Sustainable Nuts Program Manager

  • Barry Callebaut
  • Spain
  • Feb 09, 2018
Full time Management Sustainability

Job Description

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for a  Sustainable Nuts Program Manager in Spain (ES) for Reus (ESRE). 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. 

Sustainable Nuts Program Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the sustainability strategy for La Morella Nuts, and will support the expansion of sustainable nuts throughout BC. This includes full P&L responsibility, performance management of projects and standard operations, accomplishing business objectives, management of BC’s presence in the local sustainability ecosystem, and supporting M&E, client relations and R&D. 

The implementation of sustainability strategy in Spain aims at creating positive return for the company, fulfill nuts sourcing sustainability specs and volumes, fulfilling client and donor contracts and achieving positive impact for performance of farmer organization performance and livelihoods of individual farmers. 

This comprises implementation of certification, productivity service delivery and cooperatives development as per planning imperatives following business and development objectives. The latter should follow the trend of Action – Adoption – Impact. 

The position operates within the boundaries of nuts sourcing in Spain and is based at LMN , but responsible for sustainability operations in all business units in that origin. Special attention must be given to a productive and mutually supportive cooperation with nuts sourcing (local sourcing partners). 

The position requires excellent coordination with all Global Sustainability team functions and origin BUs administration. 

Qualitifcations required:

Education : MsC Degree, in Agriculture/Business Administration, Management

Experience: 5 years in value chain or comparable program management position

Knowledge or specific business understanding:

  • Business management, team management
  • Agricultural sector
  • Sustainability in Agriculture
  • Commodity trading Supply chain and logistic  (preferably)
  • Business processes in nuts sourcing and of farming (preferably)


Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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