Central Raw Materials Planner


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 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

Due to an internal promotion we are currently looking for a Central Raw Material Planner. In this role you are responsible to ensure the availability of raw materials and packaging category according to the production and capacilty plan. 


Key responsibilities include:


   - Ensure availability of raw materials & packaging category according to the production/capacity plan

        Translate the production/capacity plan (6 weeks- 18 months) into a raw materials plan by applying the bill of materials

   - Identify availability issues and align with Central Supply Planning, Sourcing and the Raw Materials & Packaging Deployment Coordinator on
      potential solutions
    - Escalate issues to the tactical S&OP or Control Tower and implement actions
    - Follow up raw materials & packaging KPIs (e.g. availability, stock levels, obsolete stocks…)
    - Work with the different Manufacturing sites in Europe to re-deploy stocks where needed in case of supply imbalances in the operational       
        planning cycle

         - Drive continuous improvement on the category raw materials & packaging planning process, identify projects, participate in selection and



- Align with Barry Callebaut Cocoa on raw materials availability

 - Prepare, assist and follow-up on actions from the cocoa demand and supply meeting
 - Follow up with Cocoa Planning teams (Regional and Global) on the provided Raw Material plans

About you

- You obtained a Bachelor / Masters Degree preferably within Business or Engineering
- You have at least 3 years of relevant working experience
- You are fluent in English

- We are looking for a someone with strong analytical and problem solving capabilities to improve raw materials & packaging planning activities

- You have a good understanding of the role of raw materials & packaging planning in S&OP and you understand the sourcing and production      planning process.

- You are able to report on a set of KPIs pertaining to area of improvement (e.g. Adherence-to-plan, Out of stock, Changes within frozen horizon)- As a person you have good communication skills and you are solution driven

- You have a deep knowledge on raw materials & packaging planning and reporting systems (SAP, OMP, BI, BW, BO, etc.)
- You have strong Excel skills




If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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