APAC Grad Programme - Supply Chain India


Baramati, MH, IN, 413133

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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 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 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 role

  • This Graduate program will offer you the opportunity to further develop your career within our Supply Chain department whereby creating, implementing, and managing processes to guarantee our finished products are stored, managed, and shipped on time. Overseeing forecasting and flow of information to control aging and adapting strategies to improve overall service levels.  Over the 2 years term, you will gain significant international experience with the opportunity to undertake at least one rotation abroad.


Key responsibilities include

  • Over the 3 rotations, the incumbent will gain experience and be responsible for performance outcomes across core areas including:
    • Understanding of Supply chain cost levers and actions needed to reduce the cost.
    • Understanding of Transport Organization / Vendors / Conditions of Contract
    • SC KPIs - OTIF, Inventory Accuracy, Inventory turns
    • Losses in warehouse & FIFO management to control aging
    • APO and BW platform for 24 months rolling forecast upload
    • Forecast accuracy metric and its analysis to improve forward demand projection
    • Understanding of BOM components, their procurement lead times, and management of safety stock levels.
    • Collaboration with regional, and local Sourcing/Procurement leads on Purchase Contracts to call-off RM/ PM.
    • Planning and execution of S&OP: Finished goods and Raw materials to meet our forecasted sales demand.
    • Optimal utilization of constrained resources including management of downstream bottleneck
    • Understand Planning reliability - Adherence to schedule
    • Understanding of stock policy and replenishment models
    • Management of Subcontracting flows for outsourcing
    • Others: Stakeholder management and relationship building, Customer service, communication and negotiation skills, Business understanding, Effective communication
  • Key tasks:
    • Understand demand drivers: Seasonality, market trends, commodity price impact, new launch plans
    • Understand Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO) metric to manage our working capital and Inventory cost levers.
    • SAP codes and process flow for executing demand-supply planning and logistics execution to meet customer demand.
    • Manage the planning of resources (budget, forecast, manpower, etc.) to manage the MTP growth plans.
    • Building MIS for better visibility and cross-functional collaboration.
    • Communication with internal departments (R&D, QA, Production, Sales, CS, Finance) to ensure sales commitments can get executed.


About you

  • Engineering Graduate from Tier II Cities / Universities in India
  • Between 0 to 2 years of experience in  any FMCG manufacturing company
  • Ability to work independently and handle projects 
  • Analytical and logical mindset
  • Ability to connect the dots
  • Solution-oriented mindset
  • Strong in collaboration and communication 

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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

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