The job title

Head of Supply Planning (FMCG Manufacturing / S&OP)

St Albans
Contract Type
Full time
Salary
Competitive Pay: Including great benefits to include a car allowance, family healthcare cover (excellent cover provided through Vitality). double digit bonus % (paid out the last 4 years), 25 days holiday plus the option to buy up to an extra 5 days a year. A continued focus on career development, training and progression. Enhanced pension scheme
Department
Planning
Region
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Nov 12 2021 12:00AM

Location: Flexible working location due to nature of the role, we expect on average you will spend around 2 days a week in our St Albans Head Office and 1 day a week traveling to one of our UK manufacturing locations and spending time with your team in person.

 

 

Competitive Pay: Including great benefits to include a car allowance, family healthcare cover (excellent cover provided through Vitality). double digit bonus % (paid out the last 4 years), 25 days holiday plus the option to buy up to an extra 5 days a year. A continued focus on career development, training and progression. Enhanced pension scheme

 

 

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

 

 

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).

 

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 4.7 out of 5 on Glassdoor!

 

 

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 is the main focus of your role?

As the Head of Supply Planning you will have responsibility for coordinating the Supply Planning teams to deliver target levels of service, cost and inventory across the company network. This role is accountable for the Supply activities within the S&OP process, and for defining the future Supply Chain Planning strategy within the company.
 

You will also have responsibility for delivering planning process improvements, which will support the S&OP agenda of producing cash flow savings through reduced stock holding as well as factory efficiency savings through stable production plans.

 

It means analysing every little detail, spotting and overcoming barriers and working towards our ambitious plans.

 

As a multi-site business travel and a presence in our bakeries will be required regularly, we expect this would be a day a week.

 

 

What knowledge do you need to have to be successful in this role?

Senior leadership experience in supply chain and logistical planning and execution and leading teams within this area will be key. Career experience at some stage within a manufacturing environment within a supply planning function is essential. 

 

As one of the top 20 senior leaders within Burton’s Biscuits, we need you to be an inspirational leader coupled with great people management experience and who has a great balance of people and commercial focus. With an open and collaborative style, you’ll be confident in your ability to deliver both personally and through your team. A track record of building and developing teams will be key.

 

Final Part of the Mix

You will be looking after a high SKU range, so you will need to be strong analytically and be able to develop reports to simplify and aid key business decisions (stock policy, optimised inventory levels etc.).

 

Confident and flexible communications skills and styles will be key, as you’ll be responsible for communicating key messages & influencing across key functions at a variety of levels.