Product Lifecycle Manager - Interim

Employer
Refresco
Location
Kegworth, Derby
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
15 Sep 2019

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Function
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Location
Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicester, Kegworth
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Our vision is both simple and ambitious: to put our drinks on every table.

We are the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands, and our products are distributed worldwide from our production sites in Europe and North America. So, although our own branding may not appear on the labels of the beverages we produce, there’s a good chance you are reading this while sipping one of our drinks.

Our ambition and our drive to continually improve is what keeps us at the top of our game. We’re solutions based. We’re innovative. We seek out new challenges and conquer them. This is our company ethos, but it’s our people’s too: Refresco is at the cutting edge of a fast moving industry because we have passionate people pushing the boundaries of what’s best.

So stop and think: how would you put our drinks on every table?

 

Product Lifecycle Manager (Fixed Term 3 - 6 Months)

About the Role

Reporting to the Commercialisation Manager, you will ensure that product launches, product changes and product delists are executed on time and within budget. You will coordinate the activities required by internal departments, external suppliers and customers in order to meet the customer's expectations. You will work collaboratively with NPD, Technical Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Commercial, as well as interfacing with customers, design and repro houses and printers to ensure that new products or packaging are launched on time.

About You

You will be an accomplished Project Manager or Supply Chain Manager with a proven track record within an FMCG manufacturing environment. You'll have demonstrable experience of working in a large cross functional team environment and experience of multi-site project management.

 

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.

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.

We focus on providing high customer service levels as well as core innovations through the introduction of new packages, flavours and varieties of soft drinks and fruit juices. In (co-)designing new products, we share extensive knowledge of market trends, local consumer preferences, product formulas, raw materials, and new production technologies.

We are able to develop new concepts and bring these to market in an extremely short time frame.

Our head office is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In January 2018 Refresco announced completion of the acquisition of the bottling activities of Cott Beverages.

Refresco Beverages UK

In the UK, Refresco Beverages UK has our headquarters in Kegworth, Derbyshire, employs 1800 people across 6 sites (Bridgwater, Kegworth, Nelson, Bondgate, Wrexham & Macduff). We work with all the leading UK retailers including Tesco, ASDA, Morrison's, Sainsbury, ALDI and Lidl to produce their private labels and with branded customers such as Innocent, Ocean Spray, Weetabix, Del Monte and Um Bongo. We have packaging capability in Cartons, PET, Aseptic PET and Cans.

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