Demand Planning Expert FM ECE


Lodz, LD, PL, 94-406

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!

Task description:

  • Analyze , comment and report on the demand planning performance
    • KPI’s (forecast accuracy , forecast bias , …)
  • Perform data cleansing
    • History , re-alignment , gap closing , …
  • Organize demand review calls (sales reps , customers (collaboration) , …)
    • Challenge sales target compared to demand plan
    • Reach consensus and align on “one figure”
  • Analyze demand data
    • Short Term horizon (weekly within Control Tower forum based on defined alerts)
    • Mid / Long Term horizon (monthly within Demand Validation forum based on post-analysis)
  • Perform data enrichment
    • APO tool with statistical output as basis , further uplifted with the results of the Short Term horizon and Mid / Long Term horizon meetings (+ reviewing open contracts , new projects , …)
    • Global S&OP outcome
  • Set-up communication (feedback) platform

 Central demand planning , local demand planners (other area’s) , central supply planning , local supply planning , sales managers , customer care , R&D


About you 

  • Bachelor / Master degree preferably within business
  • 3+ years relevant work experience
  • English - Fluent
  • Expert knowledge in statistical forecast calculation
  • Expert knowledge of demand drivers
  • Good knowledge in forecast enrichment
  • Good understanding of the supply processes
  • Analytical & reporting skills


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

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