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Burts Chips began life back in 1997 with a small team of just six people. Since then, we’ve grown to a team of 300 staff with a turnover of £44 million, all the while never forgetting that our people are responsible for our success.

Join Our Team

Our success hasn’t meant we’ve forgotten where we came from though; Burts Chips still maintains the values we started with as a small business all those year ago, and employs the most talented people to make the best hand cooked potato chips. Wherever Burts’ people fit into the business, we’re always proud of what we’ve done to build the company’s enviable reputation.

Working here means that along with being able to taste the latest flavours before they hit the shelves, staff at Burts Chips receive:

  • A pension scheme
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Generous leave arrangements
  • Staff discounts
  • Learning and development
  • Taste testing

Burts leadership team

We’re foodies at heart and we know great taste. We won’t compromise on quality, relentlessly pursuing our goal to make the best crisps & snacks our customers want and we’re fearless when faced with challenges. We make great things happen whilst having fun and shout loudly about our successes. We know where we’re going, and know we can’t get there without the best team. We’re always on the hunt for new ideas to try and take to market, making the best products even better for our customers and fans. We’re all part of where we’re going and we’re excited about that!

We’re proud to say that 92% of our staff are satisfied working for Burts, and for a sneak peak to see what it’s like to be part of the team, simply click here to watch our video.

Think you’d fit in? See below for our latest vacancies at Burts.


Plymouth –



Full time, office based, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

To work innovatively with our internal commercial teams (Sales & Marketing) and with external customers to realise (Develop and launch) a program of new product development to ensure that we offer the best possible product range to our customers.


  • Co-ordinate effective NPD communications to the business to all key stakeholders/Team members
  • Manage and keep updated the NPD project tracker
  • Co-ordinate NPD/EPD product & pack/case/pallet information to ensure all information is accurate and available when necessary to produce customer requirements
  • Make kitchen samples for a variety of purposes.
  • Submit product sample ( with costs, rationale & nutrionals) submissions to brand manager for consumer research, customers for customer panels and attend customer panels alongside commercial  manager to illicit direct feedback/ product development points.
  • Proactively work with suppliers to understand latest new techniques, flavours, products etc. Provide updates to key stakeholders in rest of business.
  • Manage test kitchen to ensure it is stocked and maintained to the highest standards
  • Control & manage NPD paperwork system
  • Develop & demonstrate knowledge of our customer & consumer requirements and actively contribute, challenge and enhance   briefs
  • Lead internal projects through the NPD process
  • Collate, analyse and report on NPD performance figure
  • Work with other members of the business on approving customer specifications & artwork
  • Request and provide product samples for sales team, customers, PR and other events.
  • Lead and attend production trials and first production run of products, as and when necessary, to ensure compliance/validation of the specification/costs and process.
  • Work within the NPD team to identify opportunities for development of new products that will contribute to the overall profitability of the business.
  • Attend idea generation sessions with key stakeholders/departments to feed into future innovation plans.


  • Degree level or equivalent in a food related subject desirable


  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Previous experience in a brand led New Product Development role is desirable
  • Experience working with the key retailers would be desirable as would experience working on ambient products
  • Food and FMCG would be preferable

Please contact for more details or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.



Full time, office based, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Travel between Plymouth & Leicester sites required.

The post holder will have substantial project management experience ideally gained in an FMCG environment. The role will include the following activities:

  • Provides project leadership on complex innovation projects and drives the Innovation pipeline forward, maintaining a pro-active focus on execution of project deliverables.
  • Leads multi-discipline Innovation projects through the innovation process until product launch.
  • Undertakes feasibility studies (process/equipment/ capability) for new product ideas in line with NPD process and ensures best practice risk assessment protocols are adhered to.
  • Supports the Head of NPD and ensures the business’ compliance with the its Innovation and NPD Process and with other project management and associated Policies, Procedures, Processes.
  • Leads and Manages a small multi-site team of NPD professionals.

Prince 2 Project Management Qualification or equivalent level qualification desirable.

Please contact for more details or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter

Credit Controller 

12 month Fixed Term Contract.

Full time, office based. AAT Level 4 desirable.

Working as part of a busy Finance team for a fast-paced FMCG Company, post holder undertakes a range of financial activities including:

  • Credit control and Sales Ledger Control
  • Provide a financial point of contact to the company’s customers
  • Account for all cash received from customers
  • Cover for sales invoices being raised
  • Provide financial assistance to the Financial Accountant
  • Monitor credit ratings of customers
  • Process the account applications for new customers, conduct credit checks and obtain credit references

The post holder speaks with customers and suppliers over the phone and corresponding via email. They have a can-do attitude, are customer focused and a team player.

Please contact for more details or to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.

Leicester –


4 on / 4 off ‘Continental type’ shift pattern (6 – 6)

Competitive salary and generous night shift allowance, where applicable

Reporting to the Line Leader / Shift Manager, your role will include:

  • Setting up the packaging machines to meet the specific customer specifications.
  • Oversee the lines with respect to weighing through to packing and to monitor quality the quality of the product packaging and packing whilst achieving targets and deadlines.
  • Develop an understanding of the remaining lines and to be in a position to offer cover for the line leader in the event of absence.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Line Leader / Shift Manager

Please contact for more details to apply, please send a CV and covering letter.


As a company we commit to keeping up to date with the relevant legislation such as minimum wages, insurance and health and safety standards.  This normally takes the form of government websites and email alert systems.

We are committed to adhering to the International Labour Organisation’s Core conventions which include the following aspects:

  • Employment is freely chosen
  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining is respected
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour will not be used
  • Wages exceed minimum wage legislation – Living Wages are paid
  • No discrimination is practiced – we operate an equal opportunities policy
  • Regular employment is provided
  • No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.

We use an agency to provide additional operational labour when required – usually to cover holidays and sickness.  The agency is audited at a minimum twice a year.  They have a Gang Masters license and operate according to our requirements.  They provide induction training before the staff start.  A record is kept of who is on site and where they are working.  Regular meetings are held to discuss any issues and provide feedback.


Burts Potato Chips Ltd commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation.

Hidden labour exploitation is exploitation of job applicants and workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management.  It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation.  It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.

Policy Commitments

Burts Potato Chips Limited shall:

  1. Designate appropriate managers to attend “Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation” training and to have responsibility for developing and operating company procedures relevant to this issue.
  2. Accept that job finding fees are a business cost, and will not allow these to be paid by job applicants.  The Company will not use any individual or organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that workers are not being charged a work finding fee.
  3. Ensure that all staff responsible for directly recruiting workers are trained to be aware of issues around third party labour exploitation and signs to look for and have signed appropriate Compliance Principles.
  4. Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and competent staff members.
  5. Adopt a proactive approach to reporting suspicions of hidden worker exploitation to the Gang-masters Licensing Authority and police.
  6. Provide information on tackling “Hidden Labour Exploitation” to our workforce at induction, workforce training and post information and worker leaflets on the noticeboards.
  7. Encourage workers to report cases of hidden third party labour exploitation, provide the means to do so and investigate and act on reports appropriately.
  8. Positively encourage and support employees and agency workers to report such exploitation which may be occurring within their communities
  9. Require labour providers and other organisations in the labour supply chain to adopt policies and procedures consistent with the above.

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