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Associate Director | Milton Keynes Operation Centre | Coca-Cola European Partners

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  • Permanent
  • CCEP, Milton Keynes
  • Closes 25th September 2017
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Associate Director, Milton Keynes Operations Centre


What you will do:

Lead the production, supply and distribution of Cold Drink Equipment, safely, effectively and efficiently to meet and exceed customer service requirements and business results.

You will be focused on:

1. Enable the Exploitation of Existing and Developing Product Categories

  • Champions and manage site resources and leverage central resources to support Commercialisation

2. Excel in Internal and External Customer Management


  • Ensure efficient and effective warehousing and distribution activities to fulfil customer orders on time and in full
  • Integrate with the BU to deliver their ABP on equipment, responding to the changing market place needs

3. Drive efficiency and effectiveness

  • Ensure all refurbishment and installation of Cold Drink Equipment is done effectively
  • Ensure site compliance with SOX and Corporate procedures
  • Ensure the supply of parts and equipment is in line with both targets and forecast
  • Manage and reduce working capital

4. Drive Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Strategic Capability

  • Ensure that all work practices and processes within the site comply with CCEP Supply Chain standards and at minimum to legal requirements
  • Represent CCEP locally and manage community activity appropriately to build the reputation of CCEP as a world class employer in the local community in connection with Supply Chain initiatives and BU Public Affairs
  • Own the resolution of unexpected incidents and accidents in accordance with CCEP’s Incident Management and Crisis Resolution processes to ensure risk to customer service is minimised and costs are controlled
  • Act as the guardian of the Security Policy to ensure risk to CCEP property, assets and employees are identified and action-plans in place to reduce
  • Drive and support the CRS agenda on the environment, sustainability and diversity
  • Provide guidance on quality standards and health and safety standards and ensure that high standards are maintained and continuously improved

5. Functional Excellence/Continuous Improvement

Strategic Capability

  • Lead and facilitate appropriate change management plans to ensure change is adopted early and embedded into day to day practices
  • Lead and role model labour relations, taking communication and involvement through site-based forums to build a climate of co-operation and engagement
  • Leverage central function and peers capabilities to increase performance of local organisation

6. Continuous Improvement

  • Be responsible for the establishment of a Continuous Improvement culture in partnership with the CI COE to ensure that operational performance improves year on year and a culture of Continuous Improvement is created incorporating World Class Manufacturing attributes
  • Manage the third part suppliers to achieve our standard and service levels

7. Site People Leadership

  • Lead the site Cold Drinks Team, providing the vision, direction and support to enable them to deliver their objectives and optimise and develop their performance
  • Manage site negotiations with union representatives within scope of roadmap
  • Play a directive role across the site, personally role-modelling behaviours and own performance required to achieve the site’s objectives
  • Create a culture of effective cross-functional working on site and proactively engage with the leadership team within Supply Chain to realise improvement opportunities
  • Engage with the Business Units and Supply Chain leadership team to realise improvement opportunities

What we expect from you:

  • Graduate calibre, likely to hold engineering/logistics professional qualification
  • Extensive general management experience likely to be about 15 years +, of which 5 years in a functional leadership role e.g. ops mgr.
  • Career experience in FMCG/world class manufacturing/distribution operations especially in a volatile/seasonal business
  • Process improvement track record
  • Transformational change guidance
  • Wider commercial and business understanding and contribution
  • Significant resource management/budget and risk management, e.g. managing indirect costs of c.£5 – 10 M
  • People leadership of a function of 150 people + in a unionised environment


If this role is of interest to you please upload a recent copy of your CV and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.

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