E2E Open Chain Planner
Barry Callebaut
Lebbeke, BE
5 dagen geleden

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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

As the End-to-End Open Chain planner, your role consists of 2 core responsibilities :

1. Leading the S&OP cross-functional process

2. Governance of the end-2-end sustainable to bean open supply chain

You will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders. You are a true business partner for the commercial & financial leadership teams (internal) and our external partners (Tony Chocolonely and Mission Allies).

You will drive the decision-making process by capturing the correct demand signal & business performance. Your leadership will have a significant business impact on our sustainability commitments (internal & external), customer service, working capital, and key innovations.

You will have an in-depth understanding of the customer’ needs and help drive collaboration and intimacy with key customers.

With regards to the governance model, you will translate the demand needs into raw material requirements, collect and coordinate all necessities to secure a flawless execution.

The flow is designed in such a way to aim for zero waste. This is done by a pull model from chocolate to bean . In short, you will be the orchestrator of the Sustainable to Bean model and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Key Responsibilities Include


  • Lead the demand planning & volume decision-making process for your scope and geography
  • Challenge commercial leadership & customer assumptions where necessary using strong data-based analysis to ensure realism
  • Build an integrated bottom-up volume forecast (18 months dynamic) for your portfolio
  • Understand past / future assumptions and market data at the appropriate level of detail and horizon
  • Reconcile top-down, bottom-up demand and gain consensus on new forecast assumptions
  • Intensively work with business partners (Commercial & Financial analysts) on risks and opportunities, communicate them appropriately to SC counterparts (provide context beyond the numbers)
  • Take overall responsibility for the demand plan figures within the Demand Planning system (APO-DP), ensuring they are representative of the S&OP latest cycle consensus plan
  • Improve forecast efficiency (embrace fewer touches, focus on value-adding forecast), forecast bias, and customer service levels)
  • Constrain the forecast according to bean availability.
  • Run monthly analysis of Sales vs. Plan and update the future assumptions according to the conclusions from the past
  • Lead the volume budgeting process for your geographical area
  • Governance Sustainable to bean

  • You will translate the output of the Integrated Business Planning needs into raw material requirements, collect and coordinate all necessities to secure a flawless execution to secure excellent service level and minimal waste.
  • Coordinate with internal owners and manage external stakeholders
  • Have a solid understanding of the detailed view and how every link impacts the total chain
  • You are capable to assess when deviations occur and act to avoid business and / or compliance disruption
  • Manage the helicopter view, consolidate and share progress with key stakeholders
  • System

  • Microsoft Excel
  • APO-DP
  • BW Analytics
  • Support digitalization and embrace changes
  • End-to-end

  • You are the one voice of the supply chain toward business stakeholders
  • You take responsibility for gatekeeping the open-chain model
  • You take responsibility for gatekeeping new innovation planning (formalizing recommendations)
  • You think ahead of the game and assess future ambitions or market reality
  • You propose optimized demand patterns for key customers
  • You partner with business partners on ad-hoc business requests
  • About You

  • Degree in engineering, business administration, supply chain, economics, or finance
  • 5-10 yrs’ experience in integrated supply chain and ideally planning, managing a portfolio with high product and channel complexity
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP, APO, BW reporting) is a plus
  • Strong analytics, communication, and collaboration skills. Able to work in virtual teams and cross-functional teams. Ability to balance day-to-day detail with long-term helicopter view.
  • Positive and agile mindset, looking for continuous improvement and embracing change.
  • Courage : capable of bringing bad news with enough proactivity so we jointly focus on solutions and pragmatism.
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Fluent in English
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