Sales Director Switzerland

Zurich (CHWP)
Mar 03, 2017
May 23, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Sales Director Switzerland 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.


We are currently searching for a Sales Director, Switzerland to drive and deliver on our regional sales strategy locally, ensuring that critical and strategic business drivers are known and understood within commercial teams. The role is key to ensuring maximized sales potential and collaborating with marketing to achieve short and medium term objectives in terms of volume, NSV, margin and market share. In addition the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and participating in the maintenance of relationships with strategic customers and actively support the implementation of customer relationship management for existing and new customers in the relevant segments and networks.  


The role is also key in directing and managing the Trade Marketing, Brand Development and Carma globals business development teams in order to maximize the individual and team performance and ensuring that commercial goals and achievements are met and exceeded.

Through exemplary leadership, the role holder will ensure the success of the function, providing the necessary level of guidance, training and support to ensure a high performing and motivated team. 




Candidate should bring:

  • Master degree in Economics, Finance or related
  • Extra degree in Management, Marketing, Finance is a plus
  • + 5 years sales management experience
  • Exemplary leadership skills
  • Proven track record in leading a team
  • Commercial experience in B2B food or food service environment
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding
  • Understanding of Swiss B2B food market
  • Understanding the raw material market (cocoa, …)



Fluency least 2 of the following:

  • German
  • Swiss German
  • English

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.