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15 Feb, 2020

Planner, Supply

  • Big House Group Ltd.
  • Chicago, IL, USA
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POSITION TITLE: Supply Planner


REPORTING TO: Supply Planning Manager






The Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations, and compounds. The Group runs more than 59 production facilities worldwide selling in 140 countries and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 11,500 people.


The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.






The Supply Planner manages the chocolate network capacity between Barry Callebaut North American production facilities. They are also responsible for short and medium-term supply issues for finished chocolate. The planner will work closely with sales, production plants, as well as key business stake holders using the overall network, to balance the demand and supply to best serve the customer.



Essential Functions:

  • Main contact between Sales, Customer Service, and Local Planning for shortages
  • Keep current on detailed knowledge of network capacity and capability
  • Maintain target service level KPI – weekly, monthly, and year-to-date analysis and reporting for management
  • Primary central supply contact for specific product group to be assigned, attend weekly meetings, manage inventory, and monitor new products
  • Review new business quotes for short term availability and provide timing, working specifically with Pricing and Sales for evaluation
  • Work closely with Sales, R&D, and Operations on product launches, changes, and new developing projects
  • Support the annual budgeting activities specifically related production planning, shift regime recommendations, and production line utilization
  • Provide necessary reports and updates for the monthly Sales and Operations Planning meetings
  • Hold weekly review with assigned production sites to discuss production schedules and raw material concerns
  • Manage the product transfer database, tracking and proposing production location changes to help with overall network capacity optimization and contingency planning
  • Work with Long Term Capacity and the Demand Planning team on demand changes, supply issues, and open capacity available for sale
  • Participate in monthly capacity calls with production plants, responsible for reviewing attainment to plan KPI for molding lines





Education & Work Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a Supply Chain/Operations function in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, experience with SAP, Business Warehouse, and Business Objects preferred


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time
  • Collaborative atmosphere with like-minded individuals who are passionate about chocolate
  • The ability to grow your career within an organization that values development and internal career growth






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