The job title

Engineering Manager (FMCG / Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Sep 20 2019 12:00AM
Closing Date
Mar 25 2020 12:00AM

Location: Llantarnam

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Why work as part of our Engineering team?

At Burton’s Biscuits we aren’t just innovative when it comes to baking great tasting biscuits, we are also innovative in our approach to ensuring our bakeries are as efficient as possible. In order to do this it’s important that all our key equipment is maintained, serviced and repaired quickly & correctly. This will ensure the continuous production of our great tasting biscuits.

We now have an opportunity for an individual to join our Llantarnam Bakery as an Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

You will take responsibility for the delivery of Burtons ME engineering strategy within our Llantarnam bakery, which includes creating and delivering the annual engineering improvement plan, providing support to the site to deliver our annual and longer term objectives and as a member of the site leadership team contributing to the overall leadership of the site.  

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be successful in this role you will need proven experience of leading an engineering function, driving change management and improvement strategies in ideally a FMCG environment to improve overall site performance.

Hold a formal qualification in electrical / mechanical disciplines, & be IOSH or NEBOSH Trained.

Some additional key ingredients needed are; excellent understanding on equipment reliability with a focus on CBM, the use of continuous improvement tools and techniques & Experience of working in a unionised environment. You will need to be able to think strategically to enhance site / cultural performance as well as demonstrating and role modelling winning behaviours.

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important bakeries based in Dorset & throughout Scotland.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured a long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired the Scottish Bakery Brand Paterson’s. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change.   Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

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.

You may have had previous experience in the following: Engineering Manager, Mechanical & Electrical, and Manufacturing Maintenance Manager, M&E etc.