Production Planner


American Canyon, CA, US, 94503

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Job

Responsible for the planning and forecasting of activities related to production. Coordinating activities between customer service, production and traffic of all orders. The Production Planner position is cognizant and understanding of food and employee safety and ensures application in his/her daily routine. Responsible for scheduling finished goods and semi-finished products.  Releases raw materials and packaging from our contracted suppliers. Demonstrate ownership of plant and food safety including regulatory requirements.


Key responsibilities include

  • Establish, coordinate and organize short-term needs for the production lines: Liquid, Packaging and Molding as well as replenishment of product needed between each site. 
  • Manage and schedule rework, and projects for production. 
  • Evaluate line/tank positions and adjust schedule to accommodate chocolate reception, line capacity and customer demand. 
  • Maintain and control inventory of consumption areas for production 
  • Respond and commit product availability date for customers. 
  • Communicate, do appropriate data entry and follow up on all non-conforming products via SAP.
  • Manage, use and maintain MRP. 
  • Manage inventory levels and safety stocks. 
  • Release and follow up on raw materials and packaging purchase orders to suppliers. 
  • Communicate all supplier issues to appropriate purchasing manager/director. 
  • Process and manage the return of product to the supplier after buyer decision. Keep purchasing informed of any sudden demand changes. (5%)
  • Participate in weekly planning meeting.
  • Cross train all team member.
  • Participate in operations/site projects including inventory budgeting.
  • Recommend/coordinate overtime with production as needed.
  • Communicate with customer service, traffic, quality and production regarding any relevant changes.


About you

  • Associates degree or equivalent plus a minimum of two years of relevant manufacturing experience in a food environment.
  • Experience working in SAP and MRP, as well as proven math skill.
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, and Windows Environment
  • Detail & results oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with deadlines
  • Ability to sit for long period of time at a computer terminal.
  • Ability to move freely around the entire factory floor.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Napa

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