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Corporate Communications Manager

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Dec 4 2023 12:00AM

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 are proud manufacturing partners to some of the biggest UK retailers and household names. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Isle of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset and our HQ in St Albans. Together, we employ circa 4,000 amazing colleagues across all our locations.

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming UK Market Leader.

Whilst we know that we have delicious products we also know that that the key ingredient to our success is our people, and the passion we have for our brands. You could be the jammy to our dodger, party ring to our Fox’s or the choc-chip to our Maryland?! We knead people with innovative ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the commitment to drive FBC UK to success.

We are committed to building an inclusive workforce that feels empowered to build a fulfilling and successful career. By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) we create a supportive environment for people to thrive and strive to have more positive impact. 

We understand that having formal and on-the-job learning opportunities is key to our colleagues’ professional and personal growth. We are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn from each other and grow through a variety of learning experiences. 

Our colleagues make our business special. With strong community 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 other whilst meeting our business goals. 

What does your typical day look like? 

You will be responsible for supporting the Commercial department in defining corporate brand strategy. You will be the first point of contact for the use of FBC UK digital assets with Retailers and Partnerships organisations. The role includes helping to develop our community strategy and communication/engagement and supporting Legal & CA in implementing the Crisis Management Policy.

Other key actions will be but are not limited to:

  • Developing corporate brand strategy, brand PR strategy, trade PR strategy, digital communications and media engagement
  • Establishing new ways of working to encourage colleagues to build reputation inside the brand
  • Providing guidance to internal stakeholders on managing reputation and utilising media and external communications
  • Delivering strategic counsel on media issues
  • Overseeing Press office with Corporate agency
  • Developing corporate social media content aligned to thought leadership platforms and key communications initiatives
  • Supporting the cascading of Crisis Management Policy, including creating and delivering training programs

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • Experience in advising brands on strategic and corporate communications, or similar role (desirable)
  • Excellent understanding of the media and of the broader business
  • Good understanding of the important role reputation plays in commercial success
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creativity and adaptability

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.