Manager, Site - Hendersonville


Hendersonville, NC, US, 28792

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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 Site Manager will manage and direct the production, maintenance, safety, quality assurance functions of our Hendersonville, NC facility.  This location specializes in decorative, chocolate products.  The Site Manager will comply with customer requirements, rules, laws and regulations, while leading by example and living the Barry Callebaut Values of; Customer Focus, Passion, Entrepreneurship, Team Spirit and Integrity.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Direct and efficiently manage key divisions of operations: 1) Manufacturing 2) Food Safety 3) Maintenance 4) Warehouse and 5) Sanitation.
  • Understand the financial impacts of various sourcing, labor, materials and overhead strategies on the business and act accordingly to maximize returns.
  • Create a high-performance operations team by recruiting and developing teams with an appropriate mix of experience, capabilities, and skills to consistently meet company goals and departmental initiatives in the most cost-effective manner. Ensure effective succession planning for all pivotal positions.
  • Develop a strong discipline of role clarity and hold self and team members accountable for performance and collaboration with the whole company establishing and maintaining an inclusive and diverse culture that provides a positive employee experience and ensuring proactive performance management based on feedback, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensure plant meets OSHA requirements and continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues as well as employee safety attitudes.
  • Cultivate a safety culture. Ensure compliance with all food regulatory requirements and adherence to food safety and GMP's.
  • Represent the organization to the relevant institutions, authorities, and to the local community and occasionally the customer
  • Develop and execute job training programs that build the capability of the factory and leadership team members, including skill-based pay for the factory team and succession planning for the leadership team.
  • Leads the re-engineering process to improve plant safety, quality and costs related to operations
  • Plan, organize and direct the manufacturing operations ensuring the plant meets the daily production schedule, producing products that meet or exceed established standards.





About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science with an emphasis in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering and/or experience in related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in Food manufacturing management, preferably in process-orientated operations and/or related industry.
  • 5 - 10 years of experience managing a significant segment of a large manufacturer or the entire operation of a smaller manufacturer.
  • Proficient in SAP, Microsoft Office and Google Workplace
  • Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required.
  • Working knowledge of recipe formulation, manufacturing process, product physical properties, statistical process control, sanitation and good manufacturing practices
  • Self-starter who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with highly effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to respond to changing situations despite deadlines and pressure.
  • Excellent Team-building skills and possess the ability to gain consensus and deliver results with and through people.
  • Ability to provide clear direction.


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid time off, plus 12 paid holidays, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC!
  • 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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