Supply Planning Manager Cacao Europe


Louviers, 27, FR, 27400

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 Supply planning manager Cocoa Europe

  • Leads the mid-term planning for Cocoa Europe, ensuring high service level to customers, while optimizing inventories, supply chain costs and capacity utilization
  • Drives the Cocoa Europe monthly S&OP cycle
  • Fosters continuous improvement. Optimizes the cocoa supply chain network, proposes regional projects and participates in global projects in the supply chain transformation arena

You interact with various internal stakeholders such as Global Cocoa Planning, the Regional sales organization, the chocolate organization EMEA, Regional Cocoa QA organization, Regional Cocoa R&D organization, Cocoa pricing Organization and Cocoa combined ratio/ sourcing organization


Key Responsibilities include :


  • Lead the 6 month’s mid-term planning for Cocoa Europe :
    • Ensure high service level to intercompany and third party customers while optimizing profitability
    • Secure raw material supply (products and beans)
    • Ensure inventory targets are respected
    • Optimize capacity utilization
    • Align with long term planning
  • Drive the Cocoa Europe S&OP monthly cycle :
    • Ensure full process is defined and align with both Global Cocoa and Chocolate EMEA S&OP processes
    • Ensure the required KPIs are correctly defined and regularly measured
    • Coordinate preparation of the different meetings, lead and facilitate their execution
    • Drive execution of actions resulting from the different meetings and escalation process to the Global Cocoa S&OP
  • Manage and develop the supply planning team (3 headcounts : liquid planner, solid planner, subcontracting planner)
    • Foster continuous improvement
    • Optimize  the European cocoa network
    • Propose and implement Regional improvement projects
    • Participate in global supply chain transformation projects


About You


  • You bring at least 10 years of experience in supply chain planning in an industrial and international environment.
  • You have a first experience in managing a team
  • You know about ERP and planning  systems (SAP, APO, planning optimizer tools eg OMP)
  • You have strong analytical skills and communication skills; you are rigorous, and have both a proactive & reactive problem solving attitude
  • You are fluent in English. German and French are a plus


You will be based in Louviers, France

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