Supply Chain

Whether you work in one of our Commercial teams, Finance, IT, Free From, Human Resources, Central Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement, or Quality, you will be enabling our family to be Britain’s best food business.

 

Supply Chain brings together our commercial, manufacturing and distribution plans to ensure we can produce and deliver products of the highest freshness and quality, with industry leading service levels to our customers. Our ultimate goal in supply chain is for If we achieve this we deliver our part of the Company vision to be Britain’s best food business.

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Free From

Beginning in 2011, Warburtons Free From is a young, dynamic and relatively new business operating and growing within the wider Warburtons business. With a dedicated gluten free bakery in Newburn, Newcastle and commercial team based at Centre in Bolton, the team are responsible for all activity through: retailers, foodservice, prescription and export. Our team includes: Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Technical, Engineering, Planning and Bakery Manufacturing. Literally a business within a business!

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Innovation and Product Marketing

Innovation is at the heart of how we stay on top of our game. Creating breakthrough product innovation is central to the future of the business and to achieving growth. The team develop new products and take them on the journey from ideation to launch, ensuring they meet evolving consumer needs. The team includes Innovation & product Marketing, Technical, programme and project management, Discovery and Breakthrough packaging and engineering.

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Category

and Product Strategy

The team manage and generate the data and insights that form the basis of our strategic and tactical decision making. We need to understand the consumer, category and retailer trends that we operate in and then ensure that our product range and innovation delivers against these opportunities. We align our efforts with our retail customers and make sure that we ultimately deliver for shoppers and consumers.

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Retail Development

You can never miss seeing our products in your favourite retailer. There they are - displayed perfectly, in the right way - a feast that meets the eye. The team are responsible for ensuing great relationships with our customers from the largest supermarkets to local independent stores.

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Procurement

The role of Procurement Team is to ensure we select and develop the best suppliers who align with the Warburton’s vision and values. By working collaboratively with our key suppliers and our internal business stakeholders we ensure key goals are met through supplying the best quality raw materials, providing effective market insight and great customer service every day.

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Continuous Improvement

Our ambition to deliver Unbeatable Quality and Breakthrough Innovation requires exceptional engineering solutions. Alongside our engineering focus, we also support the bakery teams to progress their journey towards Operational Excellence by continuously developing our approach to Asset Care, Bakery Operations and Manufacturing Training & Development

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Finance

Whether it’s in a role supporting our Commercial and Operations teams directly or being a key player providing insightful management reporting, managing cash through our Treasury team or ensuring we pay both our own people and our suppliers properly, finance plays an important role in decision making across the business. Overall the objective of our team is making sure we get value for money from every pound we spend.

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HR

Warburtons has always been about family. Our 4500 people are in every way part of that family and HR plays a key role in ensuring we develop our people, develop great leaders, have talent to support our business now and in the future and enable a culture of listening and engagement. We have a team of specialists at Centre and HR teams in every bakery, such is the emphasis we have on people and getting it right.

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Marketing Communications

The Marketing Communications team bring to life our passion for baking the best-tasting, highest quality products for our consumers. Developing and executing market-leading campaigns that work across a broad mix of traditional and digital channels to demonstrate our brand values to an ever-changing consumer audience. Recent years have seen us partner with some exciting celebrity names to really get people talking about our brand and communicating what we are all about. It’s a highly collaborative team, working with many of the wider business functions as well as managing our external agencies.

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Category

Development

The team ensures strategic management of the bakery category and supports increasing returns for both suppliers and retailers. By understanding how modern lifestyles are changing how people shop, the category managers are able to identify areas of growth within the Bakery category, recommend how ranges should be laid out in-store and online and ultimately influence how shopper needs can be met successfully. It’s a varied and exciting area where analysis unlocks an insight, which in turn directly leads to market value growth.

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Customer Business

and Sales Strategy

We place a lot of emphasis in ensuring customer satisfaction with our retailers and wholesalers around the UK. The team’s role is to negotiate with our customers buying teams to delivery growth and raise our profile in support of our five-year plan.

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Innovation and Product Marketing

Innovation is at the heart of how we stay on top of our game. Creating breakthrough product innovation is central to the future of the business and to achieving growth. The team develop new products and take them on the journey from ideation to launch, ensuring they meet evolving consumer needs. The team includes Innovation & product Marketing, Technical, programme and project management, Discovery and Breakthrough packaging and engineering.

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Quality

We are passionate about the quality of the products and the delivery of unbeatable quality – every slice, every bite is a key point of focus for the business. The Quality Team is responsible for setting, maintaining and developing the targets for process and ingredient performance to ensure products consistently exceed customer and consumer expectations. The team includes groups supporting operations, the main product categories, wheat and flour selection, training and product assessment.

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Compliance

The team champions compliance across the business in order to maintain adherence to legal and external requirements. To ensure the safety of our people, products and processes the Compliance team support the business in understanding and implementing what we need through both the hearts and minds of all our colleagues. The team includes Food Safety, Quality Standards, Nutrition, Labelling and Health, Safety and Environment.

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IT

It’s not just in the Bakery we demonstrate our innovation. Our IT teams show just how cutting edge we can be in a so many ways, working hand in hand with colleagues right across the business along with external partners to roll-out the best technology and IT solutions in order to help the business to run smoothly and grow.

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Bolton, in the North of England, is still home to our Head Office (or Centre as it’s known). A hive of activity providing direction and support in its many forms to all areas of the business. Almost every function you could imagine is here - which is great news for those looking to use their talents in a Head Office environment, passionate about contributing to the ongoing success of a much-loved family business.

 

Whether you work in one of our Commercial teams, Finance, IT, Free From, Human Resources, Central Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement, or Quality, you will be enabling our family to be Britain’s best food business.