Inventory & Replenishment Manager (USA)


Monterrey, NLE, MX, 66050

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!

This position is based in Monterrey



The Senior Inventory Manager is responsible for the health management of all inventory in North America. This includes but not limited to all domestic chocolate finished goods, slow moving, close to expiring, import chocolate and raw materials for all NA locations. This person will ensure reports are distributed and corrective action plans can be executed.



●            Manage Inventory settings - supply and demand viabilities, financial targets, production run rules, stock snap shot, shelf life definitions and policies

●            Define product segments and service strategies – Along with demand planning setting strategies based of margin, velocity and nature of products

●            Identify feasible deployment – Production run rules, MTO and MTS strategies for each stock categories.

●            Analyse options and select optimal strategies – Asses financial impact, optimise working capital and service

●            Set Inventory targets based on select strategies – review supply and demand trends, calculate safety stock, define stock targets, assist with pre build inventory settings, define use of inventory policies with tactical planning, define peak and off peak policies.

●            Finalise inventory polices – With finance team agree with projected inventory, advise with inventory policies the impact on warehouses, work with commercial the impacts of the selected strategies, determine and finalise a change to inventory policies.

●            Monitor inventory performance – Review, manage, and determine the performance with reports and actions to control cost for E2E with Finished goods and Raw Materials.

●            Develop a process to manage slow moving and restricted inventory with Sales / Plants / Supply Chain / Pricing / Finance departments.

●            Create Reporting to Analyze and help sell Slow Moving, including Root Cause, Analysis by Volume, Analysis by Value and as needed: BU, Brand, MoM changes: Improve where used, available to sell from slow moving

●            Manage KPIs, and report on these weekly and monthly as required. KPIs include, but not limited to, overall inventory volume/value, Days of Supply for Focus Groups, Imports, Cocoa, PDI, Group Stock Report, inventory health, Plant and Non BC Warehouse analysis

●            Prepare presentations, reports as needed for Management review and decision making to avoid SLOB.

●            Manage along with R&D the SKU rationalization process for the network.



●            Bachelor’s Degree in Operations/Management, Engineering, Finance or similar or relevant experience

●            6-8 years of experience in a Supply Chain/Operations function in a manufacturing environment

●            Availability for traveling 3-4 times per year

●            APICS Certified preferred

●            SAP and BW experience preferred         

●            Advance English skills

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.

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