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Supplier Developer

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey - TUR
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: Ocak 31 - 2019
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Job ID: R-21713

Position Overview:

This position is directly responsible for the Quality Authorization of manufacturing suppliers and distributors to supply ingredients and primary package globally to TCCC (The Coca-Cola Company). There is a focus on suppliers of juice and other agricultural commodities located in the Europe, Eurasia and Africa Regions. The role involves working with suppliers to develop them, audit of suppliers to assess compliance to TCCC requirements, identifying any risks the supplier may present, and follow up with suppliers to develop robust corrective actions plans following TCCC audits.

Function Specific Activities:


  • Plan/ Schedule and organize supplier audit schedule and supplier development technical visits as needed.
  • Conduct in depth audits of KO Juice Suppliers (& other ingredient categories as needed) against TCCC supplier governance requirements outlined in Company databases (KORE and PICASSO). Assess the capability of the supplier to deliver ingredients according to TCCC expectations / specifications and to ensure confidence on the quality of the supplied goods. Ensure audits are conducted within required time frame and within budget
  • Prepare value added audit reports, which allow stakeholders to clearly understand the level of compliance, any associated risks and facilitate the supplier operations to accurately address corrective action.
  • Maintain supplier and audit data in the Company databases and tracking tools in a timely manner
  • Follow up with suppliers on corrective action plans resulting from the TCCC audit to ensure the appropriate level of action is taken to eliminate non-conformance.
  • Develop suppliers in the following important areas:
    • Work with suppliers to improve their overall service level to TCCC, including compliance to specification and COA requirement
    • Outline the TCCC technical requirements to new suppliers & develop them to meet these requires
    • Guide suppliers through the ingredient authorization process
    • Support Procurement strategic initiatives by developing suppliers that are important to the Procurement strategy
    • Develop a continuous improvement ethos with current and new suppliers


  • In-depth knowledge of food safety, HACCP, food chemistry and microbiology
  • In-depth knowledge of GFSI standards and requirements
  • Knowledge of food processing and in-depth knowledge of Juice processing, knowledge of Good Engineering design for hygienic production environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including presentations skills within a multicultural community and interviewing skills for auditing
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills to manage audit schedule and audit agenda
  • Audit Objectivity: Ability to remain independent and objective when performing audits including adhering to the facts and standards and not being unduly influenced
  • Ability to manage in a virtual working environment, fully utilizing technology and communication tools

Job Requirements:

Years of 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.

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