Value Engineering Technologist - Ingredients

Kegworth, Derby
31 Aug 2019
30 Sep 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

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.




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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.

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