The job title

Materials Planner / Materials Scheduler- 12 month FTC

Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job Type
Start Date
Dec 21 2020 12:00AM


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 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?

As a Materials Scheduler in a large and busy food manufacturing site you will report to the Site Lead Planner, this is a key role within the Burton’s Materials Planning team. You will be key to achieving our Finished Goods service level, which is paramount, and in this pivotal role within the Supply Chain function you will ensure that there are always materials available to meet production plans to achieve this service level, whilst 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.


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 a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system and 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, Materials Scheduling, Purchasing, Demand Planner, Logistics Planner, Food Manufacturing, Assistant Planner, FMCG Warehouse Administrator, Raw Materials, Production Planner, Supply Chain Assistant etc.