The job title

Project Manager (Retailer Own Brand) 12 month FTC

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive salary plus benefits
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Jun 3 2021 12:00AM

Location: 50/50 split between the St Albans, Head Office & Home Working (We are only a short 5 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station). – Role is currently homebased until safe to return to the office


Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits, including 25 days holiday, free parking, company pension scheme & enhanced pension scheme, single private healthcare cash allowance 


Contract:  Full Time, 12 month fixed term contract


Who Are Burtons 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, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!

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.

Within our Burton’s group, we 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 2,100 people around across our locations.

Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 37,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020).


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 Project Manager Team?

Our project management team is the link between the customer and our talent Innovation and production teams, one of our key strategic pillars is retailer own brands and partner brands. You’ll play a key role in helping bring Retailer Own Brand products to life and will partner with leading UK retailers. 


Due fantastic growth we are looking for someone to join us a 12 month fixed term contract to help us manage some key customer relationships. 


What does your typical day look like?

Every day is different in Retailer Own Brand, in this role though you will be tasked with the efficient delivery of new products and the change management of product / pack change initiatives in order to deliver Business Unit & Customer plans and targets. 


You’ll also be involved in managing and driving Retailer Own Brand NPD & EPD projects internally, working closely with the bakeries, procurement, packaging and Innovation to make sure plans are on track. Troubleshooting any problems and offering practical solutions. 


In this role you have plenty of contact with relevant teams directly with customers.


What experience is needed in this role?

You will need to have exceptional project management and stakeholder engagement skills, you will need to have built this from within the FMCG sector, ideally you will have experience with food and retailer own brand projects it will be a bonus. 


Strong organisational and prioritisation skills are needed, along with been able to demonstrate managing a number of live projects at once. Building key relationships both internally & externally is key and the ability to influence and overcome problems with solutions to drive key milestone is essential.


Knowledge of project timelines and gate review processes will be key. 


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 for driving change & process improvements. Strong communication skills are a must.


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.