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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Ref No: R-51496
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Position Overview

  • Support the franchise operations team best practices in sales forecasting, reporting, identification and prioritization of the systems strategic intiatives (Big Bets) through integrated analytics, revenue growth management (RGM) and route to market (RTM) principles to drive the overall franchise development plan for the Nigeria Franchise.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse historical and forecasted trends and communicate results to franchise team identifying opportunities and providing optimal solutions on a weekly/monthly basis by region and category.
  • Collate competitor analysis, including promos and new products and new entrants within franchise geographies.
  • Project management: Oversee execution and performance tracking of regional initiatives (Big Bets) leveraging relevant global system best practices. This to include volume, revenue and execution metrics.
  • Lead the routine franchise performance reviews, tracking system progress vs. agreed/forecasted operational metrics to drive ABP commitments – Volume, System Revenue and Innovation initiatives Attends MarkOps, C&CL and marketing forums to ensure franchise operations alignment.
  • Lead the franchise volume RE process in collaboration with Performance and Planning function (Finance) to provide business performance narrative (drivers & inhibitors) for system stakeholders (TCCC & System Partners).

Education Requirements

  • University/Bachelor’s Degree

Related Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years
  • Strong project management track record, System operational experience, marketing, finance, strategy or C&CL background

Functional Skills:

  • Scenario bounding estimates: Specify the drivers for change, assumptions, risks and constraints under which the plan operates that -if breached- will trigger mitigation plans.
  • Complex data analyses which require using extensive database management skills necessary to complete comprehensive executive summaries.
  • Design, re-design, implementation, generation and validation of operational business reports to capture metrics from multiple sources. Expert knowledge of in house data sources and become adept at quickly extracting and analyzing data from these sources.
  • Ability to manage ad-hoc requests and multiple projects simultaneously, while operating in a high tempo environment with ever changing priorities and tasks

What We Can Do for You:

  • You will be part of the Africa Customer & Commercial team where teams are the new heroes and our leaders are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft Loved Brands, done Sustainably, For A Better Shared Future, we will:
    • Make our CULTURE Code inevitable
    • Build winning Capabilities
    • Change the DNA of our organization to becoming ADAPTABLE
  • We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.

Skills:

  • Business Performance, Communication, Growth Management, Identifying Opportunities, Performance Tracking, Project Management, Route to Market, Strategic Planning, Taking Initiative, Time Management

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Admin Assistant

Ref No: R-50467
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Position Overview

  • To assist the Leadership Team (LT) member and the team with day to day office work by assuming responsibility for the key administrative tasks (outlined below) and by using personal initiative to ensure the smooth operation of the team. Offering support for adhoc projects and presentation preparations.
  • To operate as a key team member who, through initiative and developing an understanding of the business and its issues, is able to follow up on action points and information flow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactive and autonomous diary management for the LT Member
  • Provide assistance for the LT member and other members of the team as well as external stakeholders
  • Co-ordination of meetings by scheduling attendees, conference rooms, meals, materials, accommodation, prepare presentations, etc.
  • Organise international and domestic travel, hotel bookings and itineraries for the team
  • Co-ordination and planning of the logistics for special events (team days, annual conferences etc.)
  • Communicate effectively with senior executives and teams across various levels of management locally and internationally through telephone/videoconferencing or at the office
  • Compose, produce, edit and proof-reads and distributes correspondence, presentations and reports
  • Manage the administration of budgets
  • Work with the team to report on budgets
  • Coordinate adhoc projects for the LT member
  • Screen, handle or redirect all incoming telephone calls
  • Handle and prioritise internal and external information and process expenses for the team
  • Assist with the onboarding of new associates by ensuring that all the necessary tools and resources are available for the associate on the first day (PC, Phone, Software, Desk etc.)
  • Ensure that when an associate leave the organisation that all the necessary offboarding requests have been generated and the separation checklist has been handed to HR
  • Help to orientate the new associate
  • Assist with creating PO’s and then following up to ensure PO’s have been paid

Organization Impact/Influence:

  • LT Member
  • Relevant Team
  • BU associates

Related Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Secretarial or Business College Diploma
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to provide proactive quality administrative assistance

Leadership Behaviors:

  • Maintain productive and credible long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Understand customers’ goals and priorities as a means to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Align team members’ activities to business goals
  • Practice inclusiveness by listening to and leveraging diverse perspectives in the team
  • Work with team members to identify areas for development
  • Provide feedback and model behaviors to help others grow
  • Identify and act upon opportunities to promote, recruit and retain talent
  • Ask for and act on feedback from others
  • Demonstrate an openness to learn from others and actively share knowledge and experience
  • Set an example of personal health and wellbeing, and encourage others to adopt similar practices

What We Can Do for You

  • You will be part of the Africa team where teams are the new heroes and our leaders that are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft Loved Brands, done Sustainably, For A Better Shared Future, we will:
    • Build winning Capabilities
    • Change the DNA of our organization to becoming ADAPTABLE
  • We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Public Affairs Senior Manager

Ref No: R-45483
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Position Overview

  • Analysis is mainly centered on financial planning; performs complex financial analysis assignments; responsible for providing advice on regulatory, tax and financial planning decisions, coordinating and consolidating annual budgets. Individual contributor with comprehensive knowledge in specific area; ability to execute highly complex or specialized projects. 
  • Analyze public policy and regulatory issues, manage divergent stakeholders, engage convergent stakeholders and share insights to define the public affairs, government relations, and sustainability strategy for the business.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

  • Executes all public affairs, government relations, and sustainability related programs and initiatives within Franchise.  
  • Ensures optimal use of resources and maximize the impact of public affairs, government relations, and sustainability plans.
  • Monitors regional and local NGOs, activists, and political developments to identify trends with implications to the business. Engages with and builds coalitions with regional and local government and non-government stakeholders to advocate for or against and advance policies and programming that support our business goals in collaboration with our Public Policy and Sustainability teams.
  • Identifies and monitors regional and local divergent stakeholders to understand their priorities and develop a strategic plan for engagement. Engages with convergent stakeholders to strengthen our impact and deliver value to the business.
  • Conducts periodic monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the implementation and impact of the Coca-Cola Foundation locally.
  • Reporting into the Franchise PACS Director, provide inputs to support the franchise planning process.  

Education Requirements

Related Work Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience, with responsibility for public affairs, government relations, stakeholder management and sustainability.
  • Experience of working internationally or in multicultural teams is advantageous.  

Functional Skills:  

  • Public Policy & Government Relations
  • Stakeholder Management
  • NGO Engagement
  • Incident Management & Crisis resolution
  • Sustainability

What We Can Do for You

  • You will be part of the Africa Public Affairs team where teams are the new heroes and our leaders that are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft loved brands, done sustainably, for a better shared future.
  • We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: RGM Manager

Ref No: R-45473
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Function Related Activities / Key Responsibilities

  • Design game-changing Channel Strategies and guidelines for the Operational Unit that are deeply rooted in shopper and channel insights, to drive significant basket/purchase Incidence increase by connecting seamlessly with relevant occasions in each channel and ultimately drive sustainable and accelerated growth for the System (Net Sales Revenues & Margin expansion)
  • Integrate Category and Revenue Growth Manager /Segmentation strategies with digital/outlet-level data on execution & performance to create channel/ customer (respecting channel roles).
  • Similarly, connect with Market Assets to incorporate equipment recommendations..
  • Derive segmented execution plans and rules based on robust business cases, grounded in solid expectations of distribution, velocity and required support for successful execution (e.g. equipment requirements, salesforce training, etc.)
  • Optimize our System execution across channels (pre-store and in-store) in close collaboration with the Franchise Units and Bottlers based on superior understanding of execution levers and how to optimize desired outcomes (availability, number and type of adjacencies, rate of sale, strike rate, equipment placement).
  • Advance our long-term occasions development ensuring relevant innovation with edge; inclusive of equipment strategies with edge and scale, leveraging Commercial Beverages Category Vision as well as commercial execution .
  • Define key execution and performance metrics for tracking and opportunity identification at scale, to understand optimization potential for our channel/ customer and turn into specific action by initiating the right interventions to accelerate growth highlighting them with General Manager’s and bottlers in a solution-oriented way with the objective to elevate our system capability

Education Requirements

Related Work Experience:

  • 8-10 years of leadership experience in Revenue Growth Manager or Commercial planning and execution with strong skills in Commercial and Channel Strategy, Revenue Growth Manager, Segmentation, Value to Market, Innovation and Portfolio strategy
  • Proven Strategic and Analytical Skills as well as outstanding influencing skills
  • Ability to think from planning to execution and solid system commercial and brand management
  • Desirable to have candidates with Bottler experience

Functional Skills:

  • Commercial Planning & Execution
  • Channel & Shopper Marketing
  • Revenue Growth Manager incl. Segmentation & Occasion, Brand, Package, Price and Channel.
  • Category Management
  • Advanced Analytics

What We Can Do for You

  • You will be part of the Africa Customer & Commercial team where teams are the new heroes and our leaders are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft LOVED BRANDS, done Sustainably, For A Better Shared Future, we will:
    • Make our CULTURE Code inevitable
    • Build winning Capabilities
    • Change the DNA of our organization to becoming Adaptable
  • We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Wholesalers Manager

Ref No: R-45651
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, design and implement integrated short and mid-term strategies for wholesalers in Operating Unit to accelerate customer-back, consumer-centric programing and thus accelerate The Coca Cola Company incidence-, Net Sale Revenue- and Margin growth with these Customers by bringing in the “voice of the customer” into our The Coca Cola Company program design early and thus maximize relevance and execution at the Wholesaler Business (floor + ecommerce + sales force)
  • Key Deliverables are: Customer-relevant occasion and portfolio development plans, defining customer and shopper relevant category bundles and mechanics, an impactful calendar of activation that ties in with our customers’ activation cycles, as well as aligning execution requirements with Commercial Execution, country operations and bottler(s).
  • This is inclusive of Revenue pools/ Targeting of occasions, shopper types, bold Occasion, Brand, Package, Price and Channel approaches to drive the right assortment, Stock Keeping Units optimization, value to market playbooks, price terms and conditions and promo mechanics and –spends, wiring Revenue Growth Management 2.0 applications and implications into business plans to drive Revenue Growth Management/ Route to Market linked capability with wholesalers
  • Ownership of channel and customer metrics and analyses as well as agreement compliance, channel coherency and advanced analytic based approaches for leading edge category planning and customer negotiation
  • Implement commercial and capability plans on Revenue Growth Management (and consumer) that support topline revenue growth and margin expansion expanding the system capability and right cost structure for profitability in Revenue Growth Management as well as using Value to Market  to determine best approach to reach the consumer within the occasion we are targeting.
  • Leverage superior understanding of all key execution levers to accelerate on Distribution, Out-of-stocks & Cost-To-Serve Optimization using Revenue Growth Management framework (sense, shape and service) and thus grow topline (revenue expansion) and bottom line growth (cost to serve management)

Education Requirements

Related Work Experience:

  • 8+ years of leadership experience in Commercial planning and commercial execution with strong skills in Route to Market / Value to Market  , Portfolio  and Channel strategy.
  • Strong planning and collaboration skills
  • Strong customer understanding from an execution perspective
  • Proven system knowledge including Route to Market and Customer, deep understanding of the complexities of the System such as bottler economics and system leverages, processes and tools in order to optimize solutions with our customers across channels
  • Solid analytical and conceptual skills and ability to think from planning to execution and solid system commercial and brand management
  • Solid Data Interpretation skills – ability to understand complex data and ability to explain to Customers, Bottlers, etc. in a way that is meaningful to their business needs.
  • Desirable to have candidates with Bottler experience.

Functional Skills:

  • Value to Market.
  • Portfolio Management.
  • Supply Chain.
  • System Economics.
  • Commercial Economics.

What We Can Do for You

  • You will be part of the Africa Customer & Commercial team where teams are the new heroes and our leaders are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft LOVED BRANDS, done Sustainably, For A Better Shared Future, we will:
    • Make our CULTURE Code inevitable
    • Build winning Capabilities
    • Change the DNA of our organization to becoming Adaptable
  • We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 18th February, 2021.

Job Title: Legal Entity Controller (LEC)

Ref No: R-52565
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Position Overview

  • As Legal Entity Controller you will be responsible for managing accounting and tax compliance of the legal entities in Nigeria, Ghana and other legal entities within West North Africa and working as the key local Controllership  business partner with the Franchise and Africa Operating Unit (OU) Leadership Team to proactively identify and mitigate strategic and transactional accounting and tax risks.
  • Additionally, you will be overseeing compliance with US GAAP, IFRS and/or other local accounting regulations as well as Company accounting policies, and be safeguarding the resources of the Company by ensuring compliance with Statutory requirements (no fines/penalties), enforcing internal controls and Company policies, and continuously improving them to ensure smooth operations of the business.
  • Due to the organization structure of the global business you will be required to travel approximately 10% of your time, mainly requiring overnight stays.

Key Responsibilities
Accounting and Reporting:

  • Manage non-financial reporting to headquarters in Atlanta, including impairment surveys, third party guarantee reports, legal reserves, payments to government officials, etc.
  • Review monthly computation of service fees.
  • Prepare monthly legal entity Profit and Loss´ (P&Ls) and narratives and quarterly legal entity balance sheets and narratives.
  • Co-ordinate the completion, review and sign-off of the Annual Financial Statements with Regional Controller, Finance Director, Planning and Analysis Manager and external auditors.
  • Ensure items highlighted at monthly Balance Sheet Risk and Opportunities meetings are addressed and acted upon within agreed timelines.
  • Responsible for interacting as needed with other areas, i.e. Accounting Research, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax, Controllers Group, etc.
  • Review Accountant in Charge Memoranda (AICs), Standard Practices and Procedures (SPPs), etc. that impact Coca-Cola business in order to ensure that the financial statements are being properly reported.

Tax Planning, Mitigation and Compliance:

  • Proactively work with the BU functions to mitigate all tax risks and support Commercial Finance and Franchise teams in resolving indirect tax issues (excise, customs, VAT, withholding tax, income and PAYE) affecting the system.
  • Review significant contracts, agreements and business processes for compliance and tax efficiency.
  • Maintain tax tracker and engage the BU and Atlanta corporate tax department on all tax issues arising and progress in resolving them.
  • Review of the monthly VAT, withholding tax, deferred tax and corporation tax computations and related journal vouchers for posting into the ledger and prepare/review monthly tax returns and follow up for timely filing with, payment to and reconciliation with Self-Assessment Returns (SARS).
  • Approval of monthly/quarterly general ledger (GL) tax account reconciliations.
  • In liaison with Regional Controller, engage senior tax counsel, external tax advisers and tax authorities and coordinate responses to all tax audits and queries within timelines agreed with or demanded by tax authorities.
  • Collaborate with Legal and Company secretarial service providers to ensure compliance with Companies’ Act and other local/secretarial requirements.
  • Monthly/periodic review of tax authorities´ statement of accounts for all taxes to ensure payments are correctly allocated and receipt of refunds are confirmed by treasury.
  • Proactively manage work assigned to external advisor to ensure that agreed timelines are met and quality standards are adhered to within the approved budget.

Operational Control and Compliance:

  • Support the quarterly Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) certification process for the Africa OU
  • Work with BU Finance to ensure proper documentation, communication and implementation of all relevant Company policies and procedures.
  • Support internal and external audit process conducted by the Corporate Audit Department.

Interaction Points:

  • Platform Services Controllership GPO and Regional Controller – Supervision, allocation of work and problem solving.
  • Senior Tax Counsel / Accounting Research Manager / Treasury Services Managers – Problem solving and exchange of information.
  • R2R Manager / Disbursements Manager / Treasury Supervisor / Accounts Payable Manager – Liaison, exchange of information.
  • General Managers – SEC Letter process and alignment of problem solving on business and finance issues.
  • Finance Management – Strategic partnerships, problem solving
  • Franchise and OU operations (Legal, HR, Operations, etc.) – Problem solving and multi-functional projects.
  • Suppliers / Tax Advisers / Auditors / Tax officials – Exchange of information.
  • Bottling Investment Group (BIG), Equity Investment contacts and Equity Investees Finance Managers – Exchange of information and compliance with company’s policy and procedures.
  • Controls & Compliance – Liaison, exchange of information.

What You Need To Be Successful

  • In order to be successful as Legal Entity Controller for Coca-Cola, you need to be able to understand the business very well in order to develop resolutions to issues that take care of greater Company interest while obtaining alignment with all stakeholders, which on the other hand requires developed influencing skills. Effective planning and routines setting, great collaboration skills, a high level of integrity in everything you do, and a good sense for prioritization and organizing your work will be additional key success factors for you to be able to ensure stakeholder and business unit requirements are met. As occurring issues generally vary on a case by case basis, a high degree of flexibility, agility and out-of-the-box thinking are required in this role.
  • As you will be working in a global, virtual team, previous cross-cultural exposure paired with the ability to interact across functions and hierarchies, as well as the ability to communicate with confidence while being culturally aware are crucial.
  • If in addition you have a knack for developing new internal control procedures with the aim to match new business models and ensure compliance while avoiding undue complexity, you´re just the one we´re looking for.
  • Ensuring accounting that complies with US GAAP, IFRS and local GAAP as well as identifying root causes of non-compliance with procedures and policies, and developing actions plans to mitigate and tracking progress will be your daily business. Therefore, you should bring the following

Technical Skills:

  • University Degree preferably in Finance, Accounting or related and registered qualified professional Accountant (CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • 5-10 years’ experience in applied Accounting, preferably gained in a multinational environment (Big 4 or FMCG Multinational).
  • Tax Planning and Compliance.
  • Strategic Financial Consulting.
  • Risk Management, Internal Controls (e.g. SOX, Segregation of Duties, etc.) and Auditing.
  • US GAAP, IFRS and local GAAP.
  • Advanced SAP and Excel skills.
  • Treasury appreciation.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Systems thinking.

Leadership and Growth Behaviors:

  • Be the role model
  • Set the Agenda
  • Help People be their best selves
  • Curiosity
  • Empowered
  • Agility
  • Inclusive

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 22nd February, 2021.

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