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Assistant Brand Manager - Home of the Maryland Cookie

Burtons Biscuits
St Albans
Closing date
30 Mar 2021

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Assistant Brand Manager – Home of the Maryland Cookie

Competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy an extra 5 days a year), company pension, single healthcare cover, company bonus scheme and plenty of career opportunities.

Location: Head Office, St Albans, but due to covid a mixture of home working and office based.

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.

About the role:

You’ll support the current brand team on the No. 1 Cookie Brand in the UK, joining the team as an Assistant Brand Manager, you be a key part of the team that will continue the growth of a brand worth upwards of £50 million.

Innovation is a key part of the role and you’ll get to see idea’s come to life through working with the NPD & R&D teams. This is a really exciting time to be joining a Brand Marketing team and is a fantastic role for some looking to develop their career, with have a clear pathways to becoming a Brand Manager and beyond.

Another big part of the role is owning projects and reviewing data, if you enjoy getting hands of with category data and pulling our great commercial opportunities and build compelling and exciting stories then this is a great role for you.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

If you have 12-18 months brand experience within an FMCG company, either as part of a placement year as part of your degree or have gained some post degree work experience in an FMCG brand team and are looking for your next step in your career then this is a great next role for you.

You’ll need to be able to manage priorities and deal with a fast paced workload, great communication skills are essential and you’ll need to work well working in cross functional teams.

Final part of the mix.

Data will be a key part of this role, so you’ll need to be numbers confident and happy to analysis both marketing / category data as well as financial and sales data.

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.

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Burtons Biscuits

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 over 2,000 people around the UK, in our three main manufacturing facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool.  Our head office is based in St. Albans and a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool. 

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.


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