing working capital performance, owning margin reconciliations and taking the lead in monitoring and driving regionally managed expenses.

The Manager, FP&A Central Eastern Europe acts as a promoter of Finance digitalization and standardization initiatives and enables the transition into a new finance operating model.

The scope of the role oversees:

  • Region Central Eastern Europe (chocolate)
  • Volume (FY23): 300k MT
  • Sales (NSV in FY23): 1bn CHF
  • Margins (NCM in FY23): 127m CHF

Key responsibilities include

Responsible for leading the Central Eastern European FP&A team. Ensuring they are able to:

  • Prepare high-quality financial business performance analysis and insights to steer business for the region
  • Deliver management reporting to the Regional CFO, President, RLT and other regional stakeholders.
  • Drive active margin management and support FBPs, pricing and sales with insights to steer business decisions to achieve targets
  • Own margin reconciliation of the region (from pre-calc to P&L), in alignment with accounting, FP&A, Risk Management and other finance stakeholders
  • Perform commercial analysis and deliver insights to support execution of regional strategies
  • Monitor actual sales & marketing expenses against budget and provide variance analysis
  • Provide ad-hoc support for financial questions from regional management

Planning, Forecasting and KPI Development:

  • Lead the planning process (MTP, budgeting, forecasting) for the region, including alignment with FP&A teams for GSS and GCA
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to define the required commercial and regions’ KPI’s, aligned with strategic objectives
  • Collaborate with Data Analytics and Governance and other FP&A teams to develop standardized reporting formats and frequency to provide timely insights to stakeholders.

Working Capital Management:

  • Perform DSO analysis and deliver insights related to working capital improvements
  • Drive initiatives to improve working capital performance of the region. Support implementation of Supply Chain Financing in alignment with Group Treasury.

Collaboration and Process Improvement:

  • Collaborate with the Data Analytics and Governance and other FP&A teams to leverage central tools and resources whenever possible, regularly review FP&A processes and systems to streamline workflows and enhance efficiency.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and technological advancements relevant to FP&A for continuous learning and development.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s in Finance, Accounting, Economics or similar
  • English business proficiency (written and spoken)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in senior finance positions, or relevant experience at such level
  • Leadership skills in managing people and networking with various stakeholders in the company
  • Open minded and curious, eager to continuously learn and explore various aspects of finance
  • Analytical / hands-on / flexible but even more important very solution oriented and performance driven to achieve the targets
  • Knowledge about SAP, BW, as well as most common reporting and analytical tools
  • IFRS knowledge
  • Ability to influence and engage cross-functional stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and data visualization skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Curious mindset
  • Willingness to continuously optimize, improve; challenging status quo
  • High energy levels, speed, positive attitude
  • Willingness to operate in a fast-paced, intense environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Team player and ability to deal with stakeholders on all hierarchy levels
  • Hands-on approach
  • Outstanding communication skills

Travel requirements: Approx. 5-10% of the time, mainly for RLT or functional meetings

We offer:

  • Employment on a regular basis in the sweetest company in the world.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Lunch card to be used for groceries and restaurants.
  • Private medical care in Lux Med (basic package fully financed by BC).
  • Fit Profit sports card co-financed by BC.
  • PPE: we care about your future, and we save money for your retirement.
  • Cafeteria Program as a part of Social Fund.
  • Group life insurance.
  • Hybrid working model: min. 8 days in the office a month.
  • As part of our work-life balance culture, we can start work between 7 am and 10 am.
  • Free consultation with a lawyer once a quarter.
  • Chocolate! Yes, surprising but we have chocolate in the office, for Christmas, BC’s Birthday, and many other occasions during the year.
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruits and veggies to the office.
  • You can purchase our sweet products with a special discount.
  • Relax zone in the office and plenty of options to choose from: PlayStation 5, football table, pool table, Ping-Pong, library, table games, and massage chairs.
  • Sport @work? Sure! We have treadmills and indoor exercise bikes with a laptop station.
  • We like to party as much as we like chocolate! We have integration budgets we can use for team events.
  • Forever Chocolate and Event Team: you can join them and have a real influence on social life in BC and CSR activities.

Preferred location is Lödz, Poland

Benefits

Sharing the costs of sports activities
Private medical care
Foreign language classes
Professional training & courses
Life insurance
Remote work opportunities
Fruits
Integration events
Retirement pension plan
Corporate library
Leisure zone
Extra social benefits
Pre-paid cards
Christmas gifts
Employee referral program
Psychological helpline
Cafeteria Program
Free consultation with a lawyer

Benefits

  • Sharing the costs of sports activities
  • Private medical care
  • Foreign language classes
  • Professional training & courses
  • Life insurance
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Fruits
  • Integration events
  • Retirement pension plan
  • Corporate library
  • Leisure zone
  • Extra social benefits
  • Pre-paid cards
  • Christmas gifts
  • Employee referral program
  • Psychological helpline
  • Cafeteria Program
  • Free consultation with a lawyer

Details

  • iconFinance & Accounting
  • iconEnglish
  • iconŁódź, łódzkie

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