Why being part of Coca Cola Latin America?
We’re accelerating our momentum as the fastest growing large consumer goods company in Latin America. People are our focus when we’re collaborating with our diverse network of locally connected bottling partners, and when we’re returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.
Focus, Scope, & Impact:
- This role is responsible for modeling, recommending and building the different supply chains and the connections between them,
understanding the costs and timings associated to bring KO products to the different LATAM markets. To model the right supply network, this person should be able to assess the resources and locations available, but also to propose/develop other alternatives, as; shift manufacturing from one country/region to another, supply base diversification, increase outsourcing/co-packers and vertical integration analysis of some operations. This capability will enhance our ability to better use our asset base, making the overall business more profitable and increasing competitiveness of Beverages for Life (B4L) portfolio.
- Build the capabilities and methodologies for the on-going assessment of the supply network, providing financial and technical leadership on business recommendations for an optimized supply chain infrastructure, that would realize maximal cost savings and operational efficiencies.
- Negotiate with bottling partners to align the value chain analysis and financial insights to implement new supply network projects for Stills across LATAM.
- Work with the technical and innovation team, supply chain team, planning team, commercial finance team and the LATAM categories teams to include all relevant information in the business recommendations, in order to drive growth and to accelerate Stills portfolio profitability across the region.
- Lead Projects by effectively engaging all actors across the supply network. Set up implementation plans.
- Drive business results, ensuring import/exports objectives are aligned with the Operating Unit strategy and targets. Work as an enabler for entire organization. Deliver key success metrics.
- Assess current production and supply chain capabilities in the region to develop the recommendation of an optimized supply chain for key “Stills” 2021 initiatives across LATAM.
- Design and negotiate with our bottling partners the recommended supply network, financial guidelines/value chains and business strategies for new imported products across LATAM countries.
- Operate this new “Supply Network Design” capability, ensuring a better usage of current assets and accelerating explorer portfolio growth in new geographies.
- Multi-country in Latin America and multi-bottlers
- KOF: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua
- Arca + Mexico bottlers: Mexico (Arca + 7 local different bottlers), Peru, Ecuador and Argentina
- Andina + other bottlers: Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Honduras, Caribbean (Brazilian bottlers, ABI, Embonor and Caribbean Bottlers).
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities:
- The “Supply Network Design” Manager will operate and lead a new key business process that will help the business to design and develop the right End-to-End supply networks (for existing and new products), considering the installed capabilities, the total delivery/logistic costs, the production capacities, the response time and the needed resources.
- To have a more efficient, regional and slimmer supply network, will help the system to unblock growth opportunities where our currently operating model does not allow us to compete.
- He or she will have to influence bottlers and Key stake holders in order to align the recommended value chains and business proposals.
- He or she´ll also have to work aligned with technical, finance and categories teams to have all the required inputs to define a comprehensive and articulated business proposal.
- The following areas define key focus of the role:
- Networking design and assets utilization: Network structure, which determines 70% of total supply chain costs, offers the biggest opportunity to reduce those expenditures. Main focus is to optimize the supply chain infrastructure to realize maximal cost savings through technical & financial studies. The Supply Network Design Manager will work in partnership with Bottlers, the technical team, the financial team and other stake holders to develop a final recommendation to the business considering the strategy and portfolio vision. Recommendations could include local/current capabilities but also can include shift manufacturing from one country/region to another, supply base diversification, increase outsourcing from key supply chain components and vertical integration analysis of some operations.
- E2E Supply Chain Capacity Assessment and Plan: To develop and define supply chain strategies and network design proposals, the “Supply Network Design Manager” should assess and build strong knowledge of LATAM production capabilities and capacities. Proposals should be feasible to implement and sustainable over time (During the project expected life/period).
- Value Chains definition and alignment: the development of healthy value chain proposals to accelerate profitability and growth in the region is a priority for this role. The “Supply Network Design Manager” will work with the category teams and commercial finance to integrate the consumer inputs/knowledge and right RGM strategy to define competitive and market/consumer driven proposals.
Related Work Experience:
- 8-10 Years in Supply Chain/financial management for FMCG companies or financial services companies.
- Strong abilities to connect and collaborate with partners across & outside the system - Bottling partners, suppliers, JV´s and traders.
- Experience in scenario planning and analyzing new business opportunities, Strategic Thinking, Analytical Skills, Financial Knowledge.
Key Knowledge Requirements:
Mastery Of (Required)
- Supply chain knowledge
- Strong influencing and negotiation skills
- Financial analysis knowledge
- Project management
Broad Expertise In (Good To Have)
- Operational excellence
- Analytical skills
- Strategic thinking
- Experience in scenario planning
- Internal teams: design and develop new supply networks require to work with other teams and to integrate inputs of key technical, commercial, planning, procurement and financial areas. Also, it requires to negotiate clear product/market targets and to measure performance in accordance with these goals.
- External parties: To align proposals and business recommendations, the Supply Network Design Manager would need to work and influence key stake holders as Bottlers, 3PLs, suppliers, carriers, among others. He/she will negotiate supply network proposals, providing advice on strategic decisions to ensure business continuity, productivity and enhanced assets utilization.
- A lot of negotiation and influence is required to align supply network proposals with the different stake holders and to ensure that these proposals are implemented in line with the aligned measures.
- Bottlers will have different ownership rights and assets between geographies, we´ll most likely have them trying to maximize their own interest vs improve overall production efficiencies and margins. Negotiation will be critical.
Our Purpose and Growth Culture:
We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what's possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors - curious, empowered, inclusive and agile - and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.
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