Burton’s Biscuit Company
Location: Office Based, St Albans, Hertfordshire (great location to commute by train, only a 10 minute walk from St Albans City Station)
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include 25 days holiday, company pension, private healthcare, company bonus scheme, free running, yoga and boot camp clubs.
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 8.45am-5.30pm Monday-Friday
Who Are We?
At Burton’s Biscuits 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 and 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 circa 1,600 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and a smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.
We had an amazing 2018, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and our Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4, as part of their documentary 'Made in Britain'. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products and Cathedral City savoury snacks. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.
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 early 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase our baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet and savoury categories.
As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, Burton’s Biscuits envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across our existing product portfolio.
What are we all about?
Here at Burton’s Biscuit 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?
So let’s start with ….…
Why work as part of our UK Commercial Sales Team?
This is an opportunity for you to join a great team full of energy, drive and the passion to make a real difference. If like us, you strive to do the best for your customers, enjoy seeing how your input would help drive forward some of the best biscuit brands for a Top 4 grocery retailer and work directly with one of Burton’s Biscuits flagship customers, then this is the role for you.
Not forgetting gain, you’ll gain exposure of our partner brands, which now include Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite
What does your typical day look like?
Every day is different at Burton’s Biscuits, one day you could be supporting the team with sales forecasting or completing a number of customer led administration tasks/reports, but the next day you could be working with the team on customer presentations or pricing negotiations around promotions or new product ranges.
Once you have found your feet in the team, you will quickly go onto playing a key role in supporting the Senior National Account Manager, with the day to day account management of Spar and Morrisons.
Due to the size & growth opportunity of these two accounts, you will be provided with lots of autonomy and will have the opportunity to manage your own projects. You will get to work cross-functionally across the business, working with our NPD, Innovation & Brand Marketing teams.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
This would be a great role for someone who has had some Field Sales experience with a food FMCG company and is looking to move into a more traditional national account management role.
We’re also keen to hear from recent graduates who have some customer-facing experience, ideally through a placement year or candidates who have proven experience at a Junior National Account Executive or in a similar role. Within a commercial FMCG or consumer product led environment.
If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!!
Final part of the mix.
You need to be a team player with a desire to learn and be comfortable dealing with numbers! Strong commercial awareness and must be able to demonstrate a passion for a career within sales.
Strong interpersonal skills is essential combined with a proactive, self-starting attitude.
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. When you apply you will be given an opportunity to explain why a commercial opportunity within Burton’s Biscuits is the right fit for you.
You may have had previous experience in the following: Junior National Account Executive, Commercial Graduate, Field Sales, Food Manufacturing, Junior Account Manager, FMCG, Sales Executive, Customer Development, Grocery Merchandiser etc.