The job title

Quality & Food Safety Manager / Technical Manager (FMCG)

Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, car allowance
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Oct 1 2020 12:00AM

Location: Blackpool Bakery, Lancashire


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, car allowance,  25 days holiday (plus an option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), free parking, company pension, single & partner private healthcare, company bonus scheme. 


Contract: Permanent role working full time hours


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 our Quality & Technical Teams?

As the Quality & Food Safety Manager / Technical Manager, you will have responsibility for setting the strategy for the Blackpool bakery, managing the Burton’s Biscuit Company’s site technical quality team to ensure that products that enter the market place are safe and legal and manufactured to standards that meet or exceed all agreed internal or external specifications. 


You will support the Factory Manager to instil a quality culture throughout the site and be the key interface with all members of the senior team ensuring that technical standards are adopted and delivered.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You must have previous experience leading a technical or quality team in fast paced manufacturing environment, working in food hygiene & quality are of the upmost importance and only the highest standards will do. Food experience is highly desirable, but experience in similar high standard environment is a must.


You will need to have experience of managing onsite audits and be comfortable speaking with customers, part of this role will see you engaging with senior stakeholders on a regular basis so strong communications skills are essential.



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.