Supply Chain & Technical Innovations Manager -West, Islands & Middle Africa
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198
  • The Coca-Cola Company
Job Description

Supply Chain & Innovations Manager : West, Islands & Middle Africa (WIMA Franchise)

What You Will Do for Us

  • Supply Chain & Innovations (SC&I) manager manages new product & packaging innovation, supplier development and implementation of Integrated End to End (E2E) business planning initiatives with system partners such as Next Generation Sales & Operational Planning (NG&SOP), Network optimisation & Digitization of Coca Cola System Supply Chain (CCS SC) and wider Enterprise Ecosystem.
  • Leads the development and implementation of strategic and Supply Chain operational guidelines to drive profitable volume growth by building/improving Bottler supply Chain & innovation processes (current and new) to become the lowest cost producer and achieve agreed upon productivity benchmarks (e.g., yields, line utilization, customer service levels etc.) Leverages Global Benchmarking and Enterprise-Wide Initiatives (EWI) & Productivity program & collaborate with system partners to develop and execute a robust Productivity Initives projects pipeline.
  • Coordinates development of Supply chain capacity & capability and infrastructural investments outlook to meet the Franchise business Long Range Planning (LRP) growth plans; develop project plans for capacity expansion projects and commercialization on innovation while building technical and process capabilities within the bottling plants.
  • Collaborates with plant/bottler management to ensure that the E2E Supply Chain system collaboration routines between system stakeholders e.g.(Bottler, Commercial Product Services (CPS) , Research & Development (R&D) and The Coca Cola Company (TCCC /KO) ‘s Franchise Frontline & Project Managers to meets the objectives specified under the A.F.R.I.C.A. W.I.N.S strategy
  • Champions Governance framework like Common Innovations Framework (CIF) & Stock Keeping Units (SKU) rationalization process, (Killing of Zombies/ Discontinuation of low performing sku) whist ensuring adherence to the governance framework by project teams.

Role Requirement

  • Experience: 5 -10 Years of relevant work experience
  • Educational Qualification: Minimum Supply Chain & Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar Qualification.
  • Key Skills: Supply Chain Management, New product & Process Development, Risk Management, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Process, People Management, Thought Leadership, Product Quality, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Logistics, Supply Strategies, Food Manufacturing. Analytical Skills.
  • Language: English and Portuguese


Product Commercialization; Research and Development (R&D); Quality Assurance (QA); Taking Initiative; People Management; Process Development (PD); Project Management; Supply Chain Management; Packaging

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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