OSCO Controller Meulan

Meulan (FRME)
Feb 03, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for [[OSCO Controller Meulan]] in [[FRANCE]] for [[Meulan-78]]. 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.



The OSCO Controllers are the “financial eyes” in the plant for both the local plant management team and the regional OSCO and Finance organization. In this respect, this function partners with various stakeholders in the organization and is the right hand of the and business partner of the Plant Manager and the local OSCO management team.  


The OSCO controlling function is accountable and fully responsibility (effective, timely and accurate) for reporting, analyzing and reconciling the local financial results versus targets for operational (in) efficiencies, headcount, overtime, material usage variances, direct and indirect costs, etc.


As a business partner to the Plant Manager and the management team, the plant controller has to

  • drive change,
  • continuously recommend scenarios to increase efficiency or avoid inefficiencies,
  • be solutions oriented and
  • materially contribute to the achievement of the business goals and targets of the plant.

    In this respect, it is absolutely needed to have a deep conceptual knowledge of operational flows to

  • detect in an early stage potential margin/performance leakage and
  • improve productivity and drive efficiencies.
  • Accountabilities

    Being responsible for a timely closing and reporting of the operations and supply chain results and KPI's of the plant, including daily/ weekly KPI's, monthly financial closing (actuals, budget and forecast).


    Full responsibility for financial analyses of all operational drivers in operations and supply chain. This includes (and is not exhaustive) analyses of activity, costs, performance, material usage variances, CAPEX, … in order to detect the root cause and recommend specific improvement actions to the Plant Manager and Head of OSCO Controlling.


    As the financial right hand of the Plant Manager and the plant management team, it is very important to act as a “sparring” partner in assessing ideas and proposals and playing a prominent role in driving performance, avoiding margin leakages and developing the strategy together with the management team.



    Strong financial focus on challenging the existing operational processes in the plants with the aim to become more transparent, efficient, knowledgeable, etc. enabling to propose and implement corrective actions and facilitate sustainable continuous improvement.


    Next to the responsibilities directly connected to the operations in the plant, each Plant Controller will build expertise in a specific Regional OSCO responsibility acting as a SPOC for the other plant controlling colleagues in the region.


    If applicable, exploit and get all types of grants, subsidies, cash contributions, etc. from governments, institutions and bodies.


    Have a complete understanding of how the production process should be registered in SAP & address registration issues to production management in case procedures are not followed correctly (e.g. Imbalances in production orders, stock take inaccuracies, etc.).


    Ensure together with supply chain management that the stock take is done frequently (by preference on a monthly basis) & that the stock corrections are registered in a correct & completely explained matter.



    • Education
    • Master in economics, business administration or engineering

    • Experience (type)
    • Minimum 5 years' experience in finance (controlling/accounting) or operational/process engineering

    • Knowledge or specific business understanding
    • Possibly knowledge of controlling and financial methodologies and reporting
    • Analytical / hands-on / flexible / solutions oriented
    • Leadership skills


    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.