Warehouse Associate (Day & Night Shifts Available)


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!

Under the direction of the Warehouse Manager, oversees and executes all activities concerning warehouse such as Finish Good product reception, handling, picking, and shipping. Responsible for the control and execution of daily pick line replenishment. Troubleshoots daily issues with Finish Good orders to ensure order fulfillment. Assists Warehouse Manager with administrative duties as needed.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the proper operation of the forklift, reviewing the records of each operator and placing maintenance tickets where needed and ensuring integrity of data.
  • Prioritizes warehouse tasks to ensure adherence to daily transportation to reduce detention.
  • Validates outbound shipments for quality and accuracy to prevent customer complaints.
  • Supervise inbound and outbound preparation and receipt of goods.
  • Ensure on time and accurate replenishment of material to Module pick Line.
  • Conduct SAP transactions to ensure all material movement and disposition is properly recorded.
  • Coordinate daily warehousing activities with the following groups: production, quality, finance, and planning.
  • Ensure the accuracy of Finish Good inventories. Reports and explain all inventory variances.
  • Control of available warehouse spaces for reception, Staging and retrieval. Optimize floor space utilization as appropriate.
  • Maintain records and warehouse cleanliness to meet AIB/BRC standards.
  • Commit to fulfill the expectations of quality and service of the clients, as well as the current regulatory compliance applicable to the food industry.
  • Other responsibilities as needed including but not limited to staging the materials for the upcoming day, complete any pending paperwork, complete loadouts and support operations with baling or melting if needed


About you:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a warehouse environment including familiarity material handling 3+ years in warehouse operations with emphasis on the food industry desired.
  • Forklift experience required.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • SAP work experience preferred.
  • Good organization, math, written and oral communication, detail orientated, interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, must work autonomously with a minimum of supervision.
  • Must be able to adhere to all GMP and food safety rules.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop direct reports.
  • Ability to work independently, and to meet deadlines.
  • Detail & results oriented.
  • Ability to lift at least 25 Kg (50 Lbs.)
  • Available for overtime when required and available to work on the weekends.
  • Initiative / Proactivity: Do more than expected in its position, carrying ideas for improvement and actively participate in its implementation.


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.

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