Category Manager (Food FMCG – Leading Category Manufacturer)

Job Description

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 and being able to ‘Be Yourself’.

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.

Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their c.$200 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive business.

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 increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.

As a result, we now 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 2,000 people around across our locations.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company 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.

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What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will need to have had strong category experience looking after customers within the supermarket / convenience food retailer channel. In this role you will look after a top 4 mult (previous experience of looking after a top 4 mult is not required).

This role could suit someone with a couple of years’ experience working as a Category Executive looking to make a step up, or someone who is already a Category Manager but keen to work with a Top 4 Grocer.

Strong knowledge and use of Kantar &/or Nielsen will be key. A large part of this role be to create compelling and exciting stories to help drive the correct commercial business decisions.

You will need to have had experience of working on full range reviews, working with both customers and cross functionally with internal teams.

Final part of the mix.

You’ll have access to lots of data sets, so will need to confident with numbers, great with excel and happy to roll up your sleeves and dive into key data sets to pull out your key insights.

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.