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Senior Manager, Government Relations

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Beijing, China - CHN
  • Post Date: 11/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-19452

Position Overview:

Lead engagement with relevant government agencies (such as NDRC and MEE) and quasi government bodies (including industry associations, government think tanks and research institutes, such as CSPA, CPPIA and CRRA) to understand government and public policy priorities as related to circular economy in general and WWW in particular to help shape business friendly policy and enforcement environment & practice; Work in close partnership with relevant teams to support the lobbying work around PET, rPET and EPR: from policies and enforcement around collect, recycle and reuse of PET and aluminum cans; Build value-based relationships with key government agencies/industry associations/think tanks, industry partners and NGOs to drive execution of business plans to implement WWW strategies; Provide support to the BU WWW task force.

Function Specific Activities:

Key Result Areas:

  • Research and monitor legislative development, government policies and industry practice in relation to plastic packing collection and recycling.
  • Provide support to WWW task force as needed.
  • Develop reports on company positions re WWW.
  • Develop relationships and networks with government departments, industry associations, research institutes and think tanks to engage and support to influence to create business friendly environment for KO.
  • Initiate and lead in cooperation programs with government agencies, industry associations, research institutes and NGOs to amplify the story of KO's thought leadership in WWW and the potential impact.
  • Work with communications team to tell and amply KO stories of WWW.


Independent Judgment:

  • Demonstrated critical thinking in policy research and monitoring to reach sound conclusions.
  • Exercise independent judgement to recommend appropriate courses of action within established policy guidelines

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 8-10 years' experience working in government affairs and communications related areas.
  • Proven track record in communications, public affairs, external affairs and crisis/issue management
  • Outstanding project management and organizational skills and research capability
  • Experience and willingness to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent in communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform well under pressure 
  • Education & Professional Qualification: University degree in the areas of public relations, communications, business administration, international business, journalism or law.
  • Language Requirements: Proficient in both written and spoken communication in English/ Proficient in both written and spoken communication in Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Travel Requirements:  Travel more than 30 % of work time

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.

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