The job title

Group Packaging Controller

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
competitive salary package & car allowance
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Jan 13 2020 12:00AM
Closing Date
Feb 13 2020 12:00AM

Burton’s Biscuits is the UK’s most dynamic biscuit manufacturer. Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking great biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 2,000 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 sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.

With an ever increasing requirement to lead the sustainability agenda in our category and drive innovation across our entire portfolio we are looking to recruit a Group Packaging Controller.

Location: This role can be based from our St Albans Head Office, Hertfordshire, or from one of our Bakeries based in either Blackpool, Lancashire, or Edinburgh.

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: We offer a competitive salary package, car allowance, company pension, 25 days holiday, company performance bonus, private healthcare for yourself and a partner. Plus a fantastic office environment, free parking, great people, plus in you are in St Albans on a Tuesday or Wednesday then there is free yoga and boot camp classes and no matter where you are based there are always lots of biscuits.

Why Burton’s?

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 Burton’s Biscuits to become a successful, forward thinking and progressive company. 

We are the home of some of the UK’s most iconic biscuit brands, including Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture sweet & savoury snacks under brands from Mars Confectionery, Cathedral City & Marmite. 

We are a strategic supplier to the UK’s major retailers, in both brand and own label, with our growth being driven across multiple routes to market including convenience, impulse and foodservice and we have also been the co-manufacturer of choice for leading global branded manufacturers for over 30 years.

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. As such we have a number of capital investment projects & improvements planned for our bakeries.

Why work as part of our Marketing & Innovation team?

At Burton’s Biscuits the quality of our products is something that is at the top of our list of priorities. When we say ‘we love our products’ we really do. That is why you’ll get to work with some extremely passionate and talented people, who will make sure that everyone who buys one of our amazing products loves them as much as we do.

As our Group Packaging Controller, you will report directly into the Marketing Director and will be responsible for defining and delivering the Packaging Innovation and Sustainability agendas, as well as managing our team of bakery-based packaging technologists to deliver the NPD, Procurement and Operational Efficiency agendas.

You will shape and directly influence the customer’s perception of Burton’s Biscuits as a forward-thinking innovator. This will involve you proactively sourcing new information and attending relevant networking and exhibitions to get the most up to date best practices and relevant knowledge, which you will present back into the business.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the business strategy beyond the packaging agenda, working with the Board and your peers to accelerate our growth and overdeliver against our strategic objectives.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will need to be an expert in FMCG packaging with a proven track record of creating and implementing the strategic agenda for packaging, delivering operational and procurement agendas, leading a high performing team and influencing key senior stakeholders.

You need to be able evidence knowledge and exposure to sustainability & innovation projects, including seeing these through to completion. You will need to have strong systems and software knowledge eg Microsoft packages, SAP, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Cape and Apple Systems. 

Ideally you will have had experience of working with Printed Flexibles, Cartons, Tins, Corrugated and Thermoformed packaging components desirable.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to make your mark in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!! 

So apply now by clicking the link below.