Project Manager / Engineering Manager

Edinburgh, Blackpool & Llantarnam
21 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Location: Multisite – Covering Edinburgh, Blackpool & Llantarnam Bakeries (you will need to be based commutable to one of our bakeries)

Salary: Competitive Salary plus Car Allowance, Single & Partner Healthcare, Company Performance Bonus, 25 days holiday (option to buy an extra 5 days holiday a year)

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Why work as part of our Engineering Projects team?

At Burton’s Biscuits we aren’t just innovative when it comes to baking great tasting biscuits, we are also innovative in our approach to ensuring our bakeries are as efficient as possible. In order to do this our Engineering Projects Team are tasked with creating, managing and completing a number of continuous improvements and new initiatives across all of our bakeries within the UK.

We now have an opportunity for an individual to own our Group Energy Reduction Programme.

What does your typical day look like?

Working in a multi-site role, each day will vary as you come up against different challenges per bakery, but you will always have the same goal, which is to… Identify and execute energy reduction capital projects across the group’s bakeries, & continuously reduce the groups energy consumption and energy cost.

You will need to work cross functionally in order to fully understand route causes and to make valid recommendations, this will see you engage with Bakery General Managers, Engineering Teams, Finance, Procurement & Planning teams.

Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to)

- Mapping and understanding of energy use drivers across all sites.

- Identification of opportunities for energy reduction capital projects.

- Assessment of potential costs and benefits and hence return on investment.

- Creation and implementation of Identified projects.

- Post project assessment of benefit delivery.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be successful in this role you will need to hold a degree level (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline, have a proven track record in project management and continuous improvement within a FMCG / Manufacturing environment. It is key that you have covered ‘Energy Reduction’ projects, as well as a capital projects which have included the design, procurement and installation of equipment.

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.

Final part of the mix.

As this is a multi-site role you will need to be able to build key relationships, have great communications skills and be able to articulate ideas & solutions clearly.

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 previous experience in the following: Energy Reduction Manager, Project Manager, Sustainability Manager, Engineering Manager, Environmental Manager, Process Engineer, Energy Performance Manager.

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