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Sr. Procurement Manager

Date: Nov 27, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30313

Company: Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC

Position Profile: Senior Manager, Procurement Operations


Position Overview

This is a key role for the effective operational management of Packaging Materials spend for the Coca-Cola System in North America. The candidate will have responsibility for working together with Packaging category leads, R&D and Technical, to help drive implementation of key procurement strategies and provide program management. The candidate will be a leader who can contribute to the overall success of her/his Packaging procurement team and collaborate with stakeholders across all levels within the Bottling and NAOU organization.


Primary Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position will include the following:

  • Contribute to the overall success and serve as a key contributor to the Packaging Procurement group.
  • Help operationalize procurement strategies together with the category leads on behalf of the Bottling and NAOU organization.
  • Establish and drive initiative / project implementation plans together with Bottlers, NAOU and technical community that contribute to the success of the system.
  • Establish and maintain influential relationships with key operational and technical stakeholders across all levels within the system; these stakeholders will range from front-line associates to executives of Coca-Cola throughout North America.
  • Act as a key contact for CCBSS with other Procurement/Technical groups and councils, specifically Co-ops, CEPG etc.
  • Interface with suppliers where required to optimize cost, quality, service, innovation and sustainability for Direct Materials.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to other operational sub-teams within Packaging


Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Management or equivalent work experience (minimum 5-7 years).
  • Experience: 3-5 years combined experience in any of the following areas: Procurement, Engineering, Productivity Program Management, Plant Management (Manufacturing or Warehousing) or Customer Service.
  • Project Management experience required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to establish collaborative relationships with suppliers and key stakeholders.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to influence others in a collaborative way.
  • Learning and adapting agility, with demonstrated ability to learn and influence different areas of the business in a successful way.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, analytical skills, and an understanding of budgets/corporate finances.


Company Statement:

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Service, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta