The job title

Graduate / Junior Materials Planner (Food Manufacturing)

The Royal Burgh Bakery
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary
Job Type
Start Date
Jun 29 2021 12:00AM

Location: Livingston Bakery (Paterson Arran)

Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: Monday-Friday – 40 hours per week


So, who Are Burton’s Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson’s 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 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?

Reporting to the Site Lead & Materials Planner this role is key in ensuring that there are always materials available to meet production plans to achieve the Finished Goods Service Level is paramount. You will also 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?

This is a great role for someone starting out their career in planning and scheduling, you maybe be a recent graduate with a relevant degree i.e. Supply Chain. Or have gained relevant work experience where planning, problem solving and pro-activeness is a key part of your role  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 Material Requirements Planning (MRP) 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, 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, Purchasing, Demand Planner, Logistics Planner, Food Manufacturing, Assistant Planner, FMCG Warehouse Administrator, Raw Materials, Production Planner, Supply Chain Assistant etc.