The job title

Head of Contract Manufacturing

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Start Date
Jul 8 2022 12:00AM

Who Are Burtons Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’.


At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!


Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.


As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.


Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.


Within our Burton’s group, we have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans.   In total we employ circa 2,100 people around across our locations.


Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 37,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020).


What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.


What does your typical day look like?  

You will be responsible for delivering and maintaining volume and value of FBC UK's contract manufacturing business which is key to the delivery of the overall business strategy. 


Other key actions will be but not limited to:

- Build and maintain excellent relationships with key partner stakeholders, dealing with both strategic and day to day issues including managing demand, service levels and quality 

- Being accountable for delivering PS3 targets working cross functionally and externally to ensure clear targets are in place

- Managing the internal and external supply and demand cycles , ensuring that internal labour and capacity are aligned

- Oversee product change road map 

- Be responsible to driving visibility of the contract manufacturing business unit


What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

You will need to evidence of delivering commercial  and/or operational P&L with strong understanding of factory and commercial finance..


You will need to have a good understanding of end to end manufacturing S&OP processes including demand and supply planning, costing and stage gate processes.

This is an important leadership role.

While a background in food would be an advantage, previous experience of working in similar supply chain and commercial roles in FMCG would considered.

This role can be based for St Albans or Batley with a requirement of travel within the UK 

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.