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Manager, Food Contact Materials

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Manager, Food Contact Materials
Job Id: 41316
Location: GA - Atlanta

The Food Contact Materials (FCM) Risk Assessment Manager will provide subject matter expertise in FCMs and related regulatory frameworks to support innovations across multiple functions of The Coca-Cola System (TCCS), assist with the implementation of strategies necessary to ensure the safety and compliance of TCCS FCMs, curate the science necessary to support a robust FCM advocacy strategy, and proactively reaffirm the safety of TCCS FCMs by building/maintaining an external network in scientific and trade associations.  This position reports to the Senior Director, Toxicology & Risk Assessment, and will be a critical part of the global FCM team. 
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Support the Director of Food Contact Materials in the creation, communication and execution of scientific and regulatory strategies to address global FCM safety challenges and to mitigate emerging threats. 
Provide FCM subject matter expertise to TCCS to enable solutions to scientific and regulatory issues.  Act as a scientific steward and consultant by preparing responses to targeted questions from the field, other functions, business units, bottlers and customers. This includes acting as a resource for general information and gradually becoming a consultant, mentor and trainer for other technical personnel in TCCS.
Partner with cross-functional business teams to provide subject matter expertise and FCM safety and compliance reviews for global R&D projects to enable innovation and provide stewardship and governance to re-affirm the safety and compliance of TCCS FCMs.
In collaboration with global SRA colleagues, monitor and review regulatory development, identify/mitigate potential SRA risks and leverage opportunities related to TCCS FCMs and suggest changes in Company strategies and policies in response to new safety and regulatory questions on FCMs.
Participate in selected external organizations related to FCMs to influence outcomes and advance our scientific and regulatory strategies.
Education Requirements: 
Strong preference for advanced degree (MS, PhD) in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, or related field.
Related Work Experience: 
3+ years of experience in packaging industry, food industry, government, trade associations, or related industry in similar roles. 
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:
Safety and Risk Assessment:  Understanding of the acceptable human exposure to potentially harmful substances in food.  This includes knowledge of the nature, properties, adverse effects, and detection of materials such as food additives, ingredients, contaminants, packaging materials, and pesticide residues, and how they are tested and regulated
Toxicological and Exposure Assessment:  Knowledge of principles and methods of toxicology and ability to assess the impact or relevance of toxicology studies and research. Knowledge of the principles and methodologies of assessing the exposure of chemicals to animals and humans.
Food Contact Materials Technology:  Knowledge of the technologies, chemistry and related supply chain impact of substances used in food contact materials. Ability to assess the impact, detection and risk in foods and beverages.
Food Contact Materials Regulatory Landscape and Advocacy:  Knowledge of global regulatory requirements on food contact materials. Ability to create and maintain industry and subject matter expert networks and influence/mitigate regulatory developments
Incident Management and Crisis Resolution:  Knowledge of Incident Management and Crisis Resolution (IMCR) processes and ability to constructively and succinctly inform internal stakeholders, while engaging any necessary external resources to support defined actions.
Travel Requirements:  Approximately 25-30%

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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