The job title

HR Business Partner- Transformation FMCG

Contract Type
Full time
Llantarnam, Wales
Job Type
Start Date
Nov 21 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 play a key role in the execution of our people strategy at our LLantarnam bakery.  This will involve translating the business HR strategy and overlaying with key bakery objectives.


Other key actions will be but not limited to:

- Formulate the bakery HR strategy (aligned to bakery and Group HR strategy), in line with budgets

- Partnering with Centre's of excellence - HRSS, talent, L&D & ER to maximise both the group HR strategy and the bakery performance and cultural impact

- Coach and develop the leadership team

- Oversee all HR needs for any audit process

- Analyse and discuss root cause analysis of all HR KPI data

- coordinate the annual appraisal process

- develop positive employee relations


What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

You will need previous experience working within a medium/large FMCG environment, union partnering and strong change management experience. Must be CIPD qualified

You will also need experience of having worked on transformation projects within manufacturing.

You will also be confident in managing a performance culture


You will need a sound knowledge of employment law and best practice, disciplinary and grievance handling.

This role is based on site in LLantarnum

Hours of work 0845-1730

monday to Friday


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.