Solid Planner


Halle, VBR, BE, 1500

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

In the role as Central Solid Planner you are the linking pin between our Customer Care department and the Supply Chain organisation. You follow up, analyse and validate all stock levels within our European Distribution Center of all solid products. 


Key responsibilities include

  • Manage the flow of all solid products between our European Distribution Center (EDC) and all other warehouses

           As Central Solid Planner you are responsible to manage all request/questions and issues related to the stock level of solid products that are sent from the EDC.

          You tackle all stock issues and try to find alternative solutions.

  • You challenge the forecast of the Demand Planners in order to make sure that the right quantity of products is planned. You work closely together with the Customer Care team to make sure that the client is delivered in the most efficient way, when the orders differ significantly from the forecast.
  • In this position you are in charge of the follow-up of the Stock Transfer Order ( STO) in SAP, based on the demand for solid products in the EDC and from all other warehouses .
  • As the linking pin to the Customer Care team you are the SPOC between Customer Care and the local planners/transport planners. Your communication relates to availability of the solid products, delivery on time, transport a.o. 
  • You collect all information from local production planners and transport planning or the Master Solid plan.


About you

  • You obtained a Bachelor/Master degree in Logistiscs/Supply Chain
  • You have at least 2-3 years in a similar role
  • As a person you have excellent communication skills, you are a real problem solver with good stakeholder management skills.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the production process is a real asset so you can make a realtistic Solid plan.
  • SAP, Microsoft Office and OMP Solid Planner hold no secrets for you.
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch. Knowledge of any other local languages is a strong plus.
  • As a person you are stress resistant, a teamplayer and a good communicator.


At Barry Callebaut, we believe in equality and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in which our employees can be their authentic selves.   We believe that richness of diversity, be it of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin is fundamental to living our values and to the success of our business.


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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