Director, Franchise Strategic Integration, South Africa - #366344

myGwork - LGBTQ+ Business Community


Date: 6 days ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
This inclusive employer is a member of myGwork – the largest global platform for the LGBTQ+ business community.

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.

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.

Position Overview

This leadership role is responsible for leading the development of the Franchise Unit Growth Agenda in line with the OU (Operating Unit) / System strategy & supporting the implementation of the agreed initiatives & plans in the relevant markets.

What You’ll Do For Us

  • Lead the development of the Franchise Unit Growth Agenda i.e. commercial and business strategies through E2E orchestration of Strategy development for the Franchise Unit i.e. Moonshot ambition, Long-Range Plan (LRP), Annual Business Plan (ABP), Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
  • Lead the development / coordination of Moonshot development, Long-Range Plan (LRP) and Annual Business Plan (ABP) with relevant Bottler in your market e.g. Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) and Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) Group in North Africa Franchise (NAF), Coca-Cola Beverages Africa CCBA) in South African or East and Central Africa Franchise (ECAF), etc.
  • Facilitate collaboration between The Bottling Group head offices and our Operating Unit function heads.
  • Lead the development and alignment of a performance management system with relevant Bottlers to ensure timely delivery of strategic and tactical plans.
  • Co-ordinate with local strategy leads to localize the franchise LRP and ABP.
  • Serve as the point of contact on strategy development and performance management between Bottlers and the OU + align Country teams during the process.
  • Serve as the Project Management Officer (PMO) for LRP initiatives to ensure delivery on time and in full, including business case development, etc.
  • Ensure on-time execution of all key Management Routines within the Franchise Unit
  • Partner with Franchise Unit and Operating Unit resources to lead system end-to-end alignment process with Bottling Partners at Group level.
  • Work closely with VP of Operations for the Franchise to orchestrate routines such as Monthly Business Reviews (MBRs), Top to Top (T2Ts). The successful candidate will define agendas & topics to escalate / establish templates and consolidate materials, share pre-reads, pre-align/prewire bottling partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Connect the dots and share best practices, import and export good ideas both locally in the OU and globally.
  • Identify actionable business & competitive insights, as well as outside-in perspectives, to strengthen strategies further
  • Pull relevant data and insights from Insights Network (Strategy Insights + Human Insights + Platform Services) across the OU and beyond to identify granular opportunities and create actionable initiatives at franchise level, in collaboration with country strategy leads.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree essential
  • Masters or MBA a bonus
  • +10 years of Business and/or functional experience in Operation/Strategy/Marketing/Business Development/Consultancy related areas
  • Ex-consulting or Revenue Growth Management (RGM) or FMCG Strategy experience a plus
  • Proven leadership trajectory and influencing a senior leadership team

What We Can Do For You

  • Iconic Brand: Work on the most recognized brand in the world and be part of developing the brands next chapter.
  • Exposure to World Class Leaders: Availability to global leaders that will expand your network.

SkillsStrategy Development; Business Insights; Category Strategy; Commercial Strategies; Data Insights; Planning Operations
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