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Materials Planner (Food Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Aug 6 2020 12:00AM

Location: Flexible location between out Edinburgh Bakery, Sighthill Industrial Estate (Burtons Biscuits) & our Livingston Bakery (Paterson Arran).


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


Hours: Monday-Friday – 40 hours per week


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 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.


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 ….…


What does your typical day look like?

Reporting to the Site Lead & Materials Planner this role is key in ensuring that there are always materials available to meet production plans to achieve the Finished Goods Service Level is paramount. You will also simultaneously balancing the needs of our warehousing in not over stocking, leading to out of date material, obsolescence and excess storage costs.


Sitting within the Materials Planning function this role provides an overview of all Business supply, demand and NPD and there will be considerable and frequent interaction with suppliers, project managers, marketing, site operations and more.


You will support both our Edinburgh & Livingston bakeries, and in doing so you will spend time at both bakery locations.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will have the ability to work under pressure, to tight timescales and be able to prioritise your workload accordingly. You will be numerate and an analytical thinker and have the ability to build strong relationships internally and externally.


Ideally the successful candidate will have knowledge of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) also experience of warehouse management techniques would be desirable.


Final part of the mix.

Strong communication skills and the ability to interpret and format data. Previous experience within this type role is desirable but isn’t essential to be considered, strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel and Word are essential.


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 experience or be interested in the following: Materials Planner, Buyer, Procurement, Buying, Materials Planning, Demand Planning Administrator, Purchasing, Demand Planner, Logistics Planner, Food Manufacturing, Assistant Planner, FMCG Warehouse Administrator, Raw Materials, Production Planner, Supply Chain Assistant etc.