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 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!

Position Title: Planner, Subcontracting 

Reporting to: Manager, Copacking 

Location: Chicago, IL 


Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.


About the role: 


Under the management of the Subco Manager, the Planner, Subcontracting is responsible for demand and supply chain planning for third party manufacturers in North America. This person will work closely with multiple departments to ensure that customer requirements are being met 


Key responsibilities include: 


  • Plan & execute production capacity of subcontracted finished goods weekly/monthly (SAP flows) 
  • Work closely with replenishment planner & monitor daily execution to meet weekly/monthly/yearly targets 
  • Work with internal departments on subcontracting activities: local, demand and central planning, sales/customer service, sourcing, pricing, quality, marketing and logistics   
  • Overall inventory management with communication on shortages, delays and discrepancies 
  • Assist with building and maintaining relationships with co-manufacturers; identifying expectations & onboarding new partners (includes co-man visits when applicable)  
  • Manage any customer complaints regarding products produced at co-packers 
  • Provide any reports or analysis regarding products produced externally upon request 
  • Request and review end of month/quarter/year activities with subcontractors, investigating and reconciling inventory issues 
  • Proactively work with local planners to offset capacity issues at BC plants by providing subcontracting options 
  • Work closely with Subcontracting manager on product launches, changes and new developing projects for external production
  • Provide backup support for replenishment planner and subcontracting manager  



  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or related field


Work Experience: 


  • 2-5 years of experience in the Supply Chain/Operations function in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Previous experience with SAP and Business Objects beneficial

Additional Requirements


  • Open to travel if needed (co-man visits)


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


  • Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time
  • 12 paid holidays PLUS your birthday off!
  • 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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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