Analyst, Transport - Outbound


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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!

POSITION TITLE: Analyst, Outbound


REPORTING TO: Lead, Transportation






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 Outbound Transportation Analyst will be responsible for the daily optimization and coordination of all routed shipments, to customers and to other Barry Callebaut locations, across the North American network.


Essential Functions:


  • Regularly interpret information related to each shipment; gather additional information as needed.
  • Determine optimal mode for each shipment in relation to cost minimization and service requirements.
  • Negotiate (within parameters) spot prices with service providers; execute shipment tendering process.
  • Monitor shipments in relation to required pickup & delivery dates/times.
  • Communicate detailed cross-functional information; identify and resolve exceptions as they arise.
  • Support transportation administrative functions and supplement team coverage as needed.
  • Act as primary operational contact and TMS support person for specific Barry Callebaut location(s).
  • Analyze weekly/monthly metrics resulting in proactive corrective actions to improve team KPI’s.
  • Create and/or participate in continuous improvement projects related to Transport/Warehouse activities.
  • Review day-to-day activities to identify new opportunities for cost reductions and service improvements.




Education & Work Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations or Business related field.
  • 2-5 years experience in transportation and distribution and/or related field.
  • Proven ability to multitask & prioritize in an extremely high volume/fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to process variable inputs and make judgments on incomplete & ambiguous information.
  • Proven ability to overcome obstacles and deliver consistent results.
  • Excellent Analytical Skills, Organizational Skills, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Google (Gmail, Drive) tools.
  • Flexibility to work extra hours including weekends as necessitated by business conditions.
  • Ability to travel as required (estimated 0-5%). Valid Passport (or ability to obtain).


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






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

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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