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Sr. Procurement Specialist - Metal Packaging

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30313

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



Position Overview

The Senior Specialist for Metal Packaging is responsible for operational, analytical, and strategic sourcing execution in support of the Metal Packaging (can sheet and can conversion) category. 


Analytical and Sourcing execution includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Own the end-to-end responsibilities associated with all pricing impacts, adjustments, forecasts from CRM team and market data to incorporate into bottler financials on a consistent basis.
  2. Gather and analyze data to drive fact-based decision making and increase value via the 7-step sourcing process
  3. Proactively resolve or manage the resolution of day-to-day procurement-related issues
  4. Connect, gather, and align business needs with key stakeholders within R&D, Global Sustainable Procurement, Commercial Product Supply, Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services, Coca-Cola North America, and our Bottling Partners
  5. Proactively monitor market data and impacts to stay ahead financial and supply chain impacts to LME and premiums around the globe.
  6. Build and manage supplier relationships across the category/categories, including but not limited to collaborating on reports, financials, and urgent business needs.
  7. Support team in developing Category Strategy, Contracting, Negotiations, and Financial Reporting for spend under responsibility
  8. Track monthly & quarterly rebates, volumes, and pricing for use in REs and other required reports
  9. Ad hoc analysis/tasks as the business requires


Operational support means collaborating with cross-functional business partners, procurement operations, and suppliers to ensure supply continuity, service, quality, and system data integrity. For our large base of internal customers, this person is often the first point of escalation on supply chain issues.


Candidates must be able to manage multiple priorities, exhibit strong interpersonal skills and communicate concisely, via written and verbal communication.  The ideal candidate will have capability to lead and collaborate on sourcing projects, foster supplier and business stakeholder relationships, and manage end-to-end responsibilities of all metal financial impacts on a consistent basis.



Procurement Systems & Processes – Accountable for timely Accounts Payable system set-up (posting price updates, etc.), maintenance, and P2P reconciliations.  Identify and implement process improvements to procurement change management.  Ensure reports (i.e. Spend, Volume, Financial, Rebates, etc.) are maintained and accurate, on a monthly basis, or as needed.


Supply Chain Support – Responsible to understand, support and own/lead resolution of day-to-day procurement-related supply chain issues.  Collaborate cross-functionally to drive quantifiable continuous improvement in supply, quality and service.


Collaborate, Communicate, & Drive Action – Communicate effectively, document plan and lead/support alignment among internal partners and suppliers.




Supplier Relationship Management – Analyze and communicate supplier performance data in accordance with negotiated supply agreements to drive continuous improvement.

  • Effective communication style that drives alignment among user groups and suppliers with conflicting objectives.
  • Collaborate with Quality, R&D, Manufacturing, Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Bottlers, etc. to drive quantified continuous improvement


Effective Sourcing – Support contract negotiations through data and market analysis, to ensure optimum and sustainable total cost of ownership and reliable supply.

  • Analyze market forecasts and projections to develop and update budgets on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure compliance with Procurement Policies and SOX rules


Experience / Education

  • BS in Business or related discipline or 2+ years of Procurement or logistics experience
  • Subject matter expertise in standard analytical tools (i.e. Excel, Altryx, Access) and procurement systems (SIPS, etc.)
  • Proven success in managing high level of data complexity and ability to provide concise information
  • Knowledge of procurement and supply chain management policies, processes, and procedures



  • Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal
  • Analytic skills, learning agility and demonstrated problem solving capability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently multi-task
  • Innovation and creativity – ability to apply non-traditional thinking to projects and challenges
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

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