Supervisor, Warehouse


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 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.

Under the direction of the Plant Site Manager, the Warehouse is the primary leader for warehouse associates, ensuring all activities concerning reception, handling and warehousing of raw materials, packaging supplies, and finished goods are managed and completed. Other responsibilities include managing inventory of finished goods as well as packaging supplies, and supporting other business functions as required.


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Supervises warehouse associates across all shifts, delegating tasks, coordinates training activities and administering disciplinary measures as needed.
  • Supervises inventory accuracy, reporting all inventory variances.
  • Supervises inventory cycle counts and adjustments.
  • Conducts SAP transactions to ensure all material movement and disposition is properly recorded.
  • Monitors and train warehouse employees to ensure all material movement transactions are properly recorded in SAP.
  • Ensures integrity of data.
  • Supports semi-annual inventory wall-to-wall audits.
  • Supervises inbound and outbound preparation and receipt of goods.
  • Ensure Validation of outbound shipments for quality and accuracy to prevent customer complaints.
  • Manages Warehouse employee tasks to ensure adherence to daily outbound and inbound transportation schedule.
  • Ensures on time and accurate delivery of material to production line.
  • Optimizes floor space utilization.
  • Maintains records and warehouse cleanliness to meet FSSC 22000 standards
  • Coordinates all warehousing activities with the following groups:  traffic, production, QA, finance, and Planning.
  • Committed to providing a safe food product.
  • Works within all regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety and food defense requirements.
  • Maintain and enforce the plant safety policy.
  • Other duties as assigned


About you:

  • 5+ years in warehouse operations with emphasis on food industry desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel.
  • ERP or related experience needed, SAP experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, and to meet deadlines.
  • Self-started who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated  ability to manage and develop direct reports
  • Works well in a team


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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