The job title

Shift Operations Manager / Senior Line Lead (FMCG) Monday-Friday

Contract Type
Full time
Job Type
Start Date
Dec 15 2021 12:00AM

Location: Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh

Salary: Salary package, company pension, 25 days holiday

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: Monday – Friday: 1 week on the 6am – 2pm, then 1 week on the 2pm – 10pm shift.

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

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 70 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).

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

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 ….…

Why work as part of our Operations Team?

You will have responsibility for delivery of the production plan over a 12 month period, supporting and driving improvement plans, CI initiatives, budget and resources to support the overall Edinburgh site improvement strategy and in particular performance of lines within area. 

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

- Previous experience working as a Shift Operations Manager or an experienced Line Lead looking to further develop.

- Delivery of financial budget aligned with KPI's (waste, TOS, efficiency, machine uptime, planned tonnage).

- Work in partnership with site functions, in particular Engineering to deliver line annual targets.

- Support embedding site principles as part of the Edinburgh Improvement Strategy within area.

- IOSH, with an strong appreciation of H&S

- Ideally you will a Food Safety / Hygiene Qualification, but this isn’t essential has happy to consider people outside of the food / drink sector.

- Ideally candidates will have a manufacturing excellence qualification / or be Lean Sigma Green Belt certified etc. This training can be provided for the right candidate.

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.

You may have experience of the following: Manufacturing Team Leader, Shift Operations Manager, Line Lead, Shift Team Leader, Manufacturing Supervisor, Production Site Team Leader, Shift Supervisor, Assistant Shift Manager, Food Manufacturing, Production Shift Supervisor, FMCG, Food Production, Shift Lead etc.