The job title

Materials Planner - 12 months FTC - Edinburgh

Contract Type
Full time
Edinburgh, Scotland
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Oct 13 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 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 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?  

Your role will be crucial in ensuring that there is always sufficient stock available to meet production plans to achieve service level, whilst simultaneously balancing the needs of our warehouse, therefore reducing obsolescence and excess storage costs.

You will have frequent interaction with suppliers, project managers, marketing and site operations and must be able to build and maintain strong relationships. It is essential that you are able to drive for results across a wider team.

This role sits within the Site Planning function and provides an overview of all Business supply, demand and NPD.

You will have ownership of the internal planning tool and be able to effectively react to short notice plan amendments, communicating changes to the relevant departments.

This is a key role within the FBC-UK Planning & Materials team, reporting to the Site Lead


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

  • Knowledge of MRP and SAP systems would be highly advantageous
  • Experience of working directly with customers would be desirable.
  • Numerate with strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Analytical thinker with attention to detail
  • Able to work swiftly under pressure and to tight timescales.
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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.