Demand Planning Manager
Who Are We?
At Burton’s Biscuits Company 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! Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits & snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits, making us one of the key players in the market. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main manufacturing facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans and a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool.
We've had an amazing 2018 so far, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and our Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4 as part of their documentary 'Made in Britain'. Along with having amazing brands, we've have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacturing a number of Mars Biscuit branded products, we are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector. There couldn't be a better time to join us.
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.
We now have a fantastic permanent full time position for an experienced Demand Planner or Demand Planning Manager to join us at our head office in St Albans, in our Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) team as our Demand Planning Manager.
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?
So let’s start with ….…
Why work as part of our Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) team?
‘Why would you not want to?’ Is the question we should really be asking… you’ll get to work with some of the most talented people in the sector as well as some amazing brands & blue-chip clients.
In this key role you’ll provide the magic between the commercial team and our manufacturing teams, without you who knows what would happen. But with you, we’ll know that our clients will be able to get their stock on time, while ensuring our manufacturing sites are able to run seamlessly and on schedule.
What does your typical day look like?
As well as managing two direct reports, you may start the day speaking with one of our Sales Controllers reviewing their forecast, part of this will be completing trend analysis both on past internal sales data as well as gathering sales data directly from customers were possible, ensuring that forecasts are not under or over.
Another part of your day might be spent reviewing surplus stock or stock shortages and making commercials decisions on how best to manage these.
The final part of your day might see you providing key reports to senior stakeholders, ensuring the business has a clear vision of what the next 24 months should look like, across our 500 SKU’s.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
This role would be great for an existing Demand Planning Manager who is looking for a new challenge or would like to work for a leading British Brand. Alternatively a Senior Demand Planner who is looking to take their next career step.
Final part of the mix.
To be successful in this role at Burton’s you’ll experience in a planning role within the FMCG sector, ideally for a manufacture (food sector experience is desirable). You’ll need experience of dealing for senior stakeholders across (but not limited to) Sales, Supply Chain, Finance & Operations, Project & Marketing.
You’ll need to numerically strong, able to build strong relations with trust being at the heart of everything you do.
What do we offer in return?
We offer a competitive salary package, company pension, 25 days holiday, company performance bonus. Plus a fantastic office environment, free parking, great people and lots of Biscuits.
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.