The job title

R&D Industrialisation Technologist

Contract Type
Full time
Blackpool, North West England
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 R&D Industrialisation Technologist you will be the link between R&D Test Bakeries, large scale bakery manufacture, product development project delivery and technical information for specification generation.

You will have good working knowledge of the product development process, with key focus on industrialisation, scale up and process delivery in an operations setting.

You will be confident in organising and running trials, pre-production runs and launches, ordering and ensuring materials are on site on time and ensuring all documentation is completed and communicated to key stakeholders.

As this is a group role, you will need to be able to travel between sites and be present for key project milestones. 

Interaction between functions and working in partnership with key stakeholders to understand current challenges and objectives, will be vital to the success of this role.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?  

  • A degree or equivalent experience in a food-related subject and knowledge of product development process and technical systems.
  • 2 years’ experience in a Process Development role, large scale bakery beneficial
  • Good understanding and strong interest in food product development
  • Good understanding of manufacturing capabilities, products, process flows and HACCP systems.
  • Experience in working with all level company business partners
  • Experience of Hamilton-Grant database is desirable. 
  • Experience of allergen control is desirable.
  • Knowledge of food legislation is desirable.
  • High level of computer literacy - Microsoft Excel/Word and Internet/SAP

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.