Breakthrough Affordability & Design
The Coca-Cola Company - Atlanta, GA

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Job Purpose Summary:Senior director level position responsible for establishing and leading a world class global Consumer packaging technical design organization to establish a Vision and Strategies for breakthrough packaging designs to drive growth for the world’s most recognized global brands and packages utilizing industry leading Consumer insights and Virtual Design systems.Reports to: Research Fellow, PackagingMust Haves & Preferred experience/duties:Establish and Provide Leadership, Vision and Strategies for the Coca-Cola packaging design team and network to drive breakthrough, efficient packaging designs using cutting edge virtual design systems and tools.Identify, Source, Lead, Mentor and Motivate a diverse team of World Class Packaging Design Subject Matter Experts in the areas of Virtual Design, Plastic, Metal, Glass, Flexible and Fiber Packaging & Closure Design And Associated Manufacturing Processes (Injection Molding, Stretch Blow Molding, Extrusion Blow Molding, Metal Package Forming, Film Forming & Lamination, Paper Manufacturing & Conversion).Work with Global and Regional Marketing, Business, Design, TCR and Bottling Senior Management to Establish, Manage and Continuously Re-fill Global Consumer Packaging Design Portfolios to enable and support Growth of our key categories to meet our 2020 Growth objectives.Work with Global and Regional, Business, Design, Procurement, TCR, QA, SRA and Bottling Senior Management to Establish, Manage and Continuously Re-fill A Global Packaging Design Portfolio to meet our 2020 Productivity & affordability goals.Work with our CSO and Senior Managers in Global and Regional Marketing, Environmental & Water Resources, QA, SRA and our Customer and Bottling teams to identify and develop industry leading sustainable packaging designs and manufacturing processes to stimulate and support our sustainable materials and packaging reuse 2020 goals.Work with Quality Assurance and SRA to monitor emerging packaging related quality, regulatory and Consumer trends and identify industry leading solutions to protect the Coca-Cola Company and our Brands.Establish Senior Level Relationships with Global and Regional Marketing, Technical, Business Unit and Bottling Systems to understand and incorporate business trends and needs into and establish buy-in for future global packaging strategies and designs.Identify and build the new generation of design tools, development and governance processes to efficiently develop Breakthrough, industry leading packaging systems.Establish and Maintain Senior level relationships with work leading global packaging and package manufacturing supply base and new packaging technology academic and innovation organization to understand, re-apply and shape emerging technologies to support Company growth targets.Scale & Scope: Responsible for $84MM Annual Productivity Target. Responsible for R&D for $ 6BN Annual Global Packaging Spend, global Competencies - Leader of Leaders:Drives Innovative Business ImprovementsBalances Immediate and Long-Term PrioritiesBuilds Vision & Strategy (Leader of Leaders)Delivers ResultsImports and Exports Good IdeasInfluences the System (Leader of Leaders)Develops and Inspires OthersSets a Winning ExampleBuilds a Winning Culture (Leader of Leaders)Technical/Functional Skills:Industry Recognition as a leader in Consumer package designExpert knowledge of Beverage and Food Consumer Packaging Design, Virtual Design, Manufacturing and FillingTrack record of Brand or Industry Changing New Package Strategies, Designs and IP in the Consumer Packaging, Sustainability and Productivity areasTrack record of successful packaging design management within a complex, Global Consumer goods organizationExpert knowledge of broad range of packaging materials, design and conversion/manufacturing process including, PET, PE and PP , Metal, Glass, Films Fiber and Closures including cost analysis, capital planning and estimating.Experienced in managing R&D within a Consumer business environment including process development, governance routines, Consumer Research and TCR application and communication to non-technical senior managers.Demonstrated record of thought leaderships across the industry and in international businesses, suppliers and supply chains.Expert knowledge and relationships with Packaging Design Institutes, Universities and SuppliersExpert knowledge of Packaging Sustainability.Expert knowledge of and experience in establishing virtual packaging design, analysis and Consumer response measurement tools.Educational Requirements: Postgraduate/Master’s degree min, Doctorate/JD/Ph.D./MD Ph.D Polymer Science, Material Science, Engineering, Design or Equal preferredTravel Requirements: 30- 60% global travel required often multi-day, multi- week in natureRelocation Assistance: yesHonesty 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 applicantsemployeesand contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as educationemployment historya criminal history checkreference checksand a pre-employment drug screen.Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.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.

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