Warehouse & Logistics Supervisor, Superviseur entrepôt et logistique, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Warehouse & Logistics Supervisor, Superviseur entrepôt et logistique, Douala, Barry Callebaut

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Warehouse & Logistics Supervisor

Location:  Douala, LT, CM, 00237

Job Type:

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:

Line Manager     : Supply Chain Manager – Cameroon

Category            : Cat. 09

Location             : Douala

No of positions    : 01

Type of contract : Permanent Contract

Warehouse and logistics operations are key in Sic Cacaos business to provide support operations, quality and transit activities. This role ensures best in class team, warehouse and logistics operations management at the optimum cost. The role will also be responsible for adequate support to packaging lines, quality assurance team, and dealing with forwarders for containers stuffing on time and good follow up of logistics assets to keep the factory running.

Key responsibilities include:

Ensuring consistency between ERP figures and physical stocks

Organizing the requested stock counts (end of month, end of year..) and ensure timely stock reconciliation.

Planning, supervising and coordinating activities of stuffing, receiving, and stockroom with emphasis on accuracy, timeliness, and service

Making Regular physical checks on cocoa products quality and ageing jointly with QA.

Leading a team of inventory control, material handling or warehouse workers to receive and record new stock as it comes in, and move stock onto containers or store shelves as needed.

Analyzing stock coverage of packaging materials and take appropriate actions to avoid out of stock.

Ensuring on time system update (Agromex, Nepturne, Maximo, Sage, SAP, Etc.) and Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.

Making sure containers stuffing is performed as per shipment plan.

Ensuring availability of trucks, containers and forklifts needed for operations.

Ensuring regular check of handling materials (forklifts, weighbridges, loading bay, etc.) for good health of operations.

Monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions and meeting warehouse operational & financial standards by providing annual budget

Ensuring building state and working standards permanently meet required specifications.

Balancing Material costs / Inventory level / Service level for an optimum result

Good management of third party suppliers to avoid unnecessary cost.

Ensuring that procedures/processes and tasks are always documented and up to date

Ensuring that are well trained and understand their role in Supply Chain.

Assessing third party performance and providing feedback to Supply Chain Manager for improvements, alternative solutions

Creating and maintaining an information network (competition, production, prices on the ground) and manage suppliers’ daily concerns.

About You:

Required academic qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Logistics or Transit

Speak both French and English


Experience in similar role, minimum 5 years

Experience  in agribusiness industries is a plus


Coordination of teams and key stakeholders in other departments.

Well versed in Microsoft Excel/ SAP and other analytical tools

Experienced in working with or in African origins for at least 2 years is a must

Experience in using and reporting from SAP and other databases

Strong analytical and critical skills to ensure excellence in data and consistency in KPI reporting

Experience with designing or working in warehouse & logistics KPI frameworks

Independence and quick learning ability

Interpersonal/Leadership competencies

Strong listening and analytical skills

Attention to details and reporting capability

Strong multi-tasking skills

Team player


Business and entrepreneurial spirit

Open to innovation

Strong delegation capacity without losing control

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.

Postuler (Apply for the job) sur son site Internet: https://jobs.barry-callebaut.com/job/Douala-Warehouse-&-Logistics-Supervisor-LT-00237/810658300/

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