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Solid Supply Planner

Who is Barry Callebaut?

Barry Callebaut, one of our proud Belgian Multinationals, is the world’s
leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. A
business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the
cacao been to the finest chocolate product. With more than 12,000
passionate employees working in more than 40 countries, it is their mission
to change the cocoa and chocolate industry in a positive way.
  • # World Player
  • # Chocolate
  • # Innovative
  • # Fast Growing

Your responsibilities

The Solid Supply Planner is responsible for the operational solid planning of solid chocolate and cocoa powder at the Global level. Due to recent changes in the team, we are looking for a new colleague.
Location options: Wieze, Halle or Lokeren

Key responsibilities include

  • Manage the production plan for the operational horizon based on the demand plan (customer demand, dependent requirements) (combination of forecast, contracts, and orders) and industrial constraints and capabilities (capacity, batch size, etc.) and inventory targets
  • Reflect tactical decisions in the operational plan
  • Collaborate with transfer team to solve unbalances between operation plan and demand (punctual for powder)
  • Collaborate with other planners (Choco liquid, Liquor liquid, subco, raw material, Availability/ARP, solid, demand, Inventory, etc.) to ensure the consistency and feasibility of plans and to solve operational supply issues
  • Collaborate with plants to adjust capacities/capabilities on the operational horizon
    • Drive plants on adherence to agreed calendars and shift regimes (in accordance with the tactical plan decisions) and reflect agreed changes within the supply plan
    • Challenge plants on their performance – Adherence to plan Rates, OEEs – and reflect agreed parameters within supply plan
  • Communicate the production plan to plants (handover to schedulers) is respected, and agree on action plans in case of gaps
  • Perform ad hoc analysis to support decision making when several options are identified
  • Manage phase-in / phase-out on the operational horizon
  • Maintain master data needed for operational planning (scope to be defined)
  • Setup/model changes to capacity (e.g. new line) based on input from OSCO Strategic Projects
  • Build reports and follow KPIs on availability, stock level, and production rates
  • Implement best practices and be involved in the continuous improvement initiatives
  • # Stock planning
  • # Problemsolver
  • # Continuous improvement

About you

You obtained a Master Degree in Logistics/ Transport

You have at least 2 years of experience in a similar (operational planning position An APICS certification is an asset for this position

As a person, you are result-driven, proactive, perseverant, and passionate about driving changes in order to become more efficient

You are fluent in English, knowledge of any other local languages is a plus

  • # Master degree in Logistics / Transport

  • # Minimum 2 years of experience

  • # APICS certification

  • # English/ Dutch


Contact Bernard for more information.

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