Implementation Manager

Implementation Manager Milton Keynes, England

Full Time Milton Keynes, England 31197 - 36551 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Implementation Manager - Food Quality - Refresco, Milton Keynes

Competitive salary, benefits, plus bonus

About the Role

We are looking for a Implementation Manager to join the Quality Team at Refresco, Miltion Keynes.

Reporting to the Site Quality Manager, you will work as part of the Quality Team to manage and facilitate the launch of exciting new products in addition to ensuring that packaging and process changes are implemented in line with customer and industry standards.

Responsibilities also include (but are not limited to):

  • Facilitate and manage the transfer of NPD and new co-pack products/Packaging into manufacturing and co-ordinate new product launches ensuring all launches meet food safety, legal and customer requirements.
  • Implementation of process and packaging changes, ensure that all changes to processes are evaluated, risk assessed and documented.
  • Completion of all product, process and packaging trails required are to a satisfactory standard with clear objectives and measurable success criteria, ensuring the operations team are engaged.
  • Verification of new equipment, packaging or process, ensure that internal and external customer expectations are reviewed and where considered valid are built into Refresco protocols
  • New Process Risk Assessments, ensure any changes have been risk assessed and Refresco operating instructions updated taking into account the changes
  • HACCP for new process, equipment and packaging, ensure any new processes have a validated HACCP in place
  • Facilitate and manage the implementation of value engineering projects in to manufacturing
  • Ensure existing equipment and process are re-validated in accordance with Refresco and customer standards.
  • Facilitate the operations teams to ensure new and existing products / packaging formats can run efficiently meeting customer expectations for service level.
  • Review of current processes and practice to drive continual quality improvement.
  • Provide cover for site QA team members during periods of annual leave

About You

You will be an experienced Implementation Manager with a passion for food and drink and improving quality systems.

You will have demonstrable operational experience gained within a fast moving consumer goods environment, ideally within the drinks (or food) industry.

A degree in a Science or Food Technology or experience in an influential Quality or Technical role will also be required.

At Refresco we highly value our 'Values' as we believe they are what has made us successful and will continue to make us successful. Find out more about our Values here:

Reward & Benefits for this role:

The salary for this role is dependent on experience.

We also offer an annual bonus incentive and a good company pension scheme, 2 x basic salary life assurance plus 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays (with the option to purchase additional holidays).

Working hours: 38 hours per week - Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Fridays 8.30am to 4.00pm.

We also offer our employees access to GroceryAid – a support service offering financial, legal, wellbeing and practical support, advice and counselling - as well as Perkbox – a benefits platform offering discounts, free perks and wellbeing tools for all employees -

About Refresco

Our drinks on every table. That's the Refresco vision. We're thirsty for more and growing fast which is why we 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 many of the best known global drink's brands from 78 manufacturing plants in 15 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 Monster Energy, 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.

Please click on the link for more details about our site at Milton Keynes and what we do:

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Milton Keynes, MK15 0DD: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Do you have the required Right to work in the UK?
  • Please confirm your current salary
  • Please confirm your salary expectations for this role
  • Do you have a degree in a Science subject or Food Technology or experience in an influential Quality or Technical Role?


  • Project Management: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: 14185

Implementation Manager
Marg├Ęs, France
Hans Roelofs
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Electronics Manufacturing
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