The job title

Assistant Buyer / Administrator – Join the home of the Jammie Dodger

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job Type
Start Date
Jul 1 2021 12:00AM

Location: 50/50 split across working from home and our St Albans, Head Office (We are only a short 5 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station)


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, Company related bonus (4.75% up to 9.5% - paid out 4 years in a row), enhanced company pension scheme (5% from us & 7% from yourself), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), an employer dedicated to development meaning you get a personalised rolling 12 month development plan. Single Healthcare cover through Vitality.


Contract: 8.45am - 5.30pm, Full Time, Permanent (Monday – Friday). 


Who Are We?

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).


So, if you want to work in the wonderful world of biscuits, work with great people, across all functions… then this is the role for you. There is a reason we’re rated 4.8 out of 5 on Glassdoor!


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 Procurement Team?

As well as having the right ingredients to bake great tasting biscuits, an equally important part of this process is ensuring we have the right packaging materials, at the right price, the right time and in the right quantities, this is where you come in.


In this role you will manage the day to day buying responsibilities for a number of packaging commodities and as your role develops, a small portfolio of ingredient commodities may also be added.


You’ll get to work with a number of teams including sales, finance, bakeries and projects to name a few. As with all procurement & buying roles, you’ll won’t be able to escape the important administration duties that come with this role. So keeping our SAP system updated with appropriate information will be key. As well updating a number of key excel reports for the wider business on a weekly basis.


What experience is needed in this role?

This role will suit someone who is looking to broaden their procurement, purchasing or buying experience so may be a great 2nd role for someone in their career. While we would love to find some with buying experience within food, this isn’t an essential requirement to be successful.


But you might have taken a career break and are looking for an opportunity to get back into the Buying / Procurement sector, this is something we’d be more than happy with.


We also know there is a heap of new talent coming into the market place right now, so if you are a university graduate with a numerical related degree or even one in supply chain, we’d also be interested in hearing from you.


What is essential is that you have good working knowledge of excel and not afraid of numbers.


Any experience of working in a Procurement / Buying / Supply Chain function or team (maybe even as a placement during your degree would be a bonus). 


We’d still like you to have a good base knowledge of what the buying process involves even through your own research and are technology competent as you need to learn our ERP/SAP systems. 


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 or driving change & innovation. Confident communication & organisational skills are a must, as you will work with a number of stakeholders across various functions.


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.