Operations & Supply Chain Manager, Cabosse Naturals


Zurich, ZH, CH, 8005

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


We are currently hiring for a key position within our our exciting new cacao fruit business, Cabosse Naturals. The role, with international scope, will be instrumental in co-ordinating and co-developing an end-to-end 'cold' supply chain from production plant via regional/local distribution centers and warehouses, to direct clients and distributors. Our aim is to deliver on time and in full, as per customers’ orders without errors and with minimum product and service complaints. The role will be autonomously responsible for operation, logistics and investments to further support the growth.


Key Responsibilities include:


  • Manage partnerships with co-manufacturers and logistic partners
  • Have the operational lead in delivering the semi-finished and finished ingredients at defined quality criteria
  • Manage the set operational KPIs towards output
  • Manage investment plans and Capex spend
  • Set-up own production facilities ensuring benchmark operations from a cost, quality, manufacturing excellence, EHS perspective
  • Define and manage the cold supply chain and logistics of raw materials and finished ingredients between facilities, warehouses and customers
  • Manage raw material and ingredient inventories
  • Define optimal production plans and in line with customer demand
  • Collaboration on the YTG and YEF forecast with finance
  • Collaboration on MTP and budgeting processes with global supply chain and finance community
  • Collaborate with regional supply chain organization on formulating an optimal supply strategy for separate customers
  • Managing prioritization and arbitration process for cross-regional flows
  • Managing supply alerts for cross-regional flows
  • Manage demand planning activities
  • Define and consolidate supply and operation KPIs


About You


  • Masters Degree in Economics/Supply chain/Food Science
  • 10 years of international experience in managing production facilities and their supply chain function in the Food/Beverage industry
  • Experience of international / intercontinental cargo & freight preferrably of refrigerated food(s) (Fruit, Vegetables Juices, Concentrates)
  • Strong planning background including operational experience within FMCG
  • Solid analytical skills with ability to dig into raw data and interpret them to larger audiences
  • Strong understanding in food and beverage quality specifications, operational EHS and manufacturing excellence
  • Experience in setting and continuously increasing expectations in product delivery and quality
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial and able to manage complex analytical projects
  • Strong networking and stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Good communicator
  • Able to work in a matrix organization

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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