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Coca-Cola Bottling Company Job Recruitment 2023 (6 Positions) – Apply

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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1.) Job Title: Innovation Manager – Hydration, Tea & Coffee

Job Requisition ID: R-91780
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full time
Travel Required: 00% – 25%

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What You will Do For Us

  • Lead innovation development (e.g. product, package, equipment) within his/her respective category (primarily consisting of globally led brands) to ensure a robust 1 to 3-year innovation pipeline.
  • Work collaboratively with global category team to bring global innovation to life within the Attractive-Local-Operating-Unit(AOU) as well as share relevant Africa Operating market information in support of global innovation development.
  • Develop holistic business cases and development of product, package or equipment-based innovations working in collaboration with various technical, commercial and brand functions.
  • Lead, in collaboration with technical functions, discovery of new technologies, new partners and new applications of existing technologies to package-based solutions.
  • Monitor external and/or internal insights and consumer studies (global and/or Africa) by reviewing related publications, reports and research in order to raise system awareness of important trends and their potential implications.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred.
  • 5 years in brand/category management, brand innovation, portfolio management, or innovation/technical disciplines.
  • FMCG experience highly desired
  • Ability to take an end-to-end,
  • Consumer-driven approach to innovation utilizing multiple sources of information and translating those inputs into specific innovation(s) that meet marketplace needs while delivering brand/business objectives.

What We Can Do for You
You will be part of the Africa Marketing team where teams are the new heroes and our leaders that are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft loved brands, done sustainably, for a better shared future, we will:

  • Make our CULTURE Code inevitable
  • Build winning CAPABILITIES
  • Change the DNA of our organization to becoming ADAPTABLE

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.

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2.) Job Title: Channel Execution Manager – Equatorial Africa

Job ID: R-91809
Location: Lagos

What You will Do for Us?

  • Execute the Commercial strategy for the Region in line with Strategy Business Plan and Franchise Development Plan (FDP) imperatives to maximize profitability anchored on Occasions, Brands, Packs, Pricing and Channels.
  • Ensure this strategy considers Business Unit and Bottler stakeholder by alignment throughout the process and inspiring system passion for the co-created strategic direction. Ensure that a value-based dialogue permeates the cluster thereby to achieve its Revenue, volume and profit before tax (PBT) objectives.
  • Deploying a framework for Bottler Commercial capability assessment and training interventions aimed at ensuring that the Bottler Commercial Capability in optimized to achieve the franchise business objectives.
  • Driving RED (Right Execution Daily) & SFE ensuring the integrity of the process, analysis and development of actionable insights for the Country teams to execute
  • Performance management on the winning score card, ensuring that the business is empowered with the right information to improve on numeric and weighted distribution, while reducing the Out of Stock (OOS) position across the top 10 Stock Keeping Unit (SKU’s) in the business
  • Importing commercial best practices from Group and Corporate that are applicable to the franchise and implementing the same with Bottling partners.
  • Support on RGM implementation identifying market realities and opportunity areas for the business to explore. Develop action plans for identified opportunities and monitor progress on to ensure effective execution.

What are my Responsibilities?
Strategy Development:

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  • Provide input to implement the Strategic BP (3-year BP) for assigned geography.
  • Execute annual BP drive windows initiatives, including new product launch with Bottlers.
  • Deploy annual Customer and Commercial Business Plans where appropriate.
  • Deploy the development of the Commercial strategy for the cluster within the Franchise.
  • Deploy Strategy and programs to win at the point of sale by creating superior value chains for all stakeholders through RGM Process and Framework.
  • Execute operational elements of agreed brand / price / pack / channel plans.
  • Jointly with Franchise Unit (FU), drives implementation, piloting initiatives with Bottlers.
  • Follows-through on implementation of agreed plans.

Bottler Commercial Capability:

  • Drive and facilitate joint KO/Bottler assessments and implementation of solutions, in conjunction with Franchise teams. Lead capability assessments with the bottler, identify gaps and make recommendations on relevant interventions.
  • Deploy a framework for Bottler Commercial capability assessment and training interventions e.g. – Collaboration for Value, RED, SFE, RTM, eCommerce etc.

Drive RTM, RED & SFE Programs:

  • Ensure RTM capability efficiencies, outlet execution and expansion benchmarks and objectives are set and met through the execution of the BP
  • Driving RED ensuring the integrity of the process, analysis and development of actionable insights for the Country teams to execute.
  • Deploy a capability building curriculum that will assist bottler staff with the heightened demands that the RTM, RED & SFE process requires.  Align the sales force remuneration systems with bottler management teams in order to ensure that correct behavior is driven at an outlet execution level.

Digitizing the system:

  • Execute projects centered on digitizing the system. Implementation of technology to improve RTM (order management, Order delivery, OOS management and execution tracking.
  •  Deploy eCommerce capability with our bottling partners to connect with our consumers online and create value with partners and customers.

RGM:

  • Support RGM implementation for selected markets following RGM 2.0 Framework to determine 1. Where to Play 2. How to win 3. Tools and resources to use.
  • Work with KO partners to drive insights through Big Data and our tools under RGM framework.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (MBA is an added advantage)
  • 5-7 years business experience
  • Good knowledge of category management principles
  • Good knowledge of Commercial execution
  • Strong knowledge of OBPPC and relevant analytical tools e.g. conjoint.
  • Food & Beverage experience is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3.) Job Title: Creative Strategy Director – Sparkling Flavors

Job Number: R-91300
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Required: 26% – 50%
Reports to: Sparkling Flavors Senior Director

What You Will Do for Us

  • Responsible for the creation and delivery of high-quality strategy, idea and concepts (and final execution elements for ‘Hero’ content) of the brand’s plan. The role is responsible for the preparation of the final recommendations presented for decision at each stage of Creative content approval.
  • Leading the creative strategy and development cross marketing sub-functions (including but not limited to Design, Connections, Consumer & Shopper Engagement, Digital, Media).
  • Work with counterparts in other OUs to help develop and execute a cohesive brand/category Creative Strategy.
  • The Creative Strategist is the Leader of the full Category Content team and is responsible for thought leadership and capability building across the OU Category team in all aspects of Content development.
  • Authoring and aligning key stakeholders to IMX briefs; leading agency briefings and identifying innovative ways to measure the effectiveness of brand campaigns.
  • Building the storytelling of the brand, ensuring consistency and strategic continuity through various forms of content amplified at multiple connection points
  • Translating and amplifying the Global Core Creative Ideas for Global and regional (where not lead OU) brands into contemporary communications, that mobilize the KO system, positions the brand for future growth and excite consumers to build Brand Love ( i.e. Equity) and Brand Value (Transactions, Weekly+ Consumers, Baskets etc)
  • Develop exciting/powerful Core Creative Ideas for Regional Brands (as Lead OU) and local brands, anchored on consumer insight
  • Ensuring that all expressions of the brand are in consistence with the Brand Essence and Architecture
  • Relentlessly challenging for more innovative brand experiences
  • Working with the respective OU Brand Team/s to develop a vision and growth strategy for the respective brand / platform; expected to provide input on investment recommendations
  • Working with counterparts in other OUs to help develop and execute cohesive brand/category Creative Strategy
  • Working with OU Human Insights Team to define the killer insights that lead to the most powerful Creative Strategies

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • +10 years of marketing and leadership experience, including leading teams (5+ people)
  • Experience working in cross-functional and cross-geographical teams is preferred
  • Proven ability to communicate both verbally and in written form in a way that engages and inspires key internal and external stakeholders including agency partners.
  • Good understanding of consumer, cultural trends, current and future business needs
  • Ability to lead overall IMX / Communication strategies.
  • Ability to collaborate and create a ‘network’ across disciplines to open new, innovative spaces for brand growth based on consumer insights, cultural trends and current and future business needs.
  • Excellent people leadership skills, particularly the ability to coach and develop others and create a cohesive, focused team
  • Ability to manage complex timelines and manage/influence multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to manage DME resources for maximum efficiencies and return on investment.

Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4.) Job Title: Premium Director, Africa

Job Number: R-91370
Location: Lagos
Job Schedule: Full-Time

What You will Do For Us

  • Role leads innovation development (e.g. product, package, equipment) within his/her respective category (primarily consisting of globally led brands) to ensure a robust 1 to 3-year innovation pipeline.
  • Works collaboratively with global category team to bring global innovation to life within the Africa Operating Unit as well as share relevant Africa Operating Unit market information in support of global innovation development.
  • Develops holistic business cases and development of product, package or equipment-based innovations working in collaboration with various technical, commercial and brand functions.
  • Lead, in collaboration with technical functions, discovery of new technologies, new partners and new applications of existing technologies to package-based solutions.
  • Monitor external and/or internal insights and consumer studies (global and/or Africa) by reviewing related publications, reports and research in order to raise system awareness of important trends and their potential implications.

Communication Focus:

  • Role primarily communicates internally to gain input and alignment with key stakeholders.
  • Works to understand key stakeholder positioning and seeks to develop aligned objectives across all groups required to deliver innovation to market.
  • Role communicates externally with key providers of inputs/information (e.g. suppliers, research agencies, customers, bottlers) to gain insights that inform innovation pipeline development.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years in brand/category management, brand innovation, portfolio management, or innovation/technical disciplines.
  • Ability to take an end-to-end, consumer-driven approach to innovation utilizing multiple sources of information and translating those inputs into specific innovation(s) that meet marketplace needs while delivering brand/business objectives
  • Ability to translate consumer inputs into relevant innovation aligned with brand guardrails/strategic guidance
  • Ability to develop robust business cases including potential market opportunity and resource/investment requirements to deliver
  • Strong collaboration skills including ability to build partnerships, establish trust & credibility and influence across all levels of leadership
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to tailor communications to audience and providing clear

Skills:

  • Social Media; Digital Advertising; Category Management; Branding; Quantitative Research; Channels Strategy; Marketing Strategies; Customer Insights; Segmentation; Qualitative Research; Microsoft Office; Commercialization Strategies; Demand Generation Marketing; Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); Strategic Development

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

5.) Job Title: Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager – Nigeria & WIMA

Job Number: R-91583
Location: Lagos
Job Schedule: Full-Time

Position Overview

  • Provides leadership in local and regional industry organizations and trade associations to help advance the Company’s Scientific and regulatory agenda.
  • Implement initiatives to address safety of ingredients, packages and products that will positively impact the reputation of The Coca-Cola Company.
  • Regulatory stakeholder mapping, relationship building and advocacy.
  • Role includes identification of innovations and competitive advantage opportunities.
  • Managing product approval and regulatory compliance to meet new product development timelines through working with various stakeholders – R&D, marketing, food law, Public Affairs and Communication, regulatory authorities, bottler, etc..
  • Managing protection of The Coca-Cola Company trade secrets (product formulations and flavor information) while dealing with regulatory authorities.

What You will Do for Us

  • Identify potential regulatory risks and opportunities and ensure tracking of local, regional and global regulatory issues and emerging trends that impact the reputation of our ingredients, products, packaging, brands, etc.
  • Implement globally aligned regulatory advocacy strategies to mitigate current risks and future headwinds that may impact our ingredients, products, packaging, claims, labeling, communication, marketing, etc.
  • Build, maintain, enhance and develop relationships/networks with external experts, government agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders on issues relating to food regulations, food safety, nutrition and health, etc to advance The Coca-Cola Company strategy, growth agenda and positions.
  • Lead and engage in industry/trade associations and food standards bodies so as to advocate industry/company positions to protect our business and enable growth.
  • Provide regulatory affairs expertise and guidance to the system to identify solutions to regulatory issues that affect our products, ingredients, nutrition regulations or labeling.
  • Establish regulatory strategies to gain government approvals and international standards (e.g., Codex) for new ingredients, products, labeling, or packaging to support innovation collaborating with internal and external stakeholders such as the global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team, R&D, Legal, and trade associations.
  • Where appropriate, represent the Company at appropriate global industry organizations and international food standards bodies (e.g., Codex) and provide leadership to external stakeholders such as global food and beverage industry groups to influence outcomes and support our regulatory strategies.
  • Proactively work with Public Affairs & Communication, Marketing, Legal and Governmental Affairs areas to enable the credibility and reputation of our brands and company.
  • Provide expert support on issues related to Crisis Management (IMCR).
  • Ensure that all ingredients, formulas, products, labels, food contact materials, packaging, promotional materials and marketing communications comply with all the relevant local regulations and The Coca-Cola Company’s policies and guidelines.
  • Support innovation and commercialization compliance by providing scientific and regulatory expertise on new product concept/new ingredients.
  • Manage ingredient, formula, product, package, label, claims and communication approvals using various compliance related tools EG., Picasso, CokeWorks, etc.
  • Develop and manage internal processes, databases and tools to facilitate regulatory compliance processes.
  • Support and lead the development and implementation of efficient and effective regulatory compliance systems, process and tools including considering digitization, outsourcing to 3rd parties or bottlers.
  • Engage with regulatory authorities as appropriate to support new product/package launches including efficient sanitary registrations.
  • Develop and manage internal processes, databases and tools to facilitate regulatory compliance processes.
  • Participate in Scientific & Regulatory related Incident Management Crisis Resolution.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 6 – 8 years of experience in food industry, government or related industry in similar roles.
  • Demonstrated advocacy experience and leadership roles in related external organizations/committees/boards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills and must be fluent in English and fluency in other international/relevant languages in the Operating Unit.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

6.) Job Title: Value to Market Senior Manager

Job Number: R-91143
Location: Lagos
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Travel Required: 26% – 50%

Job Description Summary
What You will Do for Us:

  • Implement commercial and capability plans on Value to Market /Road to Market (and consumer) that support topline revenue growth and margin expansion expanding the system capability and right cost structure for profitability in Road to Market as well as using Value to Market (Value to Market) to determine best approach to reach the consumer within the occasion we are targeting.
  • Leverage superior understanding of all key execution levers to accelerate on Distribution, Equipment management, Salesforce effectiveness, Out-of-stocks & Cost-To-Serve Optimization using Road to Market framework (sense, shape and service) and thus grow topline (revenue expansion) and bottom line growth (cost to serve management)
  • Develop and shape our online Value to Market targeting channel/Customer margin requirements and fulfillment costs.
  • Development alternative “Value to Market” solutions to maximize availability of The Coca Cola Company brands as well as optimizing the revenue growth from new The Coca Cola Company brands targeted for scale such as Costa.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 8-10 years of leadership experience in Commercial planning and commercial execution with strong skills in Road to Market / Value to Market, Innovation and Channel strategy.
  • Proven system knowledge including Road to Market and Customer, deep understanding of the complexities of the System such as bottler economics and system leverages, processes and tools in order to optimize solutions with our customers across channels
  • Solid understanding of System business fundamentals and drivers of growth/value across a broad range of markets and business dimensions, advanced commercial finance skills
  • This role must be able to influence bottlers investments in required VTM capability to achieve our category growth ambition.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional support and cross-system alignment, not least leading and smoothly running alignment and collaboration to ensure that OU RTM strategies are fully owned by GMs and the system across the OU
  • Thought Leadership – ability to generate new ways of thinking about our business and identify innovative ways around effective and efficient ways to reach the right consumer
  • Solid analytical and conceptual skills and ability to think from planning to execution and solid system commercial and brand management
  • Solid Data Interpretation skills – ability to understand complex data and ability to explain to Customers, Bottlers, etc. in a way that is meaningful to their business needs
  • Desirable to have candidates with Bottler experience.

Functional Skills:

  • Value to Market
  • Portfolio Management
  • Supply Chain
  • System Economics
  • Commercial Execution

Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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