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Título del trabajo: CPS Lab Transformation Director

Compañía: Coca-Cola

Descripción de funciones: Location(s): Costa RicaCity/Cities: LiberiaTravel Required:Relocation Provided:Job Posting End Date: April 30, 2024Shift:Job Description Summary:Scope, & Impact:CPS (Commercial Products Supply) is a key part of the Advantaged Supply Chain of the Technical Function of The Coca-Cola Company. CPS manufactures concentrates and beverage bases for sale to bottling partners all over the world. This global organization manages a network of 18 manufacturing plants in 17 different countries.The Global Lab Transformation Director will drive the lab of the future strategy of a network of 18 CPS Laboratories across the globe. This role sets the strategic direction to transform laboratories within the CPS Laboratory Network working closely with CPS manufacturing operations.

  • Develop a clear vision and strategic plan for transforming the laboratory into highly efficient, technologically advanced labs.
  • Lead the implementation of new laboratory automation systems, data management tools, and other innovative technologies.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources to ensure successful execution of transformation projects.
  • Drive accelerated, transformative change by implementing standardized and risk-based lab testing approaches, simplifying procedures, and promoting synergy across the network.
  • Ensures the effective and efficient implementation of Laboratory Management System (LIMS) and management systems as defined in KORE & EtQ to ensure compliance with the policies, procedures, and practices of The Coca-Cola Company and regulatory bodies.
  • Laboratory Governance and Standardization: Develop and lead the deployment of new laboratory standards; ensure harmonization and standardization of laboratory processes.
  • Data Analytics and Reporting: Develop and implement standardized reporting tools and metrics to manage laboratory performance and transform data into value.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure support for transformation initiatives and alignment and with overall CPS transformation journey. This includes working closely with other KO Laboratories in a networked organization to align on lab system transformation. The role has direct impact and influence over the development of the most optimum CPS lab strategy and implementation plan in line with the global TCCC lab network.
  • Incorporate external perspectives through active engagement and benchmarking within the industry to maintain innovative practices and technologies.

The role includes working closely with the plants leadership team to:

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  • Advance in the lab transformation journey which is aligned with the local plant strategy and CAPEX plan.
  • Foster network ways of working to co-create and pilot potential solutions.
  • Seek continuous improvements within the team on technical development topics, including but not limited to data analysis and problem solving.

Communication FocusThe job requires effective internal communication with all laboratories and sites working seamlessly with plant lab Managers, QSE Managers and General Managers. The role also involves liaison with other TCCC labs, other CPS functions, external bodies, and participation in global technical groups.ExperienceThe successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of technical/lab operations experience, including experience in transformation and change management. A deep understanding of analytical technologies, technical data processes, and system knowledge are required, along with a demonstrated ability to relate business and technical requirements. A MSc. or PhD in Chemistry or Microbiology is highly desirable. Prior experience in a multinational food or pharmaceutical environment is required.SkillsFunctional Expertise:

  • Food science, chemistry, microbiology
  • Laboratory management
  • Analytical technologies
  • QSE processes and metrics
  • Continuous improvement methodologies and tools, Root Cause Analysis methodology, problem-solving skills
  • Change management, risk framework.

Leadership Skills:

  • Strong experience in collaborating and managing teamwork, good communication and presentation skills for all personnel levels.
  • Builds alignment across the System – working with cross functional teams.

Travel Requirements: This role involves up to 25% regional and global travel.Working Conditions:The position operates primarily in a laboratory and office environment with regular visits to manufacturing sites.Cultural Diversity:Ability to work within diverse teams and operate in a multi-cultural and global environment is a must. Fluency in English is required, and bilingual proficiency is advantageous.Skills: Change Management, Communication, Continual Improvement Process, Digital Technology, Food Chemistry, Food Safety and Sanitation, Global Collaborations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Influencing, ISO Management System, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Laboratory Quality Control, Laboratory Setup, Laboratory Testing, Process Control, Process Engineering, Project Management, Quality Inspections, Quality Metrics, Supply Chain, Transformational ChangeOur 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 to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

Ubicación: Liberia, Guanacaste

Fecha del trabajo: Sat, 27 Apr 2024 01:44:09 GMT