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Manager Procurement Systems Operations

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-18687

Position Overview:

The Procurement Operations & Systems Manager will be responsible for implementing, streamlining and overseeing procedures of the source-to-pay pricing process specific to raw materials (ingredients/packaging/semi-finished and finished goods) in SAP P08 and CIMPRO systems for North America. This role reports to the CCNA Supply Chain Director. Mission to ensure the right supplier, right price and right timing for PO enablement within North America BU's and some global arrangements. This role will frequently engage with internal and external stakeholders such as Accounts Payable, Cost Accounting, Field Procurement, Operations, Commodity teams, Vendor Master, Master Data, and Suppliers to ensure cost savings, price accuracy, and compliance across The Coca-Cola brands for raw material price management and transactional controls for multiple Business Units. Must have strong analytical knowledge and experience to deliver data driven recommendations to the North America Supply Chain executive leadership team. The role will have influence in the development of processes, playbooks, and system procedures cross functionally to ensure the system operations runs efficiently and scales.

Function Specific Activities:

Function Related Activities / Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop Procurement Systems team to achieve operational excellence
  • Establish, implement and govern procedures for procuring raw materials and some virtual environments within The Coca-Cola supply chain
  • Ensure proper management of vendor master and material master data according to matrix of responsibility
  • Identify transactional risks, address and manage price escalations
  • Monitor and manage short and long-term system agreement compliances to ensure optimum price accuracy and supply continuity
  • Steward value creation and build collaborative relationships with appropriate stakeholders to drive process improvements
  • Interface externally with supplier cross functional teams to address price escalations or support new transactional project initiatives of raw materials as an ambassador of TCCC
  • Initiate, analyze and implement new automation technologies, new programs, and better procurement methods to support key business drivers
  • Strong subject matter expert in the respective area of responsibility, including in-depth knowledge of industry structure, economic drivers, supplier solvency and competitive situation
  • Monitor, analyze and report KPI's within Procurement Systems team scope of activities
  • Help maintain delegation of authority and segregation of duties within area of responsibility
  • Monitor effectiveness of system operations and analyze team performance against key business objectives
  • Enforce any necessary controls or governance directly or indirectly related to source-to-pay pricing processes to ensure quality service and mitigate risk to supply continuity
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders for user and supplier on-boarding
  • Provide SAP consulting and training to cross functional teams and end users
  • Provide direction to SAP Analysts on 3rd level support to end users relating to purchasing enablement or system contracts of direct materials
  • Steward efforts to identify root cause and effective system solutions to invoice price exceptions
  • Partner with Accounts Payable, P2P Service Centers and other finance teams to reduce cycle time and improve processes specific to price invoice blocks of direct materials
  • Liaison across The Coca-Cola Company system (HQ and field), suppliers, technology providers and collaborative peers on pricing requirements of raw material purchasing
  • Communicate complex S2P system solutions in a simplified professional manner to the business and gain buy-in to process improvement efforts or new projects
  • Strategic thought leadership to business plan and road map for area of responsibility
  • Responsible for contract lifecycle management of direct materials and finished goods for some global, but primarily North America Supply Chain
  • Enforce and support SPP 5.1 policy compliance as it applies to applicable area of responsibility



  • Bachelor's Degree, MBA preferred

Related Work Experience: 

  • Eight+ years of Source-to-pay, Supply Chain or related field of expertise. 
  • Five+ years of Advanced SAP functional skills, data management, and automation technologies. 
  • Five+ SAP project implementation experience and strong analytical experience. 


Functional & Technical Skills:

  • Advanced SAP Functional Skills in MM, FICO, BW
  • Innovative thought process related to automation technologies (i.e. Winshuttle)
  • Create and articulate strategies for addressing business challenges and opportunities
  • Advanced Microsoft Application Skills (i.e. PowerPoint, Excel)
  • EDI implementation experience
  • Advanced organization skills
  • Process management and continuous improvement
  • Project management experience
  • Strategic vision
  • Attentive to details
  • Advance analytics
  • Strong decision making and time management skills
  • Contract lifecycle management
  • Strong people leadership skills (visioning, commitment, decisive, persuading, influencing)
  • Mentorship (coach, motivate, provide feedback, develop others)
  • SAP project implementation skills
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal
  • Customer focused internally and externally

Job Requirements:

Years of 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.

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. Apply
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