Manager, Supply Chain


Eddystone, PA, US, 19022

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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.

The Supply Chain Manager works under the Site Leader and is responsible for all activities related to local Supply Chain:  Warehouse and Transportation, Production Scheduling, Material Releasing.  The Supply Chain Manager must assure the integrity of the inventory accuracy and ensure that all activities concerning replenishment, handling and warehousing of the raw materials, packaging supplies and finish goods for the plants are properly done.  The role’s overall responsibility and authority includes taking decisions on all re-engineering procedures and processes for the local supply chain activities and being responsible with the regional and global supply chain  for developing and implementing logistics strategy to facilitate the cost-effective flow of merchandise from suppliers to customers.


Key responsibilities include:


Inventory Management

  • Assure the use of company assets by managing production lot sizes and supplier replenishment

  • Assure inventory budget targets of raw and packaging material and finish goods

  • Ensure that all raw and packaging material and finish goods inventory is properly engineered and linkage with planning is properly communicated, including external locations

  • Ensure inventory accuracy

Material Handling

  • Manager reception of all goods at the site

  • Manage conformance of shipment with Bill of Lading

  • Optimize floor space utilization

  • Manage JIT deliveries to production lines

  • Coordinate the control and variances of the inventory differences


  • Manage MRP recommendations and ensures availability of raw and packaging material

  • Assures the processes of the replenishment and return of material related to supplier quality issues 

  • Responsible to ensure supplier delivery, reliability and quantity compliance; addresses various issues as they occur

  • Communicates weekly our future material requirements with suppliers

  • Ensures that production scheduling is in line with customer requirements in order to meet the customer demand

  • Manages MRP recommendations of finish goods products and ensures that production scheduling optimizes the utilization of the production equipment 

  • Works closely with Customer Service Manager in resolving with the scheduling department the different issues related to product shortages


  • Knows and understands the financial report related to his or her local activities

  • Works with Site Manager and Regional Director on the preparation of the labor and expenses budget

  • Explains monthly variances to his or her budget 

  • Analyzes financial impact of decisions and prioritizes efforts


  • Leads and participates in operations/site project teams as required

  • Develops, tracks and publishes weekly and monthly Key Performance Indicators

  • Committed to providing a safe food product

  • Works within all regulatory requirements

  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety requirements

  • Perform all other related duties as required


About you:


  • Can cope with change. Exhibits leadership and is looked to for direction. Dedicated to meet expectations and requirements of internal and external suppliers.  Must have the ability to manage at macro and micro level.

  • Quality and timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement.

  • Needs to negotiate skillfully in tough situations, works effectively with others, has strong inter-personal skills, can communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and has good presentation skills.

  • Sets objectives and goals, measures performance against goals.  Resolves problems and roadblocks to meet objectives

  • BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain, or International Business.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel

  • ERP or related experience needed, SAP experience is a plus.

  • 3-5 years experience in manufacturing industry desirable


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.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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