This key project role will be supporting the Site Supply Manager at our Bridgwater plant during a transition period until the new central Supply Chain Function is fully operational from our Head Office in Kegworth.
This is an exciting opportunity which will focus on creating and developing improvements in the local planning and scheduling processes to ensure we continue to at least meet our customer service targets and to ensure we give the manufacturing teams the best plans to help them optimise their output. This will involve working alongside the local Scheduling team to help develop formalised ways of working to ensure improvements are realised and sustained.
There will also be several ad hoc Supply Chain improvement projects potentially in the areas of optimising warehouse capacity, S&OP, resource planning and service improvement.
You will have strong Production Planning/Scheduling experience, gained in a fast paced manufacturing environment. You will have previous experience of developing, implementing and sustaining improvements in delivering service to FMCG customers. Experience of working within a food company would be advantageous.
You will be self-motivated, willing to get into detail but rise above it to summarise and determine one best way. To do this, you will need to demonstrate project management and process improvement experience in the planning or scheduling areas.
You will be results-orientated with considerable drive and motivation, willing to see a job through until the conclusion. With no direct line management responsibility you will be expected to work collaboratively with local teams and colleagues and be able to influence and communicate with them, and across different levels throughout the organisation, with ease.
This is a Fixed Term Contract with an immediate start through until the end of June 2019.
Closing date: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Why come and work for us?
Salary £37 – 43k pa dependant on experience, pro-rated for the 6m contract
Core working hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
We offer everything you’d expect – a pension scheme, life cover, a great holiday allowance, discounted drinks, on site subsidised canteen and free on-site parking. We'll encourage you to learn and grow while at work, grasping all opportunities that come your way – and when you consider our scale and our ambitious growth plans, you can be sure that plenty will.
“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. Here in the UK, we're well on track to produce one billion litres through our plant annually. 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.
In the UK, the Refresco headquarters are based in Kegworth, Derbyshire, and we employ 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.
Our head office is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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 +, carbonated soft drinks, energy and sports drinks, seasonal and speciality drinks and ready to drink tea, in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass packaging.
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 are able to develop new concepts and bring these to market in an extremely short time frame