Commercial Manager

Employer
Refresco
Location
Kegworth, Derby
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Oct 2019

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Function
Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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About the Role

As one of our Commercial Manager, you'll lead & develop the direction for business growth of the designated brand portfolio for Refresco UK across all of the target trade channels.This role is respsonsible for developing the annual budgets for the designated brand portfolio within the target sales channels, including all pricing, promotional and trade spend management (in conjunction with the Trade Marketing Manager) to ensure profitable plans are in place.You’ll take ownership of the Management of the designated brands to deliver improved profitability including management of stocks and packaging, value engineering, NPD, pricing recommendations and promotional support.

What can you bring to our table?  

We’re looking for a candidate who models our Company values; passionate, agile, entrepreneurial, responsible and excellent, in all that they do.
 

You will be a Marketing Professional with a proven track record within FMCG industry operating at senior management level (brand and preferably private label). Our Commercial Managers need strong analytical skills, with the ablity to see the connections in data, trends and events to generate insights, able to present comfortably internally / externally to all levels with Listening & influencing skills in abundance.

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 private healthcare, 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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