National Account Manager (Food FMCG)
Excellent Salary & great benefits to include a Car Allowance, company pension scheme, Private Healthcare, company bonus, 25 days holiday (plus option to buy up to 5 extra days holiday), plus lots and lots of biscuits.
Location: Depending on your location this role can be homebased, but will be required travel to head office 2-4 times a month (St Albans) and travel to customers as required.
So, who Are Burton’s Biscuits?
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.
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 ….…
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.
Due to a strong 2020, which have seen us grow in market share and improve upon our 2020 performance as a business, we are looking for a new National Account Manager to join our sales team. While this can be offer as a home based role, every now and again and when it is safe to do so, we’d love to see you in our head office in St Albans, Hertforshire 2-4 times a times a month, and of course when we can do so, get out and see our customers as much as possible.
Why work as part of our sales team?
This is an opportunity to join an innovative sales team full of energy, drive and passion. You will make a real difference by managing your customer base and working closely with other departments to deliver great results across our branded & own label product portfolio.
What does your typical day look like?
Every day is different at Burton’s Biscuit Company. One day you could be providing input internally on business strategy and the following day you could be presenting to a customer, sharing and executing our exciting future plans.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
You need to be commercially savvy to drive our business forward with the desire to build strong relationships internally and externally. Strong negotiation is key combined with a proactive, self-starting attitude. With previous P&L responsibility, you’ll now the key levers to pull to create winning proposals for Burton's, your customer base and our consumers and drive NPD.
Final part of the mix.
If you are an National Account Manager looking for a new challenge in a new sector (food experience not required) in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!!
As a forward thinking and innovative manufacture, we need an equally creative individual to bring new ideas and ways of selling our products into our customers. Ideally you will need to have experience of working with some of our existing customer channels already.
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.