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Director, Process & Operations - Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Company Limited 可口可乐饮料(上海)有限公司

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Job Title: Director, Process & Operations - Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Company Limited 可口可乐饮料(上海)有限公司
Job Id: 41551
Location: Shanghai

Job Objective

Build and manage teams to develop and apply new beverage process technologies and support the commercialisation of new beverage processing technologies which deliver sustainable competitive advantages for growth and/or brand value.  Responsible to manage APAC R&D Pilot Plant, Microbiology team, and all Lab Operations.

Key Result Areas
Lead the development and reapplication of new beverage process technologies that can drive a step change improvement in new product portfolio, existing product quality, process capability, and/or profitability to enable business growth
Build a strategic pipeline of process-based technologies and innovations for APAC region.
Support the commercialisation of new process technologies through commercialisation with successful market launches.
Serve as a member of APAC R&D Leadership team.
Continue to build the capabilities of the process R&D for APAC region.
Lead microbiology team to support all category new product and process developments and commercialization.
Manage APAC R&D operations including R&D labs and pilot plant to ensure all operations in compliance with internal and external standards and requirement including safety and working efficiency.

Core Competencies
Strategic Thinking:  Must be able to view every situation and make decisions that balance short-term needs and long-term strategic objectives.
Lateral Problem Solving:  Must be highly creative and able to leverage concepts from non-beverage industries (especially food), and attack problems from multiple directions.  Must also possess analytical and judgement skills necessary to effectively assess ideas from both internal and external sources.
People and Team Management Skills:  Must be able to recruit and develop talent, build teams, and inspire others.  Further, must be able to encourage creativity, lateral problem solving, and strategic thinking among local teams that are typically weak in this area.
Deliver Results:  Must be self-motivated and have ability to effectively focus and motivate resources.  However, must also have patience to avoid managing autocratically, which is difficult to avoid in local environment.
Cross-Functional Relationships:  Must be able to build good working relationships and communicate the role of Process Development to colleagues in R&D, Technical, Procurement and Bottlers.  Must also be able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical colleagues and Senior Management.

Functional Skills
Thorough understanding of how food & beverage ingredients and products interact with manufacturing processes.
Understanding of principles of fluid dynamics, mass transfer and heat transfer, with basic knowledge of microbiology and some chemistry
Understanding lab and pilot plant operations, safety risks, and lab operational standards 
Project management and new process commercialisation skills
Knowledge of when, where and how much Process Development resources are required for a given situation
Ability to progress and further develop Process Development’s strategic pipeline of programs
Ability to build a business case for funding and manage resources to budget
Independent Judgment

Establishes goals and policies for areas of responsibility subject to review by top division executive. There is broad latitude for decision making.
Candidate must be able to develop a pipeline strategy 
Knowledge & Experience
15+ years experience R&D and/or plant operations with new technologies
10+ years experience in process development or process engineering function for food and/or complex beverages
10+ years experience managing reports
Education & Professional Qualification

BS, MS or PhD in Chemical, Mechanical or Food Engineering
Language Requirements

Fluency in spoken and written English required
Travel Requirements

Travel from 10 – 20% of work time under normal conditions

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.

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