The job title

Process Development (R&D Industrialisation Technologist)

Contract Type
Full time
Blackpool, North West England
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Feb 8 2024 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 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.


R&D Industrialisation Technologist 

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.
  • Take project handover from test bakery to scale up to full production scale manufacture through series of product & packaging trials.
  • Completion of documentation to the high standards required for the trials, pre-production runs and launches.
  • Ensure project critical paths are met to deliver project OTIF.
  • Support / hold pre trial meetings to ensure all stakeholders and informed and engaged in trials and launch phase
  • Accountable for the completion of documents for new products and processes for commercial scale-up
  • Develop and maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, sites operations, engineering, materials / production planning, Quality / Technical, RB&P, Project Managers

What are the key ingredients needs 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.