Project Manager (Retailer Brand / Food / FMCG) 6 month FTC
Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract: Full Time, 6 month Fixed Term Contract
Who Are We?
At Burton’s Biscuit we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and Thomas Fudge’s to name just a few of our brands. We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!
We are the UK’s third largest – and fastest-growing – biscuit manufacturer, and our vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking great biscuits & snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. Our Head Office is in St Albans but the majority of out 1800 employees are based in our four bakeries in Llantarnam, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Dorset.
Alongside some of the nation’s most loved snack brands, such as Maryland, Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, we have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars branded biscuit products, Marmite biscuits and Cathedral City savoury snacks. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.
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, 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.
Why work as part of our Retailer Own Brand Project Management Team?
Due to a period of year on year growth working as one of the leading Retailer Own Brand strategic partners with the UK Supermarkets, across both the sweet & savoury biscuit category, we now require an Interim Project Manager to join us on a 6 month fixed term contract to help us bring to life a number of additional projects.
This is a great opportunity for someone to gain experience working for one the leading biscuit manufacturers within the UK. Every time you walk into a supermarket, you’ll be able to see a product that you’ve contributed in delivering, what’s even better, is you get to take it home and eat it as well… Yum.
As part of the Project Management team, you will effectively and efficiently deliver a number of new retailer brand products as well as the change management of existing products. You will work closely with the Commercial Team and take the lead on creating project timelines, navigating risks and joining up key stakeholders to get towards project launch
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
You will need to have an understanding & experience of managing projects in a fast paced environment, within a similar consumer led product environment (ideally food).
You may currently be a Project Manager within FMCG or you could be in a commercial, product or brand related role where you are responsible for managing a number of projects at once.
Final part of the mix.
Strong communication skills are a must, ability to work at pace and be well organised. Any experience for using MS Projects will be a bonus but isn’t essential.
You may have had experience or be interested in the following: Project Manager, Prince 2, MS Project, Private Label, Customer Development Manager, Retailer Brand, Grocery Own Label, Customer Brand Manager etc.