Strategy and Insights - Global Category Hydration, Sports, Tea & Coffee - Fixed Term Contract based in London / Dublin - #2552704

The Coca-Cola Company

Date: 25/11/2021
City: London, England
Contract type: Full time
The Coca-Cola Company


This is one of the exciting 12-month Fixed Term Contract (FTC) available within the Global Marketing team, specifically working with the Hydration, Sports, Tea & Coffee Category (HSTC). Please read below prior to applying:

  • ROLE LOCATION: London or Dublin


  • Be at the forefront of re-imagining the next stage of category growth for the company

  • Critical growth experience with continuous learning to support upskilling to achieve career and development goals

  • Cross cultural/operating unit experience

  • Owning the narrative – global category / global brands

  • working with cross-functional teams on specific projects globally either being part of a project or leading a project

  • Obtain a solid understanding of human insights, consumer and business analytics

  • Managing of brands as a business

  • Performance management ownership and experimentation

Position Overview

HSTC categories account for 50% of daily spend making these categories a must for our beverages for life categories. For KO, HSTC commands 15% of global value share with ample opportunity for growth. Our HSTC business today is concentrated behind 10 Global Brands delivering over 75% of our brand contribution.

This role will report to the Global Category President working closely with their networked teams. Whilst this role will not have formal direct reports, it requires to work with a large network of colleagues across TCCC and work closely with OU and Global leaders to infuse those practices as enterprise-wise capabilities. This experience is a fantastic learning opportunity for a marketing leader to master new ways of working and learn from orchestrating the Global category network.

In the short term, the selected candidate will provide interim Global Category S&I partnership to the team. She / he will lead performance/outlook, identify opportunities & risks to delivering the targets, support & drive category wide initiatives while managing the relationship with key stakeholders. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • One of the key roles of the Global Category Teams is to develop the global strategy for the categories and to report on the in year delivery of those strategies. This role would own the delivery of the annual planning (LRP & ABP) and reporting management.

  • Work closely with the Global Category Teams, Human Insights, Platform Services, finance, competitive intelligence and OUs to lead and co-ordinate the reporting requirements.

  • Category wide initiatives: act as an ‘in house’ consultancy partner structuring, leading participating ad-hoc cross functional analysis or projects to supports categories as per LRP across the network

  • Guardian of performance: review across the categories to achieve targets, highlight & address any potential deviation and lead communication

  • Will write white papers that will be shared with the senior leadership team of the Coca-Cola company.

  • Will project manage the delivery of the white papers ensuring high levels of collaboration with stakeholders.

What we need you to bring along – Skills

  • Strategy development

  • Consumer Insight & analysis

  • Financial acumen

  • Project Management

  • Excellent Communication – verbal and written

  • Ability to work in flat teams

  • Ability to work in Agile project-based teams

  • Comfortable with ambiguity

  • Bias for action

What we need you to bring along – Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience in Strategy & Insights

  • Experience in reporting and writing of white papers

  • Experience in marketing and innovation projects

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and get work done through others/network

  • Learning appetite and empathy

  • Highly collaborative

Education & Professional Qualification:

  • College degree required

  • MBA degree preferred

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent fluency in oral and written English

The above is intended to describe the general content for and requirements of this job. It is not intended as an exhaustive statement of requirements, duties and responsibilities.

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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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