We are FBC UK, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge).

FBC UK was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company.

We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We are proud manufacturing partners to some of the biggest UK retailers and household names. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Isle of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset and our HQ in St Albans. Together, we employ circa 4,000 amazing colleagues across all our locations.

Company description

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming UK Market Leader.

Whilst we know that we have delicious products we also know that that the key ingredient to our success is our people, and the passion we have for our brands. You could be the jammy to our dodger, party ring to our Fox’s or the choc-chip to our Maryland?! We knead people with innovative ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the commitment to drive FBC UK to success.

We are committed to building an inclusive workforce that feels empowered to build a fulfilling and successful career. By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) we create a supportive environment for people to thrive and strive to have more positive impact.

We understand that having formal and on-the-job learning opportunities is key to our colleagues’ professional and personal growth. We are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn from each other and grow through a variety of learning experiences.

Our colleagues make our business special. With strong community values, we believe FBC UK is a more prosperous and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each other whilst meeting our business goals.

About the role

This is a full-time, 1-year FTC, hybrid role based in our headquarters in St Albans. As part of the Supply & Operations Planning team, this will be a varied, fast-paced role where you will gain exposure across the function.

You’ll be hands-on, supporting FBC UK S&OP teams to contribute to the efficient supply chain operations and control, as well as the business references for the sales forecast accuracy in line with the company objectives regarding service levels and cost to serve.

Main responsibilities

Plans aggregation

  • Manages the aggregation of sales and marketing data on the common framework (product view, SKU, brand, QTY, etc.)
  • Support the interaction with sales and marketing references to get updates
  • Support the collection of historical and forecast data from sales and marketing
  • Support in the coaching and communication of forecasting methodologies and tools to the business

Demand Planning

  • Support the demand planning for the full S&OP horizon considering trends, commercial initiatives and other inputs
  • Leads the communication of inputs and insights to the business references
  • Support the translation of the demands into an operative delivery plan
  • Support the operationalisation of the demand plan in the relevant planning tool
  • Support sales and marketing with the development of the demand plan for new products by conducting different analysis

Demand Control

  • Support the checking and balances of the short-term plan to deploy deliveries to customers
  • Support in the communication of information through different coordination mechanisms to validate demand
  • Support the input of demands in SAP or relevant planning tools, ensuring data consistency

Sales & Operation Planning Cycle

  • Support the definition of the agenda, main topics and participants of the periodical S&OP meetings
  • Support the team by providing KPIs/reporting regularly
  • Support the yearly budget process by collecting, assessing and operationalising discontinuities

Who we are looking for

  • Be a recent graduate relevant to the Demand and Supply function, seeking to acquire experience, practice, skills and exposure
  • Analytical skills and ability to transform data into insights
  • Attention to detail, methodical and results-oriented
  • Curiosity, self-motivated and a can-do attitude
  • Ability to build positive relationships and engage with different stakeholders
  • Creative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an interest in the FMCG marketing sector, staying up to date with global trends

Diversity statement

FBC UK is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way.

In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at FBC UK. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.