Director, Nutrition & Emerging Categories

Director, Nutrition & Emerging Categories

CompanyThe Coca-Cola Company

Job locationAtlanta, USA

Region of responsibilityGlobal

DescriptionFocus, Scope, & Impact:

Lead The Coca-Cola Company as the global subject matter expert with regard to our emerging categories, which will contribute increasingly to overall growth: alcohol and dairy. This role will provide policy expertise and partnership leadership as well as strategic direction for the global system, including material risk & trend assessment, SME support for incident/crises management, strategy development, goal-setting, major/global partner development, stakeholder engagement (investor, NGO, media).

KEY SUCCESS PARAMETERS

Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
- 10 years’ experience in public affairs in public, private or NGO sector involving alcohol industry; some subject-matter expert knowledge of at least one sustainability issue (dairy, agriculture, human rights)
- Working understanding across multi-cultural, matrixed organization
- Developed stakeholder network
- Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate complex issues to drive tangible business actions.

Work Focus
- Strategic prioritization: Develop goals as well as monitoring and reporting framework for emerging categories (alcohol and dairy);
- Policy: Develop public policy “For” positions to protect and grow business, reputation, and ‘license to operate’, including discriminatory regulatory proposals, focusing on taxation, labeling, alcohol content, advertising and sponsorship restrictions, as well as animal welfare; Provide strategic advice to the business on the potential impact of business decisions on the relationships with Government and other key opinion leaders;
- Industry Coalitions, Stakeholder Management & Partnership Development: Participation in industry bodies and coalitions; Identification, development, negotiation, management, system engagement/alignment and execution of large partnerships involving alcohol industry; Engagement with NGOs and civil society actors to help the system manage relationships around alcohol & dairy.
- Globally Recognized SME: Internal and external (industry-wide), globally-recognized alcohol (and secondarily dairy) expert and thought-leader; Represent the Company in external major, public speaking engagements, top-tier media interviews, and with investors related to alcohol and animal welfare issues.
- Monitor developing issues to scan for threats and opportunities related to regulatory and legislative matters;

Communication Focus
- Lead communicator with BOTH convergent & divergent stakeholders (NGOs, investors, industry peers, communities, academics);
- Internal communicator to build consensus, ensure alignment and buy-in from key stakeholders;
- OU spokesperson on the company’s goals and progress related to alcohol & dairy;

KEY KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

MASTERY OF (REQUIRED):
1 UNDERSTANDING OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROCESSES & SYSTEMS REGARDING ALCOHOL
2 COALITION BUILDING & INFLUENCING, ABILITY TO FIND “WIN-WIN” SCENARIOS
3 DIVERGENT STAKEHOLDER & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
4 EXCELLENT WRITTEN, VERBAL, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS
5 STRONG ABILITY TO WORK AGILELY IN DIFFERENT TEAMS, BOTH INSIDE & OUTSIDE OF THE SYSTEM

BROAD EXPERTISE IN (GOOD TO HAVE):
1 EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPING PUBLIC POLICY INVOLVING DAIRY/ANIMAL WELFARE
2 EXPERIENCE WITH PUBLIC ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS
3 COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY WITH A SPECTRUM OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL GROUPS
4 NEGOTIATION
5 LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH DEMONSTRATED EXPERIENCE IN DRIVING AGREEMENT AMONG DIFFERENT ENTITIES (PUBLIC, PRIVATE & CIVIL SOCIETY)

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.

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