The job title

Site Services Manager / Site Maintenance Manager (Manufacturing)

Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Sep 30 2020 12:00AM

Location: Llantarnam Bakery


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, 25 days, company pension, free parking


Contract: Permanent full time role


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.


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


So let’s start with ….…


Why work as part of the Burton’s Biscuit Family as our Site Services Manager?

You will manage the maintenance of the site facilities, providing service support from both internal and external resources in a timely, cost and energy efficient manner.


Work cross functionally across Engineering, Operations, Health & Safety, Planning, Stores and the Senior Factory leadership teams, you will continually develop our engineering & safety systems to improve the wellbeing of our employees, in a large and fast paced food manufacturing site.


You will play a key role to ensure the Bakery remains at an optimum level, helping the business achieve is key performance targets.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will have a time served qualification in either Electrical / Mechanical to NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent standard), along with a strong appreciation for H&S via an IOSH / NEBOSH qualification. Use of continuous improvement tools and techniques will be a key, in particular TPM would be a bonus but is not essential. 


Is it highly desirable you have experience in leading a site services strategy from a FMCG environment, with management experience highly desirable as would working within a unionised environment. 

Ideally we would like candidates to have any of the following: Green Belt Six Sigma, Food Safety / Hygiene qualification, Gas Duty holder GA100, Legionella awareness or Asbestos awareness. Any further educations or professional development such as a Degree, NVQ Level 4 or ILM Level 5 would be a plus. 


As this is a cross functional role, the ability to build key relationships quickly across various teams is essential, excellent communication skills are a must, as you will be working within a large and busy fast paced bakery.



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.