Coca-Cola Company Recruiting Senior Manager, Strategy, Planning and Innovation Officer

The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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 focus on policy and strategy implementation and control rather than development; short-term operational/tactical responsibilities.

Position Overview

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 define 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 full and current potential

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree (required), advanced degree such as an MBA, preferred.  Note: If Bachelors must be (Quantitative discipline e.g., Engineering, Economics, Statistics, etc.)

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

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
13th November, 2019.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online.
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