The job title

Learning Manager

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 9 2023 12:00AM

Learning Manager


Hybrid Working based in St Albans


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?  


Learning Manager will be managing a team of 4 and will be part of the wider Talent and Learning Team of 12 people. On a daily basis the Talent Manager will collaborate and interact with the Talent Acquisition Manager, Talent Manager, HRBPs and the centre of expertise teams to plan and execute their responsibilities. As the key accountability for the Learning Manager is to design learning solutions and facilitate learning for the whole organisation, on a regular basis they will interact with line managers and employees across all sites. Expertise in the learning field, performance management and successful stakeholder management in a multi-site business are key to this role. Being able to design leaning solutions and build and maintain strong relationships are the top skills needed in this role.

  • Stakeholder management: Line managers, white and blue collar employees, HRBPs at different sites, HR Centre of Expertise, learning providers, relevant colleagues in the Ferrero eco-system
  • Articulating and managing the full learning cycle for FBC UK colleagues at all levels. Identifying the governance and processes with relevant parts of the business and implementing them while ensuring compliance. Holding briefing meetings on learning governance and processes for colleagues, Line Managers and HRBPs
  • Conducting learning needs analysis (survey and line manager meetings) when needed and identifying collective learning needs. Report the results to the business and lead an action plan with leaders in the business
  • Managing learning interventions: Design and delivery of relevant learning activities and coordination of all learning activities (mandatory, skill-based and functional programmes and events)

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the conception and implementation.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 


  • Forward thinking, spots opportunities and makes suggestions for improvement
  • Passionate about creating learning opportunities for everyone in the organization
  • Builds and maintains strong stakeholder relationships at all levels, in different sites across the UK
  • Core competencies
    • Has a commercial mindset
    • Self-starter, takes initiative, accountable and takes ownership of their area
    • Influencing & Interpersonal skills
    • Digital savvy and proven experience in data analytics
    • Manages complexity


    • Degree educated with 8-15 years’ experience.
    • CIPD qualified or equivalent
    • Experience of M&A desirable
    • Coaching qualification desirable

    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.