Planner, Production


Pennsauken, NJ, US, 8110

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 company: 

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.


About the role: 


The Production Planner responsible for scheduling finished goods and semi-finished products.  Releases raw materials and packaging from our contracted suppliers via SAP.  Manage availability of ingredients and FG products to ensure high customer service with lowest possible inventory. Set inventory control parameters for our distribution center, by executing the agreed Finished Goods Strategy at the product/location level. Identify slow moving stock and define and initiate actions to remove and prevent recreation of slow moving stock. Ensure that operational Key Performance Indicators are met, initiation of improvement plans when required.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Management of the Short and Medium Term process for factory planning
  • Establish, coordinate and organize Customer requirements for the production lines
  • Recommend/ coordinate overtime with Production as needed
  • Communicate and commit product availability dates to our Customer Service team
  • Communicate with Customer Service, Logistics and Production regarding any relevant changes and updates
  • Manage and schedule rework including new line trials efficiently for production
  • Manage and maintain SAP/ MRP
  • Manage inventory levels for safety stock for raw materials
  • Point person for liquid orders with continual Key Customer interaction
  • Work closely with Production personnel to ensure on time deliveries
  • Intercompany CSR and contact for planning purposes
  • Ability to adhere to GMP practices and all other food safety requirements
  • Ability to be cross trained by other team members to fill in when necessary
  • Works in all regulatory requirements
  • Perform all other related duties as required




About you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 2+ years in Supply Chain environment
  • SAP experience
  • Microsoft Office experience (Access, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with deadlines


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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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