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Sr. Procurement Specialist

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30313

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

Job Summary

The Senior Specialist, Procurement primary responsibility includes developing and executing value-added Procurement initiatives for a range of categories including, but not limited to, Point-of-Sale Merchandise, IT, Business Services, and G&A.  The person will also leverage and maintain relationships with Coca-Cola system entities including Independent Bottlers, Corporate (North America Operating Unit) and members of CCBSS. The Senior Specialist will also support a variety of categories and be responsible to support Category Manager and Senior Category Managers on sourcing events, quality, service, contracts, and supplier relationships across the portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with procurement leadership, independent bottlers, and corporate stakeholders to drive category management for applicable categories
  • Be able to gather, organize, and analyze complex sets of data to develop thoughtful insights and support financial reporting
  • Negotiate and manage short and long-term contracts to ensure optimum costs and reliable supply to drive system needs/requirements
  • Consolidate and leverage volume of the North America Operating Unit bottling system as possible in collaboration with stakeholders at the lowest sustainable total cost of ownership
  • Work with system stakeholders to improve category supply chain efficiency and effectiveness
  • Drive continuous improvement in his/her area of responsibility leveraging project management and lean/six-sigma methods
  • Develop and implement robust supplier relationship and performance management programs to deliver against SLAs and innovation objectives

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated; ability to get things done and prioritize in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytics and proven problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management, communication and collaboration skills
  • Negotiation/influencing skills with external parties and internal stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge and experience with strategic sourcing processes and other operational best practices
  • Proficient in standard software and applications related to Procurement
  • Broad knowledge of the Coca-Cola system and interactions across systems (i.e., data flow)

Education Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in relevant field or an equivalent amount of work experience

Years of Experience

Required:  
2+ years procurement and/or supply chain experience with additional years in other business functions

Preferred:
3+ years minimum in strategic procurement with additional years in other business functions

Good working knowledge of the Coca-Cola system
Successful procurement or operational Specialist/Sr. Specialist or related contributions across multiple spend categories
Advanced MS Excel proficiency, Business Financial Acumen

Company Message

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