Product Change Manager
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About the Role
As our Product Change (Commercialisation) Manager you will report into the Head of Business Projects and be responsible for the 'end to end' management of the product lifecycle. You will lead, through a team (3 direct reports, 2 dotted line reports), all projects through the NPD funnel, and be responsible for the final delivery of all product related changes within the business.
You will co-develop and maintain effective project management and governance processes which are aligned across the relevant business functions. You will manage the team of Product Lifecycle Managers to ensure projects are effectively managed through all stages of the lifecycle; from initial concept development through to final evaluation and eventual de-list. You'll be accountable for defining product launch framework and the associated critical path milestones.
You will be an accomplished Project Manager, Commercialisation Manager or Supply Chain Manager, with a proven track record in managing product change within an FMCG manufacturing environment. You'll be highly comfortable working in a large business and working across multiple business functions. Ideally you'll have multi-site project management ecperience and able to co-ordinate remote teams and stakeholders including Plant General Manager's, Commercial Managers, Procurement and NPD.
It would be fantastic if you have experience of retailer private label and have a Prince 2 or GANTT Qualification - however these are not essential.
Salary & Benefits
The salary for this role is £40,000 - £45,000 plus £6,400 car allowance. We also offer an annual bonus incentive and a good company pension scheme, as well as private healthcare, 4x basic salary life assurance plus 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays.
Who are we?
Our drinks on every table. That's the Refresco vision. We're thirsty for more and growing fast which is why we recently invested £1.25 billion in expanding our global manufacturing footprint making us the largest independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices in the world. We currently produce 12 billion litres from 59 manufacturing plants in 12 countries and we’re only just getting started…
Our UK Business unit has six manufacturing plants providing a great place to work for 1800 employees producing private label soft drinks and fruit juices for all the leading retailers including Tesco, ASDA, Morrison’s, Sainsburys, ALDI and Lidl. We also manufacture for branded customers such as Innocent, Ocean Spray, Weetabix, Del Monte and Um Bongo. Whether it’s packed in Cartons, PET, Aseptic PET or Cans, we ensure that our products are not only manufactured to the highest quality standards but they get where they need to be when they need to get there to meet the needs of our high profile customers.