Regional Solid Supply Planning Manager


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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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

Due to internal changes within our Supply Chain organisation we are currently looking for a Regional Solid Supply Planning Manager. In this role you manage the Regional Supply Planning team Western Europe and all the activities related, securing the quality and effectiveness of the supply plans suggesting scenario's and taking decisions to maximize profit.


Key responsibilities include

  • Manage the Regional Solid Supply Planning team

           - Manage Solid Supply planning organization (objectives, hiring process, conflicts, etc..)

          - Follow up on Supply planning metrics and reporting

          - Responsible for the mid term operational planning for the Western European sites (11)

            (8-17 weeks horizon) & Intercompany & Subcontracting  replenishment plans (0-17 weeks)


  • Drive continuous improvement of supply plan

          Responsible for overall Supply planning performance

          - Coordinate overall supply planning process and methodologies by bringing expertise and team drive

          - Drive root cause analysis and continuous improvement on the overall supply planning process,

            participate in the selection of projects and coordinate execution


  • Represent the supply side in the local  S&OP within the Western Europa site

          - Review the aggregated supply plan

          - Ensure the quality of the supply inputs to the Local S&OP

          - Attend and represent supply planning in the Local S&OP

          - Revise scenario’s proposed by supply planning teams, understanding impact in value and

            volume for each opportunity with as objective to maximize profit

          - Raise supply issues and imbalances at the S&OP

          - Follow up on the actions for supply agreed in the S&OP including the activation of the necessary transfers


About you

You hold a Master degree preferably within Business or Engineering

- You have at least 5 years of working experience in a similar role in Supply Chain

- As a person you are proactive, result driven with a holistic approach to decision making taking into account all factors and stakeholders

- You are able to engage, negotiate and influence across departments

- MS Office ( in particular Excel and Powerpoint) hold no secrets for you.

- You are an expert in supply planning and reporting systems like SAP, OMP, BW, BI, etc.

- You are fluent in English

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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