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Scientist IV

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Scientist IV
Job Id: 41631
Location: GA - Atlanta

Hiring for 2 similar roles! 

Manage and execute product research and development global projects with close relationship to lead BUs; this could include but not limited to proposing new project direction, conducting proper investigation, put together proposals with right technical background / depth, conducting risks assessments, developing, and validating new product Innovation that supports global stills priorities to deliver sustainable competitive advantage for growth and brand value.
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities:
Innovation / Project management:
Plans & manages own projects and priorities according to the stablished strategies

Independently lead product development work in the Lab

Able to make routine decisions independently.

Identify, suggest & implement improvement in the area of responsibility.

Identify, suggest operating process or capability improvement

Has a good overview of system dynamic: CPS, manufacturing, bottler, value chain.

Able to understand and translate sensory & consumer test results into Innovation.

Generate proper reports that can be used to influence project direction up and sidewise

Able to think and influence End to End and conduct risks assessments
Technical proficiency / Functional Expertise

Development & Production of prototypes at lab scale applying own expertise.

Properly understand and follow good lab practices safely with proper record keeping.

Ability to resolve technical challenge, with proper depth and technical rationales

Calculation of formulation using SLDS

Production of sample with the pilot plant of both beverage base parts and final products

Filling accurately FMS database, stability request,

Keep clarity updated and other TCCC databases  according of our internal policy

Description of manufacturing conditions

Have a good understanding of SRA

Provide input of best practices for production of BB part or finished products during production trials at either CP and/or bottler

Agility to learn, expand knowledge, and broaden skills.

Star to be recognized subject matter expert in field of expertise

Delivers results mindset: 
Accountable for the project delivery (Quality, timing & cost), follow thru.

Self-motivated; ability to motivate others by engaging, enabling, and energizing them

Act like an owner

Strong influencing skill

Proactively provide idea to global/BU marketing to define project direction

Develop and maintain internal and external network in his area of responsibility

Cultivate good relationship within R&D and with Marketing, and Technical functions

Gains input and “drills down to the next level of detail” by asking the right questions, testing hypotheses, etc. to develop sound recommendations

Elevate risks, issues, or help needed appropriately

Consult line manager as appropriate on milestones & general guidelines.

Able to independently identify and communicate within and outside the project team – SRA, Marketing, Procurement, Analytical, Legal, K&I, TCR, QSE, among others.

Proactively provides advice inside & outside R&D community
Supervisory activities:

Responsibility for assigning work to direct report (Technician, junior developer)

Identify & provide appropriate personal development or technical training.
Lead and enable product developers to increase their knowledge on beverage development, manufacturing and understanding the TCCC system

 Education Requirements: 
BS/MS/Ph.D (depending of the experience) in food science, chemistry or relative field.

Related Work Experience: 
4+ years for BS/MS, product development experience, 1+ with Ph.D.

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:
Proficient - Food Science

Competent - Beverage Technology

Competent - FMS database

Proficient - System dynamic

Working knowledge – Marketing

Proficient - Project management

Proficient - Communication

Working knowledge – Sensory science / Consumer test




Working knowledge

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