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Director, Future Packaging, Packaging Research & Engineering

Company: Coca Cola
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Role Description:

The Director of Future Packaging will build and lead a new team under the Packaging Research & Engineering group as part of Technical Innovation and Supply Chain, Research to Experimentation organization. Packaging Research & Engineering serves as a center of material and engineering expertise within The Coca-Cola System to drive packaging innovation enabled by end-to-end capabilities from concept to commercialization. The Director will be accountable for building a pipeline of solutions that can drive new growth and sustainability opportunities. The relevant solutions would comprise new packaging concepts/formats/business models, where packaging is defined broadly as a material engineering solution to beverage accessibility needs for our consumers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the research agenda to shape the industry towards beverage accessibility solutions that are meaningful to the Coca-Cola System.
  • Lead strategic global platforms to drive the development of "new to the industry / new to TCCS" packaging concepts, formats, business models in partnership with Global Packaging Network, External Technology Acquisition & Experimentation, Future Flow, Supply Chain, and Brand & Categories Marketing.
  • Own the "go/no-go" recommendations with cross-functional team and communicate the business case to the stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation and commercialization by the GDI and Operating Unit partners.
  • Manage the portfolio of projects and recommend resource prioritization based on value.
  • Build and lead through influence a networked team of direct reports and shared resources with other teams.
  • Manage a team of direct reports through performance enablement and career development.
  • Influence the capability roadmap for Packaging Research & Engineering based on emerging material, design, and engineering technology needs.
  • Maintain outside-in perspectives and breakthrough innovation process expertise through external engagement and leverage out to the Global Packaging Network.
    Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Education: Bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or related field
    • 7+ years of professional experience in innovation and creative work
    • Experience in leading multi-functional collaborationPreferred
      • Diverse experience across multiple technology and/or business domains
      • Experience working with digital solutions, especially in the context of connected equipment
      • Experience leading and growing a new team (through influence and/or direct supervision)
      • Experience commercializing a new technology
        Functional Skills to Enable Success in this Role:
        • Ability to envision and operate in terms of business models and ecosystems
        • Ability to craft value propositions for customers / consumers through internal and external partnerships
        • Ability to synthesize new innovation agenda through market / industry trends, segment needs, and growth strategies
        • Ability to lead a team through influential leadership or direct supervision
        • Ability to build a team culture of creativity, experimentation, and learning from failure
        • Ability to attract and develop talents utilizing the R&D Career Framework
        • Ability to work with ambiguity and ill-defined problems and opportunities
        • Ability to drive for action under uncertainty through risk management
        • Ability to align partners and stakeholders across multiple functions toward a common purpose
        • Strong communication, influencing, and change management skills
          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.

Keywords: Coca Cola, Atlanta , Director, Future Packaging, Packaging Research & Engineering, Executive , Atlanta, Georgia

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