Head of Operational Excellence

Kegworth, Derby
Competitive salary, car allowance, bonus, 12% employer contribution pension, life assurance.
20 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

As a result of our integration and our growth agenda, we have an exciting, challenging, brand new opportunity for somebody to join Refresco UK as Head of Operational Excellence.

Reporting to the UK Manufacturing Director, the Head of Operational Excellence is responsible for the creation, development and deployment of best practice policies and procedures which support the UK business strategy.

The role will support the Manufacturing Leadership team in creating the UK’s manufacturing optimisation agenda in regards to co-ordination of major projects, initiatives and overall performance monitoring with key focuses including Health, Safety and Environmental performance and captial investment project management.

The Head of Operation Excellence will:-

Co-ordinate the overall development of the annual and long term business plan for the UK business and lead the development of the manufacturing agenda to deliver the Refresco UK and Group Objectives, implementing corrective action where required.

Ensure that HSE Managers are driving group standards and these are being fully implemented accross the UK Manfuacturing businesses, developing and driving a common HSE Management system that supports Refrescos “Zero Impact” culture and keeping updated with legal regulatory changes that ensure the HSE Management system is fully compliant.

Lead the UK Manufacturing teams in the development of a standard approach to large capital investment projects, including preparation of bids and tendering, negotiation, aswell as the installation through to production handover.

Develop and lead the UK Continuous Improvement teams in the implementation of the Refresco Peak Excellence programme that is designed to improve operational effectiveness through enablement and empowerment to improve daily manufacturing levels and productivity.

Work with the UK Manufacturing teams to support and drive the UK talent program to create and sustain a pipeline of talent ensuring identified individuals are given exposure and gain working knowledge of the operational policies and procedures in their personal development plans.

As Head of Operational Excellence you will be:-

Degree qualified or Equivalent within Engineering, Technology or Finance preferably.

A proven, effective and empowering leader.

A UK wide operational manager with significant exposure within a fast moving goods enviroment.

Fully conversant with modern manufacturing methodologies, systems planning and Lean implementation.

Experienced in Manufacturing leadership within a large, FMCG Environment.

Be analytical with the capability to plan and implement UK wide intiatives in a complex organisational context.

About Refresco

Our drinks on every table. That's our vision. So, yes, it's safe to say we're ambitious. We're thirsty for more, constantly looking to the future. To new products, new services, new markets, new customers. Through our people applying our core values of 'Responsible', 'Entrepreneurial', 'Excellent', 'Market Driven' and 'Innovative' we have grown substantially since 1999 and we will continue to be successful.

Refresco is the world's largest independent bottler soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers. With production in Europe, North America and Mexico our global sourcing and local R&D capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of products, manufactured to customer specifications and requirements.

Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices, vegetable juices, nectars, water and water +, CSD (carbonated soft drinks), energy and sports drinks, seasonal and speciality drinks and RTD (ready to drink) tea carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass.

In addition to the efficiency of our bottling processes, we can also provide our customers with total supply chain solutions - from planning and sourcing of raw materials and packaging through to warehousing and transportation.

Visit our website www.refresco.com for more details

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is competitive and comes with a company bonus, private healthcare for yourself and immediate family, employer pension contribution of 12%, car allowance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.


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