Solid 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 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

The Solid Production planner is responsible for operational solid planning at global level: solid chocolate, cocoa powder ....


Key Responsibilities Include

  • Manage the production plan for the operational horizon for the subcontractors or production lines that you are responsible for.
  • Making a production plan and taking into account the demand plan, industrial constraints and capabilities, capacity and inventory targets.
  • Reflect tactical decisions in the operational plan.
  • Collaborate with transfer team to solve unbalances between operation plan and demand.
  • Collaborate with other planners (eg liquid planners, raw materials planners, schedulers and demand planners) to ensure the consistency and feasibility of plans and to solve operational supply issues
  • Communicate the production plan to plants (handover to schedulers) or the subcontractors you manage.
  • Follow-up scheduling and execution, make sure the production plan is respected and agree on action plans in case of gaps with operations or suppliers.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis to support decision making when several options are identified
  • Manage phase-in / phase-out on the operational horizon
  • Maintain master data needed for operational planning within your defined scope
  • Setup/model changes to capacity (e.g. new line) based on input from OSCO Strategic Projects
  • Implement best practices and be involved in the continuous improvement initiatives


About You

●            Bachelor or Master Degree

●            At least a first experience within the area of supply planning

●            Dutch and English

●            Good communication skills


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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