Senior Manager, Strategy, Planning and Innovation at Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s biggest beverage organization, refreshing customers with over 500 sparkling and still brands.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can build your profession in a challenging and energetic environment. They are the biggest producer and distributor of non-alcoholic drinks in the world, selling over 1 billion drinks each day. Attain your full potential with a future-focused organization that is famous and respected all through the world. They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Senior Manager, Strategy, Planning, and Innovation

Job ID: R-35306
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description Summary

  • Overall responsibility for the corporate planning function covering analysis of the political, regulatory and competitive environment as well as internal, organizational and technical analysis; develops long-term strategic planning to achieve the company’s long-term objectives.
  • Managing teams with a focus on policy and strategy implementation and control rather than development; short-term operational/tactical responsibilities.

Position Overview

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  • Coca-Cola WABU is seeking a full-time Senior Strategy, Planning and Innovation Manager to drive strategic thought leadership across the business, leverage critical insights to distill key value-driving strategic choices for the business, optimize and manage the long- and short-term business planning processes and drive effective strategic delivery across the business.
  • If you are interested in being a senior internal consultant to the Business Unit President of a leading beverage company, having broad regional experience in a dynamic environment and enjoying an amazing culture backed by a truly phenomenal brand, this is the role for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive strategic thought leadership across the business
  • Provide a fact-based and objective perspective to the Business Unit on setting strategic and operational priorities
  • Identify key business opportunities, articulate the business case and develop relevant solutions to solve complex problems
  • Work collaboratively with partners across geographies and functions to deliver against priorities
  • Drive outsized value by distilling key strategic choices for the business unit
  • Define problem statement clearly and concisely, using an innovative problem-solving approach
  • Structure streams of work and defines a clear and realistic plan for driving project delivery
  • Perform quantitative analysis (such as valuation analysis, financial modeling, etc.) to define proposed solutions
  • Synthesize insights into concise, well-structured and executive-level ready communication (MS. Word, PowerPoint, etc.) to enable broad stakeholder engagement
  • Optimize and manage long and short-term business planning processes
  • Define a clear, concise and effective planning process and onboard key planning participants
  • Develop detailed fact base, templates, and structures to guide planning decisions
  • Pressure test operational plans using critical market, customer and consumer insights
  • Drive effective project delivery (seamless strategy to execution)
  • Synthesize key strategic deliverables across the business, prioritize and coordinate delivery (in line with clearly outlined KPIs)
  • Support Business performance and project management
  • Leverage global TCCC best practices, past experiences and external benchmarks to develop critical operational tool-kits that support business delivery
  • Develop Capability/Talent: Coach and develop direct report(s) to maximize the full and current potential

Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (required), an advanced degree such as an MBA, preferred.
  • Work experience: 10+ years in strategy and planning roles in related industries (FMCG, Telecommunications, etc.); 4+ years of relevant consulting experience (at top tier consulting firm), preferred

Technical skills:

  • Exceptional analytical and hypothesis-driven problem-solving approach and skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Base financial evaluation skills (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, etc.)
  • Ability to see trends and wade through ambiguity

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Action-oriented self-starter who embraces ambiguity
  • Excellent people manager, talent developer and team builder (role will have 2-3 direct reports)
  • Demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams as an influential (versus official) leader
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence to effectively deal with increasingly diverse stakeholders and teams
  • Confidence and maturity to work independently and remotely

Why Coca Cola WABU/Nigeria:

  • We have a fantastic work culture – fueled by entrepreneurial, driven and compassionate individuals committed to driving value and impact across the region
  • We take pride in our office’s design, aimed at fostering creativity and collaboration
  • We believe in your total well-being – social, mental, physical and emotional – supported by other benefits and activities, including an onsite gym and nursing room
  • Free coke!

Application Closing Date
24th November 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

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