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Cacao Sourcing Manager

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?

Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces, and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.


Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in 75 countries, with a consolidated turnover of over €2 billion in 2019. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.



Position Overview


Based at our subsidiary in the Philippines, in order to further strengthen our local team, we are currently seeking for a:



Cacao Sourcing Manager

(Davao Region, Philippines)



At Puratos we believe sustainability is a win-win relationship for every actor in the supply chain, from the farmers to the consumers. Through better productivity, quality and returns to farmers, community development is improved, and farmers are empowered. and continue to grow cocoa and chocolate can be enjoyed for many years to come.


As part of the SBU Chocolate the Cacao Sourcing Manager will need to ensure the implementation of the Cacao-Trace program following the 4 pillars of the strategy:


1.      Economically viable supply chain


2.      Environment protection and global warming resilience


3.      Superior Taste & consistent quality


4.      Sustainable living


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Key Accountabilities



Pillar 1: Economically viable cocoa supply chain


1.      Lead the ongoing development of existing and new cacao sourcing projects for PNG and Philippines


2.      Work closely with local 3rd party partners and act as a contact


3.      Monitor and evaluate programs while keeping a strong link with research and new innovative solutions.


Pillar 2: Environment protection and global warming resilience


4.      Analyze local needs in producer areas through a community-based needs assessment


5.      Stay current on innovations and evolution in the sustainability and agriculture sector.


Pillar 3: superior taste & consistent quality


6.      Ensure high quality cocoa beans from field to first transformation of product, encompassing agriculture practices and post-harvest practices and handling.


7.      Solve issues related to cocoa post-harvest process quality


8.      Support on-site audits to identify and protect against quality, operational, and ethical risks with suppliers in line with the Cacao-Trace Standard and other standards when relevant


9.      This role will require extended travel to producer areas in Papua New Guinea and Philippines


Pillar 4: sustainable living


10.  Report on farmer’s stories for communication purpose while visiting the project.


11.  Research private public collaboration opportunities for Cacao-Trace


12.  Make diagnostic on how to best use funds for a more sustainable living


13.  Support on customer visits



  • 5-7 years’ experience in agriculture supply chains
  • Takes initiative and approaches the business with a mix of operational and strategic planning. Entrepreneurial mindset is a plus!
  • Project management skills: structured, planning, good communication. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with suppliers, cross functional departments, and teams.
  • Leadership skills to manage complexity (interdependency, understanding challenges, find consensus)·
  • Strong team player
  • Continuous improvement and adaptation to a dynamic environment
  • Willing to travel on a regular basis (60%)
  • Language & reporting skills: Bisaya & English (oral and written)


Required Competencies


  • Collaborating effectively: managing diversity, building consensus, sharing info/results
  • Communicating effectively: actively listening, influencing & negotiating, reporting & training, using clear/concise key messages that are adapted to the audience and the most appropriate communication channels/tools, respecting confidentiality
  • Driving performances: being ambitious, accountable, stress-resistant, and results-driven, planning & prioritizing, assessing risks, solving problems
  • Improving continuously: willing to learn, being open for changes, taking constructive initiatives (entrepreneurship), striving for quality
  • Managing customer needs: understanding customer/business environment, providing guidance



Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, group insurance, healthcare, training…) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.