Careers

If you love food and culture, and want to join a lively and friendly team – Westmill could be for you.

Westmill is a lively, challenging and fun place to work. If you love food from all over the world and understand how central it is to our lives, then Westmill could be the right workplace for you. At Westmill you can use your initiative to make a real difference, and apply your commercial acumen and creativity to something you truly care about.

We are part of Associated British Foods plc, a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group and makers of the famous brands you probably already know and love. There will be even more opportunities for you to broaden and extend your career within our family group.


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Here’s a list of current opportunities at Westmill Foods. You can also search by location.

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6 jobs found

Demand Planning
North London (Enfield)
11th October 2017


Finance
North London (Enfield)
26th September 2017


Accounting
Manchester (Trafford Park)
24th August 2017


Technical
North London (Enfield)
29th September 2017


Marketing
North London (Enfield)
29th September 2017


Marketing
North London (Enfield)
29th September 2017

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Our People

Jon Somers – Trade Marketing Manager

If I had to describe my current role as Trade Marketing Manager at Westmill Foods, I would say it’s exciting and rewarding but full of challenge. Working across such a diversified product portfolio makes no two days the same and the fast paced nature of the business ensures every day is motivating.

My role focusses on the Westmill retail brands and is all about understanding our consumers’ shopping behaviour and translating that knowledge into advice and tools that enable our customers to promote our brands as well as grow their own businesses.

Working closely with the brand marketers and the sales team, I develop retail activation strategies to ensure customer and consumer engagement with each activity launched.

I joined Westmill in July 2013, having previously been part of the ABF group for the past 5 years. As my previous roles within the group have been more B2B and commodity sector roles, I was extremely excited by the opportunity at Westmill as this offered me valuable experience within the retail and FMCG sector.

Whilst continuing to develop my functional and industry knowledge, I have also really enjoyed learning about the food and culture of our consumer groups, something that keeps each day interesting.

As well as being a warm and welcoming business at all levels, Westmill represents a great place to make a difference. I have been given the autonomy to express my ideas and challenge the norm wherever I can. Being part of ABF offers great career and development opportunities, both domestically and globally. With such a diverse group of companies, the possibilities really are endless.


Hina Sharma – Senior Brand Manager

I joined Westmill Foods in November of 2012 and I am part of the Indian Marketing team. I work as the Senior Brand Manager on Rajah, which is the key brand of spices and seasoning for the ethnic consumers in the UK. This means that I am responsible for the overall P&L, volume and value delivery on my brand. My work includes gaining deeper and meaningful understanding of our consumers and how and why they use spices. I am responsible for defining the overall business and marketing objectives for my brand and developing and implementing annual brand plans to deliver the agreed objectives.

The best thing about Westmill, and especially the marketing team, is the high level of ownership I have of the brand I work on, in terms of defining and shaping the brand’s strategy and its future. Also working in the ethnic market is very interesting. The lack of consumer and customer data often means that we have to challenge ourselves harder to think out of the box to come up with solutions to many business issues on a day to day basis.

Despite being a part of ABF, Westmill retains a relaxed and informal atmosphere which embraces different working styles and enables people to have a real impact on business issues.

Every day at Westmill can provide new challenges. My most recent work on defining pricing strategy, monitoring and changing prices for our products has been one of the most challenging projects that I have worked on. In the ethnic market information is scarce and using the information you have to inform the right decision can sometimes be tricky. However, the sense of achievement once you have a solution to an issue is well worth the effort.


Dale Dallaway – Site General Manager

My name is Dale Dallaway and I am the Site General Manager for our Enfield site at Westmill Foods. I joined Westmill on the Supply Chain Graduate scheme back in September 2006, where I completed various project roles across the supply chain, as well as production shift manager duties in both the Enfield and Trafford sites. Since then I have been lucky enough to hold and develop in various roles including Project Analyst, Warehouse Manager, Manufacturing Manager and Operations Manager before moving into my current role as Site GM.

In my role I have overall responsibility of the site ensuring that we keep our people safe, we drive quality standards and deliver on cost, whilst ensuring we develop sustainable competitive advantage through capital, continuous improvement and development of our people. I enjoy my role and I am constantly challenged, it is varied with no two days the same and I have the opportunity to work with some great people.

I think Westmill is a great place to work and the best thing about working here is that it cares about its people, there is a culture where people can develop and careers can flourish. Being part of ABF also offers the opportunity to develop within the group.


Cliff Palterman – Engineering Department

From my very first time on a Westmill site I felt right at home. In the middle of my interview we had to leave the building to allow one of the new 100ton storage silo’s to be lifted over the offices and secured into position before we could continue with the interview. (This reminded me of the construction sites I grew up on as a child). The staff who later gave me a site tour were extremely passionate about the product and their roles to the extent they could be classed as super fans. I left the site that day wanting the job just to be part of this team.

Over the last decade Westmill and I have grown from strength to strength building on our experience and learning new skills to be prepared for the next challenge. This has taken me across departments and I have been involved in many teams and challenges that no day is ever the same.

Working in the engineering department I am challenged every day to understand and implement repairs and maintenance within budget requirements. The role goes further into continually driving improvement in an attempt to stay ahead of our competitors.

No day is ever the same in our world of technology revolution, understanding the process and providing support to other departments with engineering specific knowledge to help make informed decisions about the process as a whole.


Amar Sagoo – Account Controller

I joined Westmill Foods over 4 years ago as Regional Sales Manager before progressing to my current position of Account Controller. This was a real change in career direction for me as my background is within Financial Services.

I am responsible for driving sales in our successful Indian sector through a portfolio of customers that have been identified as important to Westmill and have the potential to grow ahead of the market. My job involves customer relationship management through effective internal and external interpersonal skills. My objectives are to increase commercial opportunities focused towards our business objectives, delivery of business drivers and brand prominence through client partnership programmes.

Westmill has a work culture which respects, inspires, invests and empowers you to succeed. Our open door environment encourages discussion and support from all levels of management. There are fantastic opportunities for personal and functional development.

Our passion and continual investment in our brands has translated into their market leading position. As we grow through acquisition and development the possibilities are endless.


Julius Gunevičius – Commercial Finance Analyst

My name is Julius and I am a Commercial Finance Analyst in Westmill Foods. I joined in October 2013 to build my commercial finance experience. I‘ve been with ABF for 4 years now, starting in an own label bakery as an Operations Accountant. Thanks to ABF‘s financial support, generous study policies and range of experiences, I became a fully qualified Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA).

I could break my current role into three main areas: Forecasting and budgeting – I prepare multiple schedules for the business broken down by segments and market to ensure forecasts are financially sound; Marketing and trade investment – this includes brand, overrider schemes and tactical sales marketing expenditure; Period end duties and ad-hoc support to sales, marketing and senior finance teams.

In Westmill, I most enjoy that every day is new and interesting. We are constantly challenging our processes and trying to improve. I also enjoy interacting with senior managers where my reports are constantly used to support decision making processes. Furthermore, Westmill is a large business in terms of turnover, but a small business in headcount, so you can almost feel like a family. The sense of closeness, traditional events and staff briefings makes Westmill a really good place to work and one that makes you want to get up in the morning.

I think working in finance here or any other ABF business opens up massive opportunities. Everyone is keen for finance personnel to move across multinational businesses to enable robust development.

In summary, Westmill is a great place to work and belong, and I am doing my best to ensure that I am giving at least as much as I am getting.


Lisa Peacock – Capacity Planner & Scheduler

When I started work for Westmill in 2006, I had no idea of the opportunities that would be available to me. It was simply an opportunity to return to Logistics (I was then Logistics Coordinator) at a company relatively close to home. My son was only 5 years old at the time and although my job is very important to me, it had to fit around childcare and not impact on home life. What was advertised as a 8am-5pm role became a 9am-4.30pm role and this gave me the support I needed to start developing my career once again.

What started as a ‘simple’ Logistics planning role, grew into a Selby Transport Manager role then developed further with the addition of Trafford site responsibilities. With the support of Line Managers and Heads of Department, I have had the opportunity to explore other career options under the safety of the ABF umbrella. I am currently in Manufacturing – responsible for managing Production / Milling capacity vs. Demand Forecast within the constraints / challenges of raw material supply.

It is a varied role and a key hub in the Rice Segment Team – the link between Commercial, Marketing, Purchasing, Technical, Customer Service & Logistics functions. Whilst I have always been able to view the bigger picture, outside of my own department, in this new role I have had to learn to think more strategically with a long term view (12-18mnths) as well as maintaining a short term 0-12wk view and the challenge to deliver production as per plan.

Westmill has given me, a non-graduate, the opportunity to learn and develop and stretch myself to reach goals I had previously not considered possible. All of this development is done with the encouragement and support of colleagues, managers and directors within Westmill and the wider ABF Group.


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Why Join Us?

Westmill is a complex, dynamic and diverse business which has the entrepreneurial feel and culture of a small business.  It feels pacey and down to earth with an informal and warm atmosphere.  Westmill people are passionate about our brands, performing in our markets and working together to succeed.  At Westmill you can expect to have a high degree of autonomy and freedom and can make a real difference.

Our Behaviours

Our Westmill behaviours set out our ways of working, the approach that we believe will help us to deliver our vision and strategy and also capture that ‘X factor’ that makes Westmill really special.

Passion is what keeps us going when things get tough and the desire to do better.

Thinking differently and looking for new ways of doing things, and making these happen, ensures Westmill continues to thrive.

Managing complexity and being able to ‘see the woods for the trees’ ensures we focus our time and energy on the things that will make a difference.

Collaboration with colleagues across teams and departments ensures we build better solutions.

Care for our colleagues’ safety, interests and values is what makes Westmill special, and sets us apart from other organisations.

Performance means we all go that little bit further and dig deeper to reach our business objectives.

ABF plc

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.3bn and over 113,000 employees in 47 countries.

We aim to achieve strong, sustainable leadership positions in markets that offer potential for profitable growth, and deliver quality products and services that are central to people’s lives.

Our business is split into five segments: Sugar; Agriculture; Retail; Grocery; and Ingredients. Westmill Foods forms part of the Grocery Division within ABF.

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Our Locations

Middlesex

Westmill Foods,
26 Crown Road,
Enfield, Middlesex,
EN1 1DZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 208 345 8100
enquiries@westmill.co.uk

Manchester

Westmill Foods
2 Main Avenue,
Trafford Park,
Manchester,
M17 1FD
Telephone: +44 (0) 1618 866900

North Yorkshire

Westmill Foods
Rice Milling Division, The Quay,
Selby,
North Yorkshire,
Y08 4EG
Telephone: +44 (0) 1757 293200

European Office

Westmill Foods Europe B.V. (formerly known as B.E. International Foods B.V.),
Regus Campus, Dalsteindreef 141,
1112 XJ,  Diemen,
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 207 946989
Fax:  +31 (0) 207 946990

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