Supply Chain Talents


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!


With a total of approximately 20.000 SKU’s and about 140 production lines in Western Europe, Barry Callebaut has a highly complex and elaborate Supply Chain. In order to deliver all our customers with the right products at the right time ánd with the right quality, our company developed a large supply chain organization consisting of demand planners, supply planners and other logistics employees. Right now we are building the Supply Chain organisation of the future, with our brand new Global Distribution Centre in Lokeren as a good example.

Do you already know where you fit in? Here’s an overview if you need a hand:


Demand Planner:

  • You are the link between Sales and Supply Chain and will analyze all sorts of data (statistical, customer versus actuals, deviations…).
  • You build a robust forecast at customer/SKU level to enable production to take place, and to allow adequate raw materials and packaging stock levels to be prepared.


Supply Planner:

  • You plan the production based on the sales orders and sales forecast, taking production capacity into account. You are responsible for balancing service and costs through your production and capacity planning in a fast changing environment.
  • You are in charge of inventory control and stock policies management, and will deploy stock in different countries within the EMEA region
  • Check out our vacancy for a Central Supply Planner Liquid ( 57385)  and Central Solid Planner ( 57386)!




  • You will plan the liquid and solid production lines of finished goods to our clients and closely collaborate with production.


Raw Material Planner: 

  • You manage inventories of goods to ensure an optimal supply without carrying excessive inventories, and oversee accurate input into the SAP system for reporting.
  • You make sure all items are ordered from approved suppliers (quality and specifications), and that their performance is monitored in comparison to the predetermined expectations.


What makes you an all star in planning Barry Callebaut’s Supply Chain?

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any technical discipline, preferably in Supply chain/Operations management;
  • You’ve already worked 1-3 years in Supply chain management? That’s great!
  • You have a good understanding of production capacity management, warehousing, import and export basic regulation, and customer order and demand process? Get in touch!
  • Working experience in SAP/Oracle and APO is an advantage to be successful in these roles.
  • We expect good logical thinking and strong communication skills. We are also looking for self-starters who know how to deal with different stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail, and strong analytical and mathematical abilities are your key talents? Then reach out to us to show off!
  • As Barry Callebaut is an international company so an advanced knowledge of English, next to perfect Dutch knowledge, is of course a must.

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

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