Global snacking company pladis has appointed a young manufacturing employee from Fife, Scotland, as its youngest factory manager
Morven Burden joined the company as a graduate at its McVitie’s factory in Carlisle and the 27-year-old has relocated to the pladis site in Romania from the UK to manage the company’s Bucharest-based factory, where she will lead a 250-strong team.
In her most recent role as manufacturing capability lead, UK and Europe, she supported new product development, including Godiva Masterpieces, and launched UK products to other global markets such as Israel.
“I was once crowned the Brandy Snap biscuit queen and held a record of making 2,000 by hand in a single shift - hence why I love making biscuits at pladis!
“I am thrilled to be taking this next big step in my career and look forward to adapting to a new and dynamic environment in Romania, one of pladis’ fastest-growing manufacturing hubs. I’m confident I’ll be able to share best working practices and create new growth opportunities between the UK and Romania,” she said.
In her new role as factory manager, Morven will be responsible for maintaining standards and driving growth at the factory, which has 250 employees and produces 4,000 tons of products a year.
Mandy Major, factory manager at pladis’ Aintree site, has acted as a mentor to Morven through her career growth at pladis.
“Since joining us as a young graduate, Morven has shown true passion for the business and our sector. She has begun a remarkable career leading complex and varied manufacturing projects across pladis’ sites, and we’re immensely proud that she is taking on this new role in our global family, bringing all her expertise to Romania,” Major said.