The job title

Procurement Assistant

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 16 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?  

Manage all administration for Procurement team, making sure the department is organised well. The role interacts with many other departments and external supply base.

Other key actions will be but not limited to:

  • Responsible for accurate administration
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Ability to put together presentations on 
  • Report contract usage and advise buyers 
  • SAP Skills essential to maintain appropriate records on internal business systems including SAP (contracts & PO management)
  • Timely and accurate completion of purchasing administrative tasks  
  • Ad hoc projects as required

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • Confidence in dealing with challenging situations
  • Tenacity
  • Good understanding of SAP
  • Strong excel analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proven Negotiation skills
  • Analytical and numerate – attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Competent working with SAP, Excel and Word
  • Team player, proactive and results focused
  • Hungry to become a Procurement Manager in time

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.