Account Director / Channel Controller (Food FMCG)
Location: St Albans, Head Office or Homebased (Will need to be roughly Midlands / South East location due to customer base) – in normal working circumstances and when it is safe to do so - 2 days based from our Head Office, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, Car Allowance, 25 days holiday (plus an option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), company pension, self & family private healthcare, company bonus scheme, free running, yoga and boot camp clubs from Head Office.
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
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 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?
Why work as part of our Commercial Team?
As well as our amazing brands, Private Label is a large part of our business and is one of the fastest growing commercial areas within Burton’s Biscuits & the biscuit category. We have great innovation & NPD teams, which has helped us form long term & key partnerships with major retailers across the UK.
In this role you’ll get to lead a channel and manage a small team, at Burton’s Biscuit it will very much feel like running your own business. You will have lots of autonomy, manage the full P&L for the channel, as well as helping drive innovation & NPD in order to grow the category.
Although 2020 was a challenging year for us all, we still managed to grow our revenue YOY. In 2020 we also saw one of the largest market share growth in the biscuit category. Helping shape our exciting strategy and plans for 2021 and beyond. We have lots of CAPEX investment planned across our bakeries in 2021, meaning there is no better time to join the business, as we look to enhance our baking capabilities.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
This role will suit an experience commercial professional, maybe you’ve had experience of leading a channel before or perhaps are a Senior National Account Manager looking to take a more strategic and that next step in your career. What is essential is that you have strong experience in leading and influencing, good knowledge around P&L, presenting to customers and delivering NPD within a FMCG environment.
Final part of the mix.
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 & innovation.
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.