Supervisor, Liquid(B)


St. Albans, VT, US, 05478

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!

Relocation reimbursement packages for this position!

Position title: Production Supervisor 


Reporting to: Manager, Production


Location: St. Albans, VT


About the role: 

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.

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations and projects for production


SHIFT HOURS:  Sunday Monday and Tuesday 7:00pm - 7:15am and Wednesday 7:00pm - 1:15am. 


Key responsibilities include: 


The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  • Observe all safety, sanitation, GMP and HACCP requirements
  • Supervise Shift Coordinators and Operators
  • Audit shift performance of molding, retail, CCC, shipping and receiving areas including startups and item changes
  • Investigate safety concerns raised by employees and regular daily site inspection
  • Evaluate line performance based on daily speed verification to the standard.  Drive correction and increase line performance
  • Review finished product including standard product specification, packaging, appearance and code legality
  • Drive decrease waste/rework and yield management programs
  • Investigate customer complaints with root cause analysis and implement corrective actions
  • Drive improved quality and production standards for department products
  • Ensure proper operation of all department equipment
  • Implement cost cutting measures when appropriate
  • Perform all communications necessary for smooth transitional shift performance
  • Ensures KPI’s and other visual management boards are maintained
  • Identifies and addresses non-compliance, looking for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Ensures all operational processes are carried out and in accordance with quality systems and procedures
  • Identify training needs and ensure all employees are trained/cross trained including agency staffing
  • Evaluate employee performance and document
  • Complete First Report of Injury forms
  • Administer weekly employee time cards
  • Conduct employment interviews and aide in the hiring decision


About you:


  • High school diploma or GED, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related field, preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working in a chocolate making and/or food-manufacturing environment
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience people leadership experience
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time on concrete floor
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Long periods of computer usage; finger dexterity and hand movement for use of keyboard and mouse, repetitive motion
  • Kneel, squat, bend, stoop; frequently
  • Push/pull up to 55 lbs using assisted equipment
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, frequently
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures
  • Noise level can exceed .85 decibels



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.  

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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