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The Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, Georgia
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Position Overview

The Global Solution Leader will lead and manage all aspects of a program that may be part of a larger program that may or may not be global. Project Management responsibilities may include creating the needed processes, operating models, designs, and technology to enable effective and efficient implementation of the program.

The GSL will leverage best-in-class systems and processes for collaborative planning and execution.

The purpose of the GSL is to drive the development, management, and execution of high quality, realistic, global, integrated strategic plans for one or more programs. This role ensures coordination of planning and execution with individual system business owners, project managers, and business analysts. The role leads cross-functional PM teams (Platform SW Releases and Backend System Releases) to ensure efficient execution of program activities, cross-systems dependencies identification and tracking, and resolution of issues. The GSL will also monitor and ensure adherence to an integrated master plan and schedule, as required.


Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage project management tools and processes to lead and manage project; administer a stage-gated process including but not limited to: Project Charter; Project Plans; Project Sponsors; PMO creation; RACI Process; Status routines; Change and decision logs; Risk Management and Communications.
  • Lead the development and execution of the strategy to design and deliver the Program within required cost, quality, feature, and timing specifications. Ensure all required stakeholders are included in the strategy. Compile all relevant existing data to communicate the strategy. Design and implement data gathering (rather than formal research) processes to close information gaps. Develop comprehensive business case as needed.
  • Manage cross functional and geographically dispersed project teams comprised of business analysis, software architecture and engineering, infrastructure, security, and quality team members, including several of the following external partners: research & innovation, supply chain, service, marketing, communications, legal, finance, and bottlers as required.
  • Steward project with Sponsors and Stakeholders through the program lifecycle. Identify and partner with other leaders to integrate and balance work streams to maximize use of resources. Build strategic relationships with leaders of Innovation, Supply Chain, Marketing, Communications and Finance to ensure support and commitment to the Project.
  • Manage and steward The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) relationships with key business partners as necessary (e.g. Internal Suppliers, 3rd Party Supply Partners, and other Partners as needed by the program).
  • Develop and share best practices for leadership of complex innovation programs within the system. Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in Engineering, MBA, or equivalent experience preferred.


Related Work Experience

  • 10+years’ experience in project management.
  • 5+ years’ experience in business intelligence, data warehousing, analytics, big data.
  • 5+ years’ experience in the practice of integrated solution design, development and delivery according to a product development life cycle in a team environment.
  • Business Intelligence, Analytics, Big Data, and Data Science: Experience leading teams and projects developing analytics solutions.
  • Agile Development Methodology: Experience using agile methods such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Lean Development, and/or Feature-Driven Development (FDD).
  • Dev/Ops: Experience deploying and utilizing Dev/Ops strategies, methods, and tools such as; Jira, GitHub, Docker, Kubernetes, Puppet, Chef, Nexus, Splunk.
  • Supplier engagement experience focused on sourcing processes, requirements dissemination, and performance standards management is preferred.
  • Knowledge of business partners (such as Customer, Bottler, Service Agent, and Supplier) in their context; industry trends and competitive pressures; strategies and plans; organizational structure; decision-making processes; and technology infrastructure and systems.
  • Knowledge of industry and food regulations is preferred
  • Proven operational experience in the beverage/food or fast moving consumer goods industry is preferred



Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.


Leadership Behaviors

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation) COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, and OTHER
  • STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential


Growth Behaviors

  • Growth Mindset: Demonstrates curiosity, welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • Smart Risks: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • Externally Focused: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of her/his work, Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.
  • Performance Driven & Accountable: Has high performance standards, Outperforms her/his peers.
  • Fast (1.0, 2.0...): Removes barriers to move faster, experiments and adapts, thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • Empowered: Brings solutions instead of problems, challenges the status quo, has the courage to take an unpopular stance.


Functional Skills

  • Evaluate projects against identified fiscal and capacity constraints and prioritize all projects into a single list in order to finalize the plan
  • Coordinate execution and implementation of approved projects within area of responsibility in order to execute the plan
  • Coordinate the analysis of proposed projects (high-level project descriptions) with technology service providers (e.g., application development or infrastructure service providers) in order to determine resource requirements (people, hardware, software) and to provide consistent communication during the planning process.
  • Identify required modifications to the project plan based on changed priorities, policy changes and or resource constraints in order to ensure plans continue to align to current business objectives.
  • Identify and integrate cross-function projects (e.g., decision support, web development, SAP) in order to achieve synergy and expose commonality.


Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.


The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at


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.

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