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Franchise Technical Manager, ECAF

Coca-Cola
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Lead the Franchise Technical Operations by providing technical thought leadership to drive the Franchise business plan

successfully working with Franchise teams and bottling partners.
- Co-ordinate all Technical activities across the Franchise to achieve quality, productivity and volume objectives through
supporting the execution of the Bottler Business Plan (BBP) in line with BU, Group and Corporate initiatives.
- Leverage functional support and expertise to address opportunities or issues expediently in collaboration with SRA,
Packaging & ICE, Technical Operations, Stewardship, Commercialization etc.

Responsibilities

Strategy and Business Performance

• Develop and implement 3 year BP and annual BP around key Technical initiatives aligned with respective Franchise BP's
• Approve and ensure execution of annual BBP(s) - manage opportunities and issues arising with Bottler Leadership Team

Stewardship on QSE(Quality, Safety and Environment) , SRA
• Lead quality improvement in collaboration with Franchise, BU counterparts and Bottlers to protect our brands by implementing KORE (Coca-Cola Operating Requirements) and the continuous enhancement of quality operations in plants, distribution systems, fountain and suppliers
• Ensure overall QSE compliance by supporting technical assessments/pre-audits and timely implementation of corrective action plans to include ingredients, packaging materials and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards
• Drive EOSH performance improvement through defined metrics in SDW (Stewardship Data Warehouse)
• Collaborate with Scientific Regulatory Affairs (SRA) function to proactively manage regulatory and environmental issues to drive profitable growth

Engineering
• Lead the validation process to ensure all bottling facilities have a valid SMP (site master plans) in place on new lines, upgraded processes etc comply with KORE requirements
• Influence continuous productivity improvement with our Bottling partners through recognized productivity programs such as OE, TPM , Six Sigma, Manufacturing Way
• Collaborate with the Bottler to ensure that process critical equipment is capable, through effective preventive maintenance programs

Supply Chain
Identify supply chain gaps, develop and execute initiatives that improve performance, reduce cost, and accelerate growth. Achieve full alignment with Bottling system in related areas (manufacturing and distribution infrastructure, demand and operations planning, inventory management, logistics, warehousing, and third-party distribution).
• Work with marketing and relevant functions in the Franchise to identify new product, package and equipment opportunities and manage the development and commercialization process.
• In collaboration with Bottler Management, Franchise Leadership Team and the BU Technical Operations Manager, develop the strategic plan around infrastructure and capacity planning in order to satisfy demand requirements

Sustainability
• Local Sourcing: Lead and facilitate the the development of capacity (infrastructural plans) and continuity of supply for key input materials locally where possible
• Recycling: Develop and implement a Recycling Framework for the Franchise in conjunction with PAC and other relevant stakeholders to enhance our social license to operate

People Leadership
• Effectively manage all people processes to a high quality, on time and on budget - performance management, organizational changes, training,
• Motivate and lead the Technical Team and any dotted line functional support to deliver the Technical and Franchise Business Plan
• Build system and team capability to ensure our team continues to effectively support the business and build the careers of our associates

Managing Stakeholders
• Collaborating with the Bottling Partners, Franchise General Managers, Franchise Leadership Team, BU Central -
Technical, suppliers, distributors to drive the Franchise Technical agenda
• Lead the Supplier Guiding Principle (SGP) agenda with Suppliers

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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