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Associate NPD Manager - Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd.

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Job Title: Associate NPD Manager - Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd.
Job Id: 41613
Location: Gurgaon

This position will be responsible for developing a strong Innovation Pipeline to meet aggressive growth target of INSWA business. Will be working closely with global TCR, Marketing, Supply Chain, Regulatory and CPS. This role will influence the markets for application of these innovations with the help from India Lead.

Key Result Areas 

Proactively build the Innovation Pipeline that suits the Consumer, Regulatory and Supply Chain needs of INSWABU Markets.
Work with cross functional teams, like marketing, Technical, TCR and Supply Chain to understand the needs and deliver the consumer preferred solutions that bring-in Business Value
 Identify and deliver the optimization/ business continuity initiatives that benefit the system. Work towards anticipating and crossing the barriers for continuous business improvement.
Sharing Knowledge and collaboration across system.
Ensure effective documentation related to Stability Testing, Analytical data, Formulation in Picasso, Ingredients and Specifications. 
Ensure priorities are handled effectively by modifying plans and actions in own area of accountability.
Good project management knowledge
Provide support to ensure all local regulatory requirements in every aspect of Product formulation.

Job Requirements / Qualifications
Functional Skills:
Strong product development skills with an in-depth knowledge of ingredients, their functionality and application. Working knowledge of sensory, nutrition and consumer science and analytical areas. 
Independent Judgment:
Responsibilities are typically stated as broad goals or areas of accountability. There is substantial latitude in determining how to accomplish the goals.

Knowledge & Experience:
Ability to recognize and protect proprietary information as it relates to formulas and ingredients.
Strong knowledge of the composition, structure and properties of inorganic substances needed to understand inorganic ingredients (e.g., acidulants, oxygen, water, buffers) used in Company products and in research on stability of ingredients.
Solid knowledge of food and water microbiology used to make judgments about the safety of ingredients, beverages, manufacturing techniques, packaging and storage conditions. 
Knowledge of basic nutrition concepts and definitions involved in basic nutritional labeling.
Ability to apply technical knowledge and establish credibility with highly technical audiences in order to build technical relationships that will benefit customers or the Company.
Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute multiple projects and tasks or work plans to ensure successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).
Knowledge of Company-specific rules for creating formulas and formula codes.

Education & Professional Qualification:

Education and Related Work Experience – Food Science and Food Engineering. & Dairy Science/ Dairy Engineering
BS with at least 10-12 years related work experience;
MS with at least 10 years related work experience;

Language Proficiencies:

Proficient in spoken & written English.

Travel Requirements:

25%, including trial run, business meeting, seminar etc.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at
Coca-Cola India Pvt. Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, provides marketing and technical/quality services to The Coca-Cola Company in India.

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