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Commercial Finance Manager - Active Hydration

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-21374

Position Overview:

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Function Specific Activities:

The Commercial Finance Manager for Active Hydration portfolio (Powerade, Glaceau vitaminwater, and Zico, among others) is a key member of the CCNA Still Business Unit Active Hydration Finance team. This position will report to the Commercial Finance Director, Active Hydration and will partner with the Brand Leads to drive growth by proving strong commercial and financial insights. This is an individual contributor role.

The position will support the Hydration Portfolio P&L management and requires a solid understanding of value chain models, discounted cash flows, ROI analysis, KO Franchise System, Bottler P&L, Supply chain models, concentrate business, incidence pricing as well as experience with CCNA financial reporting routines and systems. Candidates should have strong communication, presentation, influencing and analytical skills.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide insights and financial expertise to the Active Hydration Brand team on strategic business issues to deliver results.
  • Lead commercial analysis, financial modelling, opportunity assessment, return on investment analysis, cash flow analysis and other financial tools to develop recommendation to business leads.
  • Support Brand team for situation assessment and business planning process; lead financial section of the LRP process in line with the related brand categories
  • Collaborate with franchise, RGM and commercial teams on annual commercial agreements with Bottlers, and financial communications to the bottlers on new product launches
  • Work closely with cross functional teams, including Marketing, Supply Chain, RGM, Category and Commercialization, Knowledge and Insights to understand existing and new business opportunities and lead financial execution. Actively track return on investments and initiatives.
  • Perform Annual Impairment analysis, where needed, by consolidating all RTM financials' future projections, analyze results, and report performance indicators to respective teams.
  • Work with the Still BU Financial Planning team to understand the performance of the business and provide input to the monthly Rolling Estimate process, including variance analysis, risk and opportunity analysis and business planning.
  • Responsible for RFA process related to Active Hydration brands

Position Requirements:

Education -

Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree and equivalent work experience in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics

Preferred Level:

  • Finance/Accounting background
  • MBA, CPA, or CFA


Minimum Required:

  • Finance/Accounting background with minimum 4-6 years of experience


  • Commercial finance background with 6+ years of experience within packaged goods companies.


Minimum Required:

  • Commercial and business acumen
  • Detailed understanding of supply chain and related financial arrangements
  • Experience in Commercial and Value Chain Analysis, including excel modelling.
  • Ability to understand drivers of volume and profitability, competitive landscape/impact, pressure test assumptions, provide options and recommendations on action plans.
  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and using financial models, templates, strategic and operational measures and software programs/systems in order to perform financial analysis.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to present financial results to large audiences.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This includes the ability to apply these principles and determine compliance with the principles.


  • Proven Commercial and Value Chain Analysis capabilities and expertise in P&L and Volume drivers
  • Advanced skills on Microsoft Excel and Access.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

5-7 Years Experience

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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