Project Manager

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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.

Want to know more about working at Burtons Biscuits – check out our reviews on Glassdoor, not to brag… but we’re rated as a better place to work than Google.

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 Project Manager Team?

Our Project Management team get to work cross functionally across a number of brands, retailer brands and partner brands. You’ll play a key role in helping bring products to life in order for us to showcase our baking capabilities to our customers and stakeholders through our International sales channels.

Due fantastic growth in our International & Exports team, we are now looking for an individual to help continue to drive change throughout the Burton’s Biscuit business by looking after all specialist international projects.

What does your typical day look like?

Every day is different at Burton’s Biscuit, and working in our projects team is no different. You’ll have overall responsibility for looking 40-50 live international product projects at any one time. The world is a large and exciting place, so one project might be managing translations and back of pack changes to ensure all languages and country specific legal requirements are met. Through our brilliant and growing partnership with Mars Confectionary UK, you’ll get to work on international launches for the largest confectionary brand in the world.

You’ll also be involved in managing and driving NPD & EPD projects internally, working closely with the bakeries, procurement, packaging and Innovation to make sure plans are on track. Troubleshooting any problems and offering practical solutions.

What experience is needed in this role?

You will need to have exceptional project management and stakeholder engagement skills, you will need to have built this from within the FMCG sector, but don’t worry if you don’t have food experience.

Strong organisational and prioritisation skills are needed, along with been able to demonstrate managing a number of live projects at once. Building key relationships both internally & externally is key and the ability to influence and overcome problems with solutions to drive key milestone is essential.

Ideally it would be great if you have had experience of managing international projects and launches, but this isn’t essential.

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 & process improvements.

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.

Location: 50/50 split between the St Albans, Head Office & Home Working (We are only a short 5 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station). – Role is currently homebased until safe to return to the office

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits, including 25 days holiday (plus an option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), free parking, company pension, single private healthcare, company bonus scheme.