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Senior Buyer Oils & Fats

Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG

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Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Senior Buyer Oils & Fats in Switzerland (CH) for Zurich (CHWP). Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 9000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.



Senior Buyer Oils & Fats

We are committed to sustainable production, across our cocoa, product and ingredient range. We actively seek to partner within the region areas to ensure future supplies of cocoa and associated products, such as Palm Oil, are sustained and that we participate to improve farmer livelihoods

We have an opportunity for a person with experience either seeking to transition from the Supplier side or move within the Buyer side. This position is responsible to actively participate in the development, sourcing and the coordination of the oils & fats business globally.

You will be responsible to interact internally to ensure that the Global Sourcing Strategy of Oils & Fats and Emulsifiers is compliant with the group sustainability strategy jointly develop with Sustainability team.

In this role, you will define group global strategy for oils &fats and emulsifiers in collaboration with Head of Global Sourcing and Regional Buyers and be responsible for the sourcing, negotiation and contract finalization of oils & fats Europe and CBE global. From your previous experience you should have developed a solid understanding of costing and yields, have a strong network in Europe and have an energetic approach to the business. Additionally, your strong negotiation skills and proactive approach will support your global responsibility of the sourcing, negotiation and contract finalization of emulsifiers.


In detail, this means:

  • Achieving negotiated savings and year on year cost reductions while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels
  • Work with local buyers to set and achieve budgeting targets across entire spend portfolio
  • Develop effective cost reduction strategies and regional implementation plans
  • Enable innovative strategies on oils & fats  products across the Region
  • Create strong on going connections to enable proactive collaborations with Global Sourcing
  • To create new Purchase Contracts for any new business commitments with suppliers
  • Maintain the oils & fats position for both physical and futures for risk management purposes
  • Work with external suppliers to:
    • Source & evaluate the quotation from various qualified supplier on project for best pricing  and long term commitments and represent the group towards our customers
    • Negotiate contract prices for the sale of oils & fats to key accounts

Experience required:

  • Min 10 years working experience in related fields
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the global oils & fats market
  • Effectiveness & efficiency of negotiations (cost/benefit) 
  • Knowledge in SAP will be an added advantage