Production Supervisor


Heule-Kortrijk, VWV, BE, 8501

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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


Lead people and machinery in a most efficient way to achieve the main production plan according to

requirements regarding safety, quality, timelines, efficiency, working conditions, and environment.


Key Responsibilities Include


  1. Safety
  • Maintain and strengthen safety culture in production
  • Maintain and strengthen procedures and guidelines
  • Carry out the safety program


  1. People Management
  • Develop competent production teams/operators that work well together, according to standard, with regard to the performance management process.
  • Manage the performance by motivating, inspiring, equipping and coaching them, to improve overall productivity
  • Carry on team meetings and corporate communications
  • Personnel Planning
  • Manage HR processes (such as selection of new employees, dialogues, mid-year reviews, absenteeism)


  1. Quality
  • Consistent quality that meets agreed quality norms and specifications and intervenes if necessary
  • Maintain the hygiene and a clean working space


  1. Service Level
  • Realize agreed production plan by follow up the production outcome, identify deviations from plans, prioritize and re-allocate required resources within the department
  •  Execute production plan according to standard and targets
  • Maintain an optimal availability of necessary production resources such as machines, manning and materials.


  1. Continuous improvement
  • Support Go4Zero ambition of 0 accidents, 0 defects, 0 delays and 0 impact
  • Strengthen a Go4Zero culture among the employees, take ownership of continuous improvement
  • Identify potential improvements of production activities in the department
  • Develop and propose related projects and planning activities and facilitate the implementation of approved projects


  1. Costs
  •  Achievement of yearly cost targets (OEE, man-hour efficiency, material yield, energy efficiency)


About You


  • Bachelor in food technology, technical or supply chain management
  • Strong leader and people manager
  •  Several years of relevant supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Profound knowledge of production techniques and experienced in 5S, GMP, HACCP manufacturing

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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