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Procurement Administrator (FMCG / Food Packaging Materials)

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Sep 22 2020 12:00AM

Location: St Albans, Head Office (We are only a short 5 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station)


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, 25 days holiday (plus an option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), free parking, company pension, single private healthcare, company bonus scheme. Plus free exercise clubs including running, yoga and boxercise from Head Office.


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


So, who Are Burton’s Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’


At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic and being able to ‘Be Yourself’.

Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.


As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.


Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.


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 c.$200 B Net Assets portfolio.   Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive business.


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 increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.


As a result, we now have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans.   In total we employ circa 2,000 people around across our locations.


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 Procurement Team?

As well as having the right ingredients to bake great tasting biscuits, an equally important part of this process is ensuring we have the right packaging materials, at the right price, the right time and in the right quantities, this is where you come in.


In this role you will be responsible for the administration of our packaging materials and as your role develops, a small portfolio of ingredient commodities may also be added.  You will also provide administrative support to the Procurement managers to ensure the running of a high quality, customer focused team.


You’ll get to work with our suppliers and a number of internal teams including sales, finance, our bakeries and project management, to name a few.  


What experience is needed for this role?

As you will be responsible for maintaining SAP and other systems, this role will suit someone who has good commercial acumen, excellent communication skills, can demonstrate the ability to work to a high level of accuracy and has previous SAP system experience, although this is not critical. While we would love to find some with buying experience within food, this isn’t an essential requirement to be successful. 


The ideal candidate will have previous, relevant work experience and knowledge of what the buying process involves has good working knowledge of excel, being comfortable with numbers is essential. 


Final part of the mix.

Coming into Burtons Biscuits will see you join an environment that is fast paced, so it is important that you can come with lots of energy and a passion or driving change & innovation. Confident communication & organisational skills are a must, as you will work with a number of stakeholders across various functions.


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.