Supervisor, Production


Pennsauken NJ, NJ, US, 08110

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!


The Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, includi

ng chocolate fillings, decorations, and compounds. The Group runs more than 59 production facilities worldwide selling in 140 countries and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 11,500 people.


The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.





Manages and coordinates activities concerned with the productions of the company products.  The Production Supervisor has a strong commitment to food and employee safety, ensures compliance for the production department and in the application of his/her daily routine.



Essential Functions:

  • Direct and manage plant operations for production and shipping.
  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.  Ensures products meet customer specification.  Coordinates activities of shipping and receiving.
  • Coordinates production activities with all other company functions to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machinery, and equipment.
  • Compiles reviews and analyzes production, operational reports and dates to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.
  • Consults with engineering and maintenance relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products. Revises production schedules and priorities as a result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Collaborates with the Process Controller in the development of work instructions and training plans.
  • Consults with supervisors, employees and Human Resources to resolve or effect settlement of employee concerns.  Adherence to all respective legislation and company policies.
  • Manages the activities of the purchaser to ensure inventory of raw ingredients necessary to meet production processes and the provision of goods and services to all other company functions.
  • Develops and revises Operational Procedures and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Promotes and develops the leadership skills of the Supervisory Team.
  • Establishes continuous improvement strategies and processes to reduce waste, cycle time and hours utilization.
  • Implement and monitor food and safety programs for the production department. Meeting all regulatory requirements for both.
  • Committed to providing a safe food product
  • Works within all regulatory requirements
  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety requirements
  • Perform all other related duties as require


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree with 5+ years’ experience in food manufacturing methods, process improvement program and procedures. Proficiency with Excel, Word, SAP. Diversified background with strong technical, business and managerial skills.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to freely move around entire facility.
  • May be expected to travel

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