Category & Insights Opportunity

St Albans, Hertfordshire
11 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category & Insights Opportunity

Position: Category & Insights Opportunity
Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: Flexible working will be considered for this role
Salary: £Competitive

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 Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool & smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.

We had an amazing 2018, 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 have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products & Cathedral City savoury snacks, 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 early 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase our baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet & savoury categories.

As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, Burton’s Biscuits envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across our existing product portfolio.

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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has a strong understanding of category & insights, as a company that is working strategically with customers in helping them drive their biscuit category forward. You’ll will get to act as a real influencer in how we deliver our strategy.

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 category team?

Our category team is one of the key functions within our business, you’ll get to work with some truly talented individuals not only within our Category & Insights team, but also across our Brand, Sales & NPD teams. We are always looking for new ideas, so this is a role where you have the ability to work both strategically and also think outside the box.

What does your typical day look like?

Every day is different at Burton’s Biscuit Company. One day you might be building reports and reviewing Kantar, Nielsen & Dunnhumby data, and working alongside one of our Senior / National account managers to provide insights for ranging and merchandising, and maximise Burton opportunities in retailers Next, you might be Working closely with marketing to build strategies based on shopper and consumer insight, and turning these into retailer sell-in stories… or providing best in class recommendations to the Sales and NPD teams on Retailer Own brand.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be successful in this you need to be analytical, commercially savvy, motivated have great communication skills and be passionate about using data to create great stories.

This role would be a great opportunity for an experienced Category or Insights analyst, it would equally be a great 1st step into a category & insights role for someone from a Buying, Merchandising, Marketing, Market research agency or Sales background, where you have developed an understanding & have used category information in your current role. 

Final part of the mix.

If you are hardworking with experience within the FMCG, retail or grocery sector, then this can be a great role 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 had experience or be interested in the following: Category Analyst, Junior Buyer, Junior National Account Manager, Insights Analyst, Junior Category Manager, National Account Executive, Research Manager, etc.

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