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Director IT, Freestyle

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Director IT, Freestyle
Job Id: 41495
Location: GA - Atlanta

Position Overview
This role will be accountable for hands-on leadership, client management, and end-to-end delivery of Freestyle IT initiatives, reporting to the CCNA IT Freestyle Leader. This leader will be responsible for management and successful delivery of the innovative and differentiating capabilities that would meet the needs of the Freestyle business. In close partnership with the business, he/she must be able to implement and manage agile practices that would enhance the IT capability delivery speed, while improving the operational excellence and stability.
 Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Lead ideation, planning, design, build, and delivery of high quality IT solutions; supporting the Freestyle business capability roadmap
Oversee Demand Control Processes, Resource Planning/Scheduling, Delivery Monitoring, Financial Control, and Value Measurement of the Portfolio under management
Partner closely with various Business & IT stakeholders to understand strategic alignment opportunities, identify dependencies/risks, define mitigation plans, and balance challenging trade-offs between short/long term goals/priorities, architectural decisions, and holistic value across the portfolio.
Implement agile program/project management policies, standards, and procedures to ensure consistent and transparent execution across the portfolio. Provide detailed, accurate and timely updates on progress of the portfolio against the targets
Maintain influential knowledge of fast evolving technology trends. Set vision and strategy for the leveraged use of latest IoT, AI, Dispenser software and connectivity innovations
Ensure successful execution of IT strategies, architecture guidelines and standards
Work closely with various external partner(s) through all aspects of solution delivery and enforce CCNA IT’s governance and controls framework. Simultaneously attain continuous improvements in service delivery and cost effectiveness
Model a culture that improves the organization’s comfort with the speed of change, challenging assumptions, relentless pursuit of improvement – all with a high sense of personal accountability.
Serve as a Coach and Mentor within the organization and provide career coaching and direction to team members
 Education Requirements: 
BA/BS required
BA/BS in Information Technology, Business, Management or industry-related curriculum preferred
MBA preferred
 Related Work Experience: 
Comfortable and confident when speaking with clients as a technical expert and able to translate technical concepts into simple terminology for business client of various levels
Passionate about identifying and solving problems for customers with the ability to uncover business needs through direct interaction as well as quantitative or qualitative research to define compelling solutions
Familiarity with Freestyle Architecture and System Design
Excellent understanding of Agile/DevOps operating model. Experience and passion to work in a fast-paced Agile environment, delivering functional features in small time duration while utilizing automation tool sets
World Class Program & Project Execution: ability to manage the delivery of multiple complex and large-scale solution development initiatives (>$3 MM) across different functional/technical areas.
5+ years of experience in IT architecture, design, and large-scale solution delivery. 3+ years of increasing managerial responsibility.
Excellent problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend sound conclusions and implementation strategies
Team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced dynamic environment
Proven ability to manage complex processes and drive continuous process improvement
Foster a metrics-driven culture to drive accountability and transparency
Self-starter, self-confident and assured in personal abilities
 Additional Skills (Preferred)
Project management certifications
Consulting experience
6 sigma/Operation Excellence background
Large scale solution delivery involving diverse stack of technologies and connected devices
Continuous Integration/Delivery experience
 Leadership Behaviors: 
DRIVE INNOVATION:  Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)
COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, and OTHER STAKEHOLDERS:  Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
ACT LIKE AN OWNER:  Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
INSPIRE OTHERS:  Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS:  Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential
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 & 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. 
 Functional Skills: 
Coordinate execution and implementation of approved projects within area of responsibility in order to execute the plan.
Coordinate the analysis of proposed projects (high-level project descriptions) with technology service providers (e.g., application development or infrastructure service providers) in order to determine resource requirements (people, hardware, software) and to provide consistent communication during the planning process.
Create a communications plan (e.g., memos, letters, plan review meetings, status lists) to ensure frequent, accurate and timely communication to all stakeholders and to solidify commitment to the project plan.
Lead resolution and re-planning activities with stakeholders to realign strategies and close identified gaps.
Manage or participate in cross-functional teams to promote technology strategies, analyze and test products, or perform pilot and first implementations of new technologies in order to integrate new technologies into the Company's Global infrastructure.

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 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 Beverages (Shanghai) Ltd. an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, provides marketing and technical/quality services to The Coca-Cola Company in China.

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.
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