Tactical Supply Planner


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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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: 

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company that has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while outperforming its competitors, a business that 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.

The Tactical Planner is responsible for planning and analytical support for the execution of tactical plans. The planner will support the team in the analysis and deployment of the long-term capacity planning (S&OP, 5-24 months) for the North American region. The planner will work with the team to balance supply and demand on a long-term horizon while respecting performance targets such as service level, working capital, and costs and proposes solutions to manage deviations. The planner will also work closely with the tactical planning manager and other key stakeholders to deliver successful cycles of the tactical plan.


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Publish weekly reporting of KPI dashboards and availability reports.
  • Partner with factory reporting on attainment and drivers for over and underperformance
  • Collaborate with pricing and sales group on available capacity and contract reconciliations
  • Support in the preparation and analysis of presentations for the monthly (e.g. Supply Review) and quarterly planning cycles
  • Plan in scope capacities to deliver a production plan and external supply plan for the tactical horizon (5-24 months) including network modeling of the finished good network for select sites.
  • Ensure capacity and resource discussions are being had to set up network to execute consensus demand plan, including production, interflows, warehousing, materials, inventory, and distribution constraints.
  • Support the monetization of the Supply Plan
  • Collaborate with various factories and operational planners to validate system updates and ensure consistency between operational and tactical plans.
  • Work closely with demand planning in a feedback loop on consensus demand plans
  • Collaborate with OSCO Strategic Projects to provide the tactical base plan for Capex investment scenarios
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve the Supply Chain Planning processes
  • Reflect the strategic and S&OP decisions within the tactical plans (e.g. Setup OPR plan to achieve stock targets and stock build-up from Tactical Plan)
  • Collaborate with different OSCO groups to perform “What if” simulations and Risks-Opportunities analyses, based on supply and/or demand scenarios.
  • Support the definition and maintenance of planning parameters and master data for capacity and capability (operating standards).
  • Actively contribute to the annual budget process and target settings of KPIs.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3-7years of experience in Supply Chain Planning activities 


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products. 

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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