International Account Manager – Leading Food Manufacture
Location: Homebased role, travel to St Albans Head Office 2-4 times a month and international travel to meet customers as required, which will include overnight stays. (Currently a home working due to covid)
Package: Competitive salary, company performance related bonus (paid out the last 4 years), 25 days holiday (plus option to buy an extra 5 days), single private healthcare cover,
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.
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 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?
Why work as part of our sales team?
This is an opportunity to join a great sales team full of energy, drive and the passion to make a real difference, striving to do the best for their customers and seeing the results of that drive promoting some of the best biscuit brands on the market and not forgetting our partner brands now including Mars.
Thanks to our International team to can find Burtons Biscuits across Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Russia and all the way in Australia.
What does your typical day look like?
Every day is different at Burton’s Biscuit Company, but the main purpose of this role will be is to step change how we engage European retailers by developing partnerships at a market level whilst also managing day to day existing accounts and to maximise growth potential.
One day you might in the office speaking to our key international customers, the following day you might be on a plane to meet with a new customer or buyer in person (hopefully soon anyway!)
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
If you have strong Account Management experience, where you have worked with international customers within a food or an FMCG environment. You will also need to be comfortable on the phone, a strong negotiator and be an excellent presenter; part of this role would be to bring on new retailer brand business.
Final part of the mix.
We’re keen to hear from candidates who are looking to be part of building a bigger project and to help continue build the Burton’s Biscuits brand on an international basis.
If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!! This role is based in St Albans, although for the right candidate a home based role could be considered, with the expectation you would still travel to St Albans at least 1-2 days a week, once safe to do so.
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 in or be interested in the following: International Account Manager, Trade Marketing, National Account Executive, Export Manager, International Business Development, Food Manufacturing, EMEA Account Manager, European Sales, etc.