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Barry Callebaut
Director CSD FP&A
Barry Callebaut
location iconLocations: Łódź
level iconLevel: manager/director
time iconWorking hours: Full time
Work model: Hybrid
Director CSD FP&A
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 Director, CSD FP&A leads and directs the global Customer Supply and Development (CSD) FP&A team. CSD covers the areas of Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Costing, Quality, Safety and Innovations for full Group. The incumbent is ultimately responsible for generating high-quality analysis and understanding in the costing areas, providing timely and relevant information to the CSD Finance Business Partners. Additionally, he/she will need to challenge the data and the Finance Business partners, to ensure plans are executed as expected and costs development is in line or better than the agreed plans, including identification with the business partner of action plans to bring on track results. This role will provide leadership in design, implementation and deployment of CSD performance, cost leadership, strategic projects and productivity across the globe, leading a team of 6 direct report. The person will be responsible to ensure smooth transition to the new centralized FP&A model and to improve reporting to understand root causes of costs and collect action plans to reduce them. This role will lead the strategic planning, forecasting, trends analysis and recommendation of actions to internal stakeholders. The person will also identify opportunities and risks by comparing financial results against plans, outlooks and market benchmarks. The person will ensure also harmonization of reporting for CSD across the Globe and responsible of the CSD costs for Rolling Forecast. The job holder will report to the VP, Global FP&A.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly analysis and provide insights into CSD financial performance, benchmarked against prior year and/or budget and between different locations (where applicable) to identify savings opportunities
  • Lead the team to ensure reporting is delivered timely and with quality, ensuring to understand the drivers of results and challenge the organization on cost reduction / improve results
  • Partner up with CSD CFO and CSD leadership on financial reporting and planning requirements
  • Lead and harmonize the Global CSD CFO monthly reports, and contribute to Business Review deck and Regional Monthly reporting analysis
  • Coordinate mid-term planning, Rolling forecast / budgeting and operational planning processes across CSD organization
  • Identify areas of improvements and provide leadership from the FP&A side to design, implement and deploy initiatives across CSD
  • Support the Global FP&A organization in the transition to the GBS model
  • Business Partner the CSD CFO in the Next Level Transformation journey, monitoring savings realization and work with the CSD Organization and Finance when results deviate from plan to identify actions plan to bring results on track
  • Streamline and standardize the CSD reporting, working closely with the CSD finance community and the rest of the Global FP&A organization to identify simplification opportunities
  • Collaborate with various internal stakeholders on providing financial analysis and insights on a regular and ad-hoc basis
  • Be the point of contact and driver for cockpits / dashboard, PowerBI visualization, identifying a road map for implementation
  • Be the point of contact and lead from Global FP&A the implementation of standard costing for the Group (as of when / if the project will be approved)

About you:

  • Minimum Bachelor in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or similar
  • Minimum 8-10 years of financial analysis and management experience including business case creation, performance tracking, and project management
  • At least 2 years of experience on relevant role in FP&A role
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis or finance business partnering within a production / industrial environment; experience in food manufacturing or commodities is a plus
  • Business fluency in English; additional languages an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Knowledge of finance systems and business intelligence tools (SAP BOFC, BW, Analytics Cloud, EPM)
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP, Analytics, Financial modeling, Dashboard, Balanced Scorecard
  • Self-starter and proactive; able to operate autonomously and proactively network in an ambiguous environment
  • Able to balance detailed, hands-on analytical work with strategic thinking
  • Experienced in change and stakeholder management at a global level across hierarchies
  • Solid project management and business development knowledge focusing on preparing, tracking, and reporting business cases / KPIs
  • Proven track record for managing complexity in a project environment, capable of distinguishing key elements in an intricate environment
  • Transformation experience including technology landscape & change management
  • Strong communicating, listening, and influencing skills to collaborate effectively across cultures and hierarchies
  • Strong organizational skills to effectively plan priorities, resources, and workload
  • Experience in change management to lead transformational initiatives and navigate the resulting complexity
  • Innovative with an appetite for continuous improvement

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.


Sharing the costs of sports activities
Private medical care
Foreign language classes
Professional training & courses
Life insurance
Remote work opportunities
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


  • 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


  • iconAnalytics & Reporting, Finance & Accounting
  • iconEnglish
  • iconŁódź, łódzkie

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