Demand Planner


Lodz, PL, 90-530

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:


  • As a Demand Planner, you play a key role in the background of the Demand Planner universe.  
  • You have a clear understanding of the overall monthly demand planning cycle and manage the execution with a strong eye for detail.  
  • You assist the regional/cluster demand planners who are in direct contact with the customer with preparing accurate forecast enrichment and help with analysis and presentations in the background.
  • You execute the forecast enrichment based on regular customer updates, you will perform comparison analysis to guide the cluster or GCA demand planner on where the variance exists versus the previous forecast version.  
  • You ensure we have a rolling 18-month demand plan for the agreed customer/business/product category combination.
  • You will work closely with the GBS Demand Planning Analyst who will be in charge of maintaining the statistical forecast process.  As a GBS demand planner, you will be responsible for over-arch the aggregated demand plan to be in line with the expected CAGR growth (driven by the Cluster or GCA demand planner input)
  • You support the Cluster or GCA demand planner through the monthly consensus process to secure stability.  This support will be guided with clear instructions given by the Cluster or GCA Demand planner.  Progress will be measured via a weekly Demand Operational review.
  • On an ad-hoc basis; you will perform a portfolio assessment and provide advice to the Cluster or GCA demand planner on how we need to improve our portfolio management.  This analysis will serve as input for the PLM process improvement and unlock smart growth for the company’s performance.  



Key responsibilities:


  • Weekly: refresh forecast updates, compare to the previous week, analyze and conclude key changes.
  • Weekly: support team with shaping demand (when we need to shift productions to secure service).
  • Weekly: prepare progress to feed the weekly demand operational reviews.
  • Monthly: support demand planner to refresh data and presentations.
  • Yearly: PLM portfolio assessment.
  • Yearly: support the budget process.
  • Ad-hoc: maintain master data for new product innovations, re-align forecast from one SKU to another.



About you:


  • Degree in engineering, business administration, supply chain, economics, or finance.
  • 2-3 yrs’ experience in Supply Chain or data management.
  • Experience in demand planning is required.
  • System & digital savviness (MS Excel - advanced, Powerquery, PowerBI).
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP, APO, BW reporting) is a plus.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Positive and agile mindset, looking for continuous improvement and embracing change.
  • Strong attention to detail, curious to understand how things work in the background, prevent errors from happening again (problem-solving)
  • Strong analytics, communication, and collaboration skills. 
  • Able to work in virtual teams and cross-functional teams.



We offer:


  • Employment on a regular basis in the sweetest company in the world.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Lunch card to be used for groceries and restaurants.
  • Private medical care in Lux Med (basic package fully financed by BC).
  • Fit Profit sports card co-financed by BC.
  • PPE: we care about your future, and we save money for your retirement.
  • Cafeteria Program as a part of Social Fund.
  • Group life insurance.
  • Hybrid working model: min. 8 days in the office a month.
  • As part of our work-life balance culture, we can start work between 7 am and 10 am.
  • Free consultation with a lawyer once a quarter.
  • Chocolate! Yes, surprising but we have chocolate in the office, for Christmas, BC’s Birthday, and many other occasions during the year.
  • And if chocolate is still not enough, you can join one of our theme clubs, where together with other employees we develop our passions and interests.
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruits and veggies to the office.
  • You can purchase our sweet products with a special discount.
  • Relax zone in the office and plenty of options to choose from: PlayStation 5, football table, pool table, Ping-Pong, library, table games, and massage chairs.
  • Sport @work? Sure! We have treadmills and indoor exercise bikes with a laptop station.
  • We like to party as much as we like chocolate! We have integration budgets we can use for team events.
  • Forever Chocolate and Event Team: you can join them and have a real influence on social life in BC and CSR activities.

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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