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Principal Package Commercialization Mgr at The Coca-Cola Company

Posted in Art 13 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Relocation Provided:

Job Posting End Date:

March 19, 2018

Job Profile:

30017926 - Engineer VI - Packaging


0101 Coca-Cola North America






Level 7

Travel Required:

Open for Referrals:

Position Overview:

Act as the technical leader for manufacturing and filling new package designs and specifications. Provide technical leadership throughout the development and commercialization of packages. Provide support to package development to inform them of existing system capabilities and determine requirements for new package types where capability does not exist. Bring together all technical resources required to fully develop and commercialize a package including but not limited to quality, micro, engineering, product development and commercialization, manufacturing. Provide subject matter expertise for all types of package processing.

Function Specific Activities:

o    Lead the commercialization of new package designs, new materials and changes to existing packages. Function as technical project leader for all commercialization activities ensuring successful project completion. Provide technical expertise to NAG marketing, quality and technical services, bottlers, and fountain manufacturing on production and package related issues. Provide continual technical support for existing BU brands.

o    Develop and design manufacturing requirements for existing and new packages.   Review and provide assessment of filling and packaging designs.  Design, develop, conduct and/or review experiments (e.g., laboratory or process experiments) in order to deliver new packages; evaluate packaging safety, and new materials.  Write detailed and accurate reports for analyses, experiments or projects (e.g., equipment validation, evaluation of new packaging).

o    Act as technical or quality expert and consultant by responding to targeted questions from the field or other departments/business units and providing support to branches, bottlers and customers. This includes acting as a resource for general information and acting as a consultant for other technical personnel in the Company. 

o    Capture information, assess it and make recommendations to Company management (e.g., senior technical management) or give the KO system information about emerging business opportunities, technology capabilities or scientific breakthroughs to offer solutions to technical problems and/or affect the Company's strategic direction

o    Create materials (e.g., memos, reports/updates, newsletters, web-based text) to provide information on department activities, progress of implementation projects, issues, concerns or best practices.

o    Proactively inform management, internal business units and Division/Region Leaders about scientific/technical developments (including environmental issues and methodology-related information) of potential interest/concern to increase their understanding of issues and influence their business strategies.

o    Determine training needs, develop tools and communication aids, or provide training to Company, supplier and bottler personnel to ensure that the appropriate level of knowledge is transferred to the field to assist with the effective implementation of each quality initiative.

o    Schedule, develop protocol and attend pre-commercialization test runs to ensure production capability.

o    Transfer the technology into a business unit(s) (e.g., updated documentation, design package, distribution path, intellectual property) for the purpose of commercialization.

o    Prepare document(s) (e.g., project proposal, strategic project brief, project charter, project scope, package specifications) in order to define a project, establish expectations and gain support.

o    Generate, document and execute a plan to select and/or develop technology (e.g., packaging, tools, processes, equipment, package(s) including managing the change control process, in order to meet the project's specific objectives (e.g., improve quality, deliver new packages, optimize processes).

General Competencies:

Organizational Influence

Technical lead for new package commercialization projects with marketing budgets or annual cost savings in excess of $1MM. Impacts the entire NAG system by commercializing new packages, equipment or technologies that drive consumer demand. Works with suppliers, supply chain, and Bottler senior personnel as well as marketing, Corporate, finance, GP&T and field sales.

Strategic Decision Making:

Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available internal and external resources, constraints, and organizational values.

Problem Solving

Analyzes conceptual information, new methods, equipment and technologies to create a competitive advantage. Manages complex organizational tasks. Requires action based on advanced level of knowledge in specific functional areas.

Independent Judgment

Essentially self-managed when working on assigned projects and activities. Good ability to think through the consequences of actions under consideration. When discussing problems and opportunities with senior management, able to explain the situation, possible solutions, risks and recommended course of action.

Communication Skills

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to influence, negotiate and agree on feasible timelines for all stakeholders. Able to communicate effectively with people across various functional areas to consult and provide recommendations, solutions and improvements to manufacturing practices.

Functional Skills

·         Conduct Risk Assessment

·         Prepare & Distribute Technical / Support Documents

·         Review / Recommend Changes to Proposed Packages

·         Technical Project Management

·         Conduct Line Trials and Field Tests


Up to 75% travel required

Supervisory Responsibility

Lead cross functional project teams in order to facilitate package commercialization, the package commercialization process or resolve package related issues. 


EDUCATION LEVEL REQUIRED - Bachelor's degree in packaging, engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience.

PREFERRED - Bachelor's degree in packaging, engineering or related discipline preferred. - Master's Degree in related discipline preferred.   Lean/ Six Sigma Certification (Green or Black Belt) preferred.  Product and ingredient knowledge and experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - Minimum 7-10 years of experience as a packaging engineer, quality assurance manager or director, Plant Manager or Operations Director. 10+ years of operations experience or quality assurance without a college degree. Technical expertise in packaging design, manufacturing processes and/or machinery utilized.   Strong troubleshooting skills and cross functional leadership are a key skill for this role.

Job Requirements:


Bachelors Degree or University

Years of Experience:

7-10 Years Experience

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.

  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.

  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.

  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.

  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.

  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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