Value Engineering Technologist - Ingredients

Employer
Refresco
Location
Kegworth, Derby
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Sep 2019

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Function
Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Location
Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Kegworth
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Can you  lead the management of our ingredients portfolio to deliver the budgets for Refresco UK?

 

 

 

Are you able to review and rationalise our ingredients portfolio to ensure that we have the best range within our product library?

 

 

 

Can you act as an ingredients specialist and help to ensure that the NPD team utilize the best ingredients relevant for their NPD?.

 

 

 

 

 

Key responsibilities of the role:

 

 

 

Reporting to the Senior NPD Technologist, you will work with Senior NPD team and Value Engineering colleague to create the best library of ingredients for our business to provide flavour & price variety across our range of finished products; value to premium whilst ensuring that numbers are maintained at a manageable level to limit complexity and waste within our operations. The role involves managing the UK suppliers to rationalise ranges to improve profitability for Refresco wherever possible including recommending changes across the supply base if needed.
You will build a clear understanding along with the NPD controller and the procurement team of the commercial aspects of our ingredients within the portfolio, whilst building a proactive plan for ingredients changes and keeping close to NPD team to make changes in line with retailer range reviews and packaging changes.

 

 

 

Does this sound like you?

 

 

 

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this role is competitive and dependent on experience.  We also offer an annual bonus incentive and a good company pension scheme, as well as 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.

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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