The job title

Finance Manager - Batley Based

Contract Type
Full time
Blackpool, North West England
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 10 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?  

Ensure financial controls are maintained in the Supply Chain function of the Business. Making sure correct control and governance in place across the factory and logistics, with reporting and transactional support from a Central Team.

Other key actions will be but not limited to:

  • To drive actions that improve performance.
  • Own Daily, Weekly and Monthly results, as reported by Central Team, to understand root cause issues and opportunities, to drive improvement.
  • As a senior member of the Factory Management Team, drive accountability on delivery with GM.
  • Critical assessment of performance by line, area/process and proactively seeking solutions
  • Collaborate with Central Team to ensure key financial reporting is provided in a timely manner.
  • Tracking of key initiatives locally and across Fox’s e.g. value engineering, major CapEx, waste/efficiency projects, restructuring plans etc
  • Forward view

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • Qualified Accountant or similar international qualification, with minimum 5 years post qualified experience.
  • Demonstrates ability to see patterns and trends to gather insight from information.
  • Strong knowledge of financial control.
  • Self-organized, self-motivated, action oriented and efficient.
  • Proactive with an enthusiasm and willingness to challenge.
  • Experience of system process improvements – able to develop new ways of working to streamline operations and remove non-value added activities.
  • Works effectively cross functionally and can influence without direct control.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to provide sound financial advice.
  • Works effectively with peer group and superiors, managing their expectations.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and can balance the need for analysis and rigour with speed of action when solving problems.

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.