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Engineer IV

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Engineer IV
Job Id: 41651
Location: GA - Atlanta

The Engineer IV is responsible for developing new packaging technology and system capability for The Coca-Cola Company. The role will include leveraging external technology from other markets, guiding current and new suppliers, and implementing new concepts in a scalable fashion. Additionally, the candidate will work closely with the Technology Center and external vendors to bring concepts through functional prototype stage to validated package, and with Engineering to enable implementation within a Business Unit. This position reports to the Director, Packaging Application Research, and will work with extended team members from Global Engineering organization.
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Lead or participate on cross-functional global priority projects to de-risk and/ or introduce new technologies
Successfully develop commercial packages using a Stage Gate approach
Develop subject matter expertise in processes or materials applicable to strategic needs within the organization
Manage work with external vendors, suppliers, universities and design agencies to enable agile development and quick decision-making
Apply scientific and engineering principles to further fundamental understanding of packaging technologies and apply to experimental design to develop corresponding data
Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure project progress and maximize value to the System
Education Requirements:  M.S. Required, Ph.D. Preferred in Chemical Engineering, Materials or Polymer Science/ Engineering
Related Work Experience:   
• The ideal candidate will have at least 2 - 5 years of relevant experience in R&D engineering for a major CPG company or packaging supplier.
• Packaging knowledge: Knowledge of technologies and trends within the packaging industry, particularly for beverage packaging, and knowledge of materials typically used in beverage packaging.
• Experimental design and analysis: Use of design of experiments, iterative methods, statistical & data analysis.
• IP and Confidentiality: Experience managing confidentiality, handling agreements, and comfort with advanced patent searching techniques. The ideal candidate will have multiple patents/ applications for commercialized technology.
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 and 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:
Define, Develop and Execute Technical Strategies for Package Research & Development: Define, develop, and execute consumer-centric End-to-End technical strategies to drive the categories and brands required to accelerate our transition to a total beverage company. Define, develop and execute processes that enhance the speed, efficiency and quality of R&T work.
Define, Develop and Execute Winning Solutions for Package Research & Development: Define, develop, and execute sustainable business and winning technical solutions by leveraging insights, technological opportunitieis, BU/ Bottler capability, business case creation/ validation, technological opportunities, risk assessment and management, leveraging the power of our System and its people. Design, develop, and execute processes that enhance the speed, efficiency, and quality of R&D work.
Design, Develop and Execute Technical Projects for Package Research & Development: Design, develop and execute technical projects (e.g. product prototypes, packaging feature, process element, stability test, consumer validation, single research experiment, chemical analysis, etc.). Design, develop and execute processes that enhance the speed, efficiency and quality of R&D work.
Technical Project Management for Package Research & Development: Establish priorities and lead processes for planning technical work and monitoring progress to achieve desired outcomes. Influence buy-in for strategic project plan from stakeholders and key contributors. Lead and maintain collaborative, proactive communication and ensure appropriate documentation with all involved parties to gauge and manage expectations.
Learning Agility for Package Research & Development: A person’s speed to learn. Ability to rapidly study, analyze, and apply new technologies. Ability and willingness to learn from experience and external benchmarking.

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

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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