Regional Technical Manager
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We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. As an Engineer with The Coca-Cola Company, you’ll help us transform our business. In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading the management, implementation, and execution of the technical projects. You’ll work closely with Coca-Cola customers, software development teams, hardware teams, and product owners to investigate and triage issues in the field, identify defect patterns, and develop project plans that meet our transformation goals. The qualified candidate will be solutions-oriented and will have a track record of successfully finalized projects, along with the ability to work in teams and manage conflicting interests.
US - Remote
What You’ll Do for Us
Leads technical aspects in the evaluation, troubleshooting and implementation of new products and packages, working with market development team and bottlers.
Collaboratives with technical teams in the execution of new technologies, processes, and innovative solutions and products in the market and provides technical operations support in the implementation of promotions and line extensions.
Assures continuity of supply of our current packages and brands, reviewing sales trends, current production capacities and capabilities; ensures timely infrastructure availability and plans execution working with bottlers technical teams to sustain business growth regarding manufacturing and logistics.
Assures raw materials and package supply to support sales growth, ensures supply continuity across end-to-end supply chain and acts as enabler for system alignment to drive results.
Drives productivity initiatives across the system (bottlers, suppliers, FU), identifies opportunities in the system to lower our supply chain cost and influences in the implementation of practices to improve the affordability of our products.
Involved in the development of the business plan objectives and works collaboratively to assure the timely execution of the technical supporting activities.
Supports package and product quality, co-leads to minimize the risk to the company and the brand assuring the compliance of the technical policies in our bottler system, and influences the bottler to make the appropriate investment and improve the human capabilities of their personnel in their operations.
Reviews prototypes and defines appropriate improvements to ensure brand fit and aligns with bottling partners on implementation and establishes the necessary investment where needed.
Coordinates and leads technical projects that require cross-system and cross-functional co-operation to deliver innovations in products, packaging, and promotions.
Leads the review of new product market performance and puts in place a plan to address any technical product issues and deliver business requirements.
Qualification & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Food Engineering or related field is required.
1-3 years of experience in a fast-moving consumer goods company and the ability to leverage technical knowledge & provide competitive advantage.
Ability to triage problems, prioritize accordingly, and propose resolutions.
Ability to work independently, raise issues and take corrective action.
Detail oriented, analytical, and creative thinker with passion for quality processes
Fluent in software QA metrics, operations, and statistics
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Must have experience from concept to launch using a defined NPD or change management process
Ability to demonstrate strong project management experience with the ability to define and lead projects and direct/motivate project teams.
Demonstrated track record of identifying and reducing to practice technologies for consumer-packaged goods companies to solve challenging business needs.
Ability to refine solutions and manage internal and external partner’s expectations against technical and business success criteria with limited available resources.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs (Word, XLS, PPT)
Base Salary: $101,400 to $125,100
Base pay offered may vary depending on geography, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position, are offered.
What We Can Do For You
Purpose Driven: Purpose driven approach that empowers our people to protect the environment and communities we serve while delivering safe & quality products.
Global Connections: Allows you to develop, enhance and maintain global connections that allow us to move faster and learn from others.
Community of Belonging: We’re an organization that believes our ability to continually grow and build the right atmosphere where people feel safe and empowered, lets you bring your best self to work.
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP); Continual Improvement Process; Microsoft Office; Lean Manufacturing; ISO 14001; Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Change Management; Quality Control (QC); Project Management; Production Management; Production Processes; Six Sigma
Our Purpose and Growth Culture:
We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.
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