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Food Safety & GMP Manager - Atlanta, GA 30313

The Coca-Cola Company

Food Safety & GMP Manager

Scope, & Impact:

  • The scope of the role is global
  • The role has direct impact and influence in the End-to-End operations across the entire value chain, innovation pipeline, technical governance and technical operations globally.
  • The strategic footprint of the role spans from technical operations globally connecting through food safety assessments, food safety culture, good manufacturing practices across OU’s, new ventures and franchise bottling partners.
  • The role is directly responsible for the TCCS networked organization Food Safety and GMP strategy across the value chain.
  • The Food Safety and GMP Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that the Company standards of quality and food safety are met for all new and existing Company products.
  • The Manager will be an acknowledged expert both within and outside of the organization with in-depth knowledge of food safety and good manufacturing practices.
  • Set global goals and roadmap for achieving short- and long-term GMP and Food Safety goals.
  • Provides hands on operational support to OUs and Bottling Partners around the world to diagnose and solve specific problems related to GMP and food safety
  • Accountable and responsible for technical training content for food safety and GMP
  • Works closely with the technical internal audit team to build successful practices based on maturity and capability across the system.
  • Participate in external organizations/committees/boards such as scientific or industry groups to ensure requirements remain current and reflect the latest thinking in food safety and GMP

Focus Areas:

The global Food Safety and GMP manager will set the end-to-end food safety and GMP culture as well as agenda. Ensure and orchestrate within the networked organization the implementation of GMP and Food Safety programs cross functionally across Corporate, OUs and franchise bottling partners.

The following areas define the key focus of the role:

  • Food Safety and GMP strategy: Set and orchestrate the programs to improve business efficiency, cashflow and savings (People, Processes, and Technology)
  • Governance, compliance: Ensure all Food Safety and GMP requirements are in place. Driving programs that drive improvement in performance.
  • Operations: Leadership to the OU and bottling partners in Root cause analyses on GMP and Food Safety improvement projects.
  • Building capability: Raise the GMP and Food Safety knowledge across the network via trainings, networks projects and documenting knowledge sharing


Work Focus

  • Accountable for the reduction and elimination of GMP issues resulting in trade quality incidents globally.
  • Create the long- term GMP and Food Safety next practices and culture.
  • End-to-end GMP risk assessment based on audit compliance data and development of action plans that address maturity and capability issues
  • Drive engagement with the system partners and lead initiative planning across the networked organization to achieve goals.
  • Leadership in Root cause analyses to OUs and Bottling partners
  • SPOC person for the global end-to-end GMP across all categories and geographies
  • Increase GMP awareness through internal networking, external relationships and associate training
  • Represent Q&FS in the development of metrics to measure success

Communication Focus

Influence and alignment with stakeholders at most senior levels internally and externally, including TLT, ELT and OU leadership, Global TI&SC leadership, System Franchise Bottling partners leadership, Supply Chain partners, Government and Industry stakeholders.

  • Work with internal functions and networks – Flavor Supply, R&D, CPS, CEPG, SRA, PACS, SC.
  • Define and communicate across TCCS a quality and food safety culture with "driving QSE maturity and culture to enable QFS excellence” is possible mindset.
  • Deal predominately with situations where other parties have shared interests or opposing interests related to QFS agenda development and implementation plans.
  • Think outside-in and is well connected, involve a broader set of stakeholders in decision making.
  • Communication, negotiation and engagement with multiple key stakeholders to influence and gain alignment on the short- and the long- term operational sustainability strategies and investments.
  • Influence and shape negotiations with strategic partners outside the system, such as GFSI.

Minimum Education Required:

  • At least 10 years food/beverage manufacturing experience. Bachelor’s Degree required Master’s Degree and/or Ph.D. preferred. Certification in Food Safety also preferred or demonstrated operational knowledge and experience

Experience and leadership competencies

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Food Safety and GMP > 10 years of experience
  • HACCP: SME level, practical application in SSD, water, juices and dairy.
  • Food Safety: SME in food safety area, able to develop process for technology validation and run validation processes; understand principles for most beverage production technologies; capable of challenging the status –quo; and participate in technology improvement based on the results of validation.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices: SME knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices. This includes understanding of Company and regulatory guidelines.
  • Manufacturing Processes: Knowledge of food and beverage manufacturing processes and Company products & ingredient sensitivity and risk, understand their compatibility requirement with bottler processing and market conditions. This includes hygienic facility design, cleaning and sanitation, pest control, and overall quality assurance
  • Risk Analysis/Management: Knowledge of and ability to manage the risk analysis/management process consisting of four components: Risk Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication.
  • Global experience preferred, but minimum of multi country operational experience needed.
  • Mastery in leading networks and working with remote teams
  • High level competency in leading organizational changes
  • Ensures accountability
  • Excellent communicator
  • Recognized across the industry internally and externally as an influential thought leader in food safety and GMP
  • Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply the principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or work plans to ensure successful completion (e.g. on time, within budget).
  • KORE: Knowledge and application of The Coca-Cola Operating Requirements to ensure consistent, food safety, quality, protect the Company’s trademarks, promote customer and consumer satisfaction and respond to changing business needs. Able to make a link between KORE and regulatory compliance when it comes to food safety.
  • Statistics and statistical process control: Basic Knowledge of SPC Techniques

Internal and External communications:

  • Is a recognized subject matter expert across the Company and works closely with other relevant functions
  • Works with employer federations and external communities of practice
  • Works with Universities and Academic Institutions
  • Builds alignment across the System – working with Technical Function Heads, OU QSE & Technical Directors and System Partners
  • Represents the Company at relevant conferences and events
  • Collaborates within all areas of the Technical function to maintain food safety and GMP requirements, knowledge and training content.

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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