The job title

Specifications Technologist (Food Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
£Competitive Salary, plus 25 days holiday, pension, subsidised canteen and free onsite parking
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 16 2020 12:00AM
Closing Date
Apr 16 2020 12:00AM

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Salary: £Competitive Salary, plus 25 days holiday, pension, subsidised canteen and free onsite parking

Contract & Hours:  Full Time, Permanent (Monday – Friday)

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 sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of 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 Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuits 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.

We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description - we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?

So let’s start with ….…

Why work as part of our Specifications Team?

Our specifications team play a key role making sure great tasting biscuits are launched to market, at pace and on time. Working with cross functionally with teams such as R&D Product Developers, Marketing, Technical Teams, Project Managers & Sales, you will ensure each product formulation has the relevant information available to write both customer and internal product specifications. 

Alongside this you will be responsible for collecting, updating, inputting, challenging and maintaining the technical information on specifications to meet all legal and customer requirements. Helping us ensure we get things right first time.

What experience is needed in this role?

For this role, you will need to have an interest in nutritional and food legislation, with some experience in completing and writing specifications for food products before. You may be a Specifications Technologist already, or working in a hybrid role where you may cover tasks across product specifications and inputting key information for artwork. You may have gained this experience during a graduate placement as part of your course.

Final part of the mix.

What is equally important, is that you have great attention to detail, can spot problems earlier and really enjoy getting the detail right. This will be a busy role so you will need to be comfortable working at pace.

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

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.