New Supply Chain Director for United Biscuits
United Biscuits (UB), the leading international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, has today announced that John Titmuss is to take up the role of Group Supply Chain Director, with effect from 1 October. John has been with United Biscuits since early 2013 as Group HR Director.
Jeff van der Eems, CEO of United Biscuits commented, “John has been instrumental in the transformation of the business since his arrival, particularly in our operations and in enabling our culture change programme. John will bring a different perspective to the Supply Chain which, I believe, will help take it to the next level in terms of talent development, operational excellence and our determination to make UB a great place to work for many years to come”.
John Titmuss has held HRD and senior operating roles with a global remit across FMCG, manufacturing and professional services sectors. Prior to UB, John was HR Director of Hovis and Premier Foods Supply Chain. As well as his deep experience in HR, John has also had a number of significant operational roles in his career before UB, including running all of UK service, logistics and technical operations for Novar (Honeywell) in the UK and running the central operations of the Indalex Aluminum Solutions business in North America.
John Titmuss, newly appointed Supply Chain Director said, “As an HRD, it is rare to be able take on such a significant operational role, and I feel very privileged to be given this opportunity. I have been in manufacturing for most of my career, and over the last two years I have developed a great attachment to UB, our brands, our many and varied facilities and our people – all of whom are deeply committed to making great products. We have shown in recent times that we can face up to the ferociously competitive market in which we operate, and that we can both win and secure good quality jobs and careers for the long term. I am looking forward to the challenge of continuing that journey in my new role and to delivering on our ambitious future plans”.
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About United Biscuits
United Biscuits (UB) is a leading international biscuit manufacturer whose baking heritage goes back generations, with many recipes passed down since the 1800s. UB bakes some of the best loved sweet and savoury biscuits and cakes that are household names in their respective markets; supported by a strong culture of innovation to continually develop snack brands. Among UB’s popular brand names are McVitie’s, Penguin, go ahead!, McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes, Jacob’s, Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Twiglets, Mini Cheddars and Carr’s in the UK, BN, Delacre, Verkade and Sultana in Continental Europe and Haansbro in Nigeria.
As the leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK and second largest in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland, the company owns and operates 16 manufacturing facilities, of which seven are in the UK and has a strong footprint for growth, with products sold in over 130 countries.
UB is owned by Yildiz Holding – Owner of the master brands Ülker, McVitie’s and Godiva, Yildiz is a global, snacking focused food company with over 320 brands in 49 different categories. With 72 factories in 14 countries, the company exports to 100+ countries and operates in a geography housing around 4 billion people. Yildiz is the world’s 3rd largest biscuits company and employs 46,000 people around the world. https://english.yildizholding.com.tr/