Regional Raw Materials Planner


Lodz, LD, 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 we are still growing we are looking for Regional Raw Material Planner who will join our team in the SSC. The role's aim is to ensure the availability of palletized raw materials & packaging categories within the Global Distribution Center (GDC) according to the production/capacity plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define, calculate, and maintain stock parameters such as safety stock, target inventory, reorder point, MOQ.
  • Translate the production/capacity plan (2 weeks-18 months) into a raw materials plan by applying the bill of materials.
  • Identify availability issues and align with Regional Supply Planning, Sourcing, and Local RM call-offs on potential solutions.
  • Escalate issues to the tactical S&OP or Operational Control Tower and implement actions.
  • Follow up raw materials & packaging KPIs (e.g. availability, stock levels, obsolete stocks, adherence to plan…)
  • Supplier & Sourcing interface – Ensure follow-up about out-of-spec, quality issues, and non-deliveries with the supplier; Escalate to sourcing on structural supplier issues.
  • Work with the different Manufacturing sites in Belgium to redeploy stocks where needed in case of supply imbalances in the operational planning cycle.
  • Ensure stock levels are in line with the agreed budget or get approval for deviation.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the palletized raw materials & packaging planning processes.


About You:

  • Bachelor / Master’s Degree preferably within Business or Engineering.
  • 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Basic knowledge of raw materials & packaging planning (Material Requirements Planning).
  • Understand the production planning process.
  • Knowledge of inventory and deployment planning for raw materials & packaging.
  • Good understanding of the role of raw materials & packaging planning in S&OP.
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good level of English. 
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of raw materials & packaging planning and reporting systems (SAP, OMP, BI, BW, BO, etc.)


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.
  • 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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