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Test Bakery Manager - Batley

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Oct 12 2023 12:00AM

Who are we? 

We are FBC UK, 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 UK 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, LiverpoolBatley and Moreton. Together, we employ circa 4,000 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, 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 UK is a more prosperous and fun place to work 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?   

As Test Bakery Manager you will be leading the development of our biscuits to support the ambition of our UK brands and retail own label customer strategies and growth plans.   

Responsible for the creation and deliver of category leading concepts, specific to the Test Bakery you are responsible for.  You will be responsible for the management and development of a team based at one of our four test bakeries.  

To succeed in this role, you will have the gravitas to influence at a senior level and be able to inspire and develop a team which is best in class. Your understanding of the category and more importantly our bakery capabilities will be constantly honed through interaction with the relevant stakeholders that you will work hard to build strong internal relationships with. 


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?  

  • Food Science or Development degree or Pastry chef trained 

  • A Foodie at heart – a sweet tooth essential! 

  • Keen interest in newness in the sweet goods category 

  • Experience in a commercial bakery environment 

  • Experience managing a team 

  • Good working knowledge of Bakery raw materials 

  • Ability to deliver consistent, high-quality samples and concepts 

  • Proven track record of delivering multiple complex projects 

  • Willingness to work outside of core hours and away from Batley site as and when required 



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.