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.

About us

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 Trade Marketing 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 Trade Marketing teams for the development and adaptation of category strategies of different product categories, to fit the conditions of clients and categories and maximise sales and profits.

Main responsibilities

  • Assisting the Customer Category Team in delivering an omnichannel approach in the Major Mults (focused on Tesco, Sainsburys and ASDA) by helping provide focus on the convenience and online channels.
  • Support the team in observing and identifying the industry leading activations and initiatives to help develop best in class FBC UK initiatives (Perfect Store).
  • Support in the execution of analyses of category, competition and consumer market data to identify business opportunities and new category development plans.
  • Support the evolution of current reporting by adding Tesco Dunnhumby data, Asda quantum data and Sainsburys SIP data.
  • Assist in the development of tools and processes to drive our Retailer Brand business (Coding of Retailer Brand data)
  • Support the team by setting up, rolling out and embedding the following into the FBC UK business
  • Space Planning Software
  • Ultralysis Performance Tool
  • Retailer Brand Coding

Who we are looking for

  • A statistically minded recent graduate or undergraduate looking for a placement year relevant to the Trade Marketing 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 can-do attitude
  • Ability to build positive relationships and engage with different stakeholders
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an interest in the FMCG marketing sector, staying up to date with global trends