The job title

Head of Commercial Finance – Join a leading branded business

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
£Competitive + company car allowance
Commercial FPA (finance)
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Oct 11 2021 12:00AM

Location: 50% of your time will be spent in our Head Office, St Albans – 5 minutes from St Albans City Station, with the other 50% of your time working from home.

Salary: £Competitive + company car allowance, family healthcare, company performance related bonus (paid out in the last 4 years), holiday buying scheme, onsite yoga classes plus many more great benefits and biscuits. 


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


We’re proud of our culture at Burtons Biscuits, with 4.8 out of 5 on Glassdoor what isn’t there to be proud off.   Visit Glassdoor and look at what our current & past employees are saying about us.


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, 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 about the role we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us? 



What does your typical day look like?

Reporting into the Operational Finance Director (Board Level), the purpose of the Head of Commercial Finance is to work closely with the Sales, Marketing, Insights and Planning teams to provide clear and strong financial challenge to the Sales and wider commercial teams and day to day support to the Senior Management team in improving business performance and execution of the current strategy. 


This role will also maintain responsibility for:

•                Branded strategy from a customer perspective

•                Overall management of the Commercial Finance and Customer Planning team


This is a key role within the wider Leadership team and will involve managing a wide range of stakeholders including several Board members and you will be involved in strategic projects across a wide variety of areas.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will need to be a qualified accountant, with experience of leadership within a commercial finance function. You don’t need experience of food manufacturing (although this would be a huge plus if you did), but if you have had experience within a branded or blue chip or similar size organisation, we’d love to hear from you.


You’ll need excellent presentation and influencing skills, as this role will contribute to key business decisions play a key role in shaping the business strategy at board level.


Final Part of the mix…

Advanced level knowledge in Microsoft Excel with the ability to analyse and manipulate complex financial data, as well as competent with reporting systems (we use Cognos TM1 & SAP, knowledge of these systems would be a bonus)


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.