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Sr Specification Specialist (Formulas and Ingredients)

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Sr Specification Specialist (Formulas and Ingredients)
Job Id: 41330
Location: GA - Atlanta

The Sr. Specification Specialist supports the facilitation of formula and ingredient management processes including issuance, updates, and obsolescence of formulas and ingredients.  The Sr. Specialist has accountability for data audits and continuous process improvements.  The position reports to Director, Formula and Ingredient Management and works internally with team members, R&D, SRA, Commercial Product Supply and Business Units.    
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Review formula issuance and obsolescence requests from the business and prepare documentation including formula updates and Country of Sale documents for new countries authorized to sell products along with beverage base supply information.
Review ingredient documentation for new ingredient approvals to ensure accuracy of supplier information, assess updates made by suppliers for impact to business and recommend actions and maintain ingredient sourcing information.
Conduct risk-based data audits on formulas and ingredients to verify conformance to Company requirements, recommend corrective actions and follow-up to ensure appropriate actions have been taken to achieve compliance.
Maintain and update Picasso, support optimization of Formula and Ingredient Management processes and provide recommendations for continuous improvement of processes and tools to automate and increase efficiencies.
Conduct special ingredient and formula analyses to support recommendations and business decisions.
Protect TCCC trade secrets (product formulations and flavor information)
Communicate externally with ingredient suppliers and internally with formula and ingredient users to solve issues and provide training.
Support routine reporting of metrics for ingredients and formulas and assess for enhanced system performance.
Education Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related science field.  Master’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or related field preferred.
Related Work Experience:  3-5 years relevant work experience working with food product formulas and ingredient specifications.  Ability to perform in a challenging, dynamic and changing environment.  Must be a self-starter, service minded and team player.  Must be organized and detailed-oriented with solid analytical skills.
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:  
Picasso Formula Management System:  Knowledge of formula data in Picasso.   Enters formulas or other information into the system, generates reports and recognizes inconsistencies.
Picasso Ingredient Management System:  Knowledge of ingredient data in Picasso.   Enters ingredients or other information into the system, generates reports and recognizes inconsistencies.
Attention to Detail:  Accurately and carefully follows established procedures for completing work tasks.  Vigilantly watches over job processes, tasks and work products to prevent errors, omissions or defects
PAR Process:  Knowledge of Product Approval Request (PAR) process and related Company policies.
Technical Policies & Requirements:  Knowledge of Company policies and requirements affecting ingredients, formulas and flavors.

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.

Relocation costs are not provided for this job. By applying for this job, candidates understand and acknowledge that the Company will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

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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