The job title

Materials Planner

Contract Type
Full time
Livingston, Scotland
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Feb 24 2023 12:00AM

Who are we ?

We are FBC, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……-And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge). 

FBC was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company. 

We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Ilse of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset. We also have offices for our supporting services in St Albans, Liverpool and Moreton. Together, we employ circa 5,000 amazing employees across all our locations.  

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming the number two biscuit manufacturer worldwide.

We are proud to be part of the Ferrero enlarged family: such a fantastic and successful business. The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 countries, with products sold in over 170 countries, represented by almost 38.000 employees worldwide, and a consolidated turnover of €12.7 billion (2020-21).

Along with our fantastic brand portfolio, we also have long-term agreements to manufacture several sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City, Marmite, Jacobs, and LU branded products. In addition, we are proud to be a strategic partner for many retailer-branded products.

Our employees make our business special. With strong family values, we believe FBC is a more prosperous and fun place to work with when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each whilst meeting our business goals. 


And don't forget… work hard but play harder!


What does your typical day look like?  

Reporting to the Site Lead, this is a key role within the FBC-UK Planning & Materials team. Finished Goods service level is paramount and this is a pivotal role within the Supply Chain function by ensuring that there are always sufficient FG stock available to meet production plans to achieve this service level, whilst simultaneously balancing the needs of our warehousing in not over stocking therefore reducing obsolescence and excess storage costs.

Adherence to Business Change Management process is expected at all times, Sitting within the Site Planning function this role provides an overview of all Business supply, demand and NPD and there will be considerable and frequent interaction with suppliers, project managers, marketing, site operations and more. 

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • Customer Service level target of 98.6%.
  • Ownership of internal planning tool BPPS (Excel)
  • Cross functional working between Customer Service, Demand Planner’s and other internal functions along with direct Customer Communication as and when required.
  • Holding correct Finished Goods stocks.
  • Reacting to short notice plan amendments and Communicates changes effectively
  • Implementation of all PCP.

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.