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Manager, Category Strategic Advisory - Space and Assortment

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 1/11/2019
  • Job Type: REMOTE
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Job ID: R-22567US-GA-Atlanta-Virtual

Position Overview:

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:


  • Develops and manages category advisory tools including category management and space strategy, applications and platforms to align with internal and external clients' current and future needs
  • Provides support to internal customers in the design, development, and support of tools to position Coca-Cola as Best in Class with external customers
  • Enables the system to leverage the power of category, and space tools and technology to drive wins with external customers and positively influence Coca-Cola goal to become our customers' most valuable supplier and indispensable partner
  • Supports the dialogue between category advisory and IT for tools and technology to ensure enablement of all tool development processes to benefit Coca-Cola and external stakeholders


  • Manage process to enable planogram generation & to maximize efficiencies:
    • Planogram Generator
    • Support CKB uploading process
  • Train and commercialize Planogram Generator
  • Manage existing space & category management software / tools to ensure latest versions are being utilized and steward any technology upgrades needs, e.g. Richmix, Space Planning, Planogram Generator, Floor Planning (JDA), Apollo Space Planning, Designer Workstation (EYC), CKB (Category Knowledge Base), Space tools supplemental customization, Batch Printing, IMPro/Image Library, Planogram Central, etc.
  • Develop and commercialize software, tools and template solutions and the implementation of Coca-Cola analytical automated systems to all Coca-Cola business Insights, Category Planning, Space Strategy, and Analysis personnel. Ensure tools enable the Coke system to be at the forefront of industry capability (e.g. space automation development).
  • Engage in relevant training and industry seminars to build knowledge around available software, tools & technology. 
  • Manage space & category management software application installs across the organization.
  • Technical liaison with IT for all necessary software integration issues including customer-specific technology support.



  • Minimum Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, IT, or related field
  • Preferred Level: Bachelor's degree in Business, IT, or related field


Minimum Required:

  • 5 years in CPG Industry
  • AWS Cloud, Hadoop and Teradata a plus

General Skill, Knowledge and Abilities Skills:

  • Data analysis and interpretation (5 years)
  • Technical knowledge and subject matter expertise in JDA Software
  • Space Planning
  • Planogram Generator
  • Category Management and Direct Account Management (3-5 years)

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.

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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