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Global Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety Auditor - Atlanta, GA 30313

The Coca-Cola Company






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The Coca-Cola Company is the number one provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks, and ready-to-drink teas and coffees globally, with a presence in over 200 countries. With a portfolio that includes 20 billion dollar brands, Coca-Cola is one of the most widely recognized brands in the world. The company reflects this international standing and is a top ranked organization for multicultural business opportunities. The Coca-Cola Company’s extraordinary heritage, leading brands, and global scale are driven by a unique culture where people convert their passions into action and enjoy challenging and meaningful work.

The Global Audit Organization (GAO)

GAO is a truly global organization, responsible for conducting risk-focused, business-relevant compliance and systems based audits of The Company’s International bottling operations, manufacturing in over 900+ locations, across the more than 200 countries in which we do business.

Our mission in GAO is simple, yet incredibly challenging and professionally rewarding; to provide critical insights into the Quality, Safety, and Environmental sustainability performance of our Company’s Operations that leads to the protection and enhancement of our brands, trademarks, our people and our reputation. It is a responsibility we do not take lightly, in a Company that serves more than 1.9 billion servings of product around the world… every day!

For the Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety professional seeking to transition their career to one of the World’s largest and most successful food and beverage companies, GAO provides the most advantageous entry point into The Coca-Cola system. Roles within the GAO program are typically a 3-5 year journey, and are designed to:

  • Develop future Technical leaders through challenging audit assignments
  • Provide broad national and international exposure with hands on experience to various Company operations and processes
  • Create opportunities to quickly gain the most depth and breadth of experiences and knowledge of the business.
  • Drive focused capability building and development of business acumen in a supportive team-oriented environment.
  • Enable the most exciting career journey you will ever take

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety professional who has a proven track record in driving exceptional operational performance, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance within a large FMCG organization, seeking global exposure with one the World’s largest and most successful food and beverage Companies, leading to future technical career opportunities within the Coca-Cola system.

The Global Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety (EOSH) Auditor is a member of the Global Quality, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (QSE) organization responsible for assuring that all bottling operations manufacturing for, or on behalf of The Company are producing products of the highest quality, both safely and sustainably, and in accordance with Company standards, policies, practices and procedures.

Our team of highly skilled and qualified professionals are responsible for the independent, objective verification of performance of all Coca-Cola system bottling operations. This includes both internal (Company Owned) and external (franchise partners/co-packers) operations.

The Company’s Global Audit Organization is operating as a valued business partner in taking a proactive approach to enabling the Quality, Safety and Environmental performance of bottling operations Worldwide. The EOSH Auditor plays a key role in contributing to this strategic approach to audit, recognizing the incredible responsibility of not only protecting the value and reputation of one of the Worlds most recognized brands, but enhancing the performance and capability of our system and its people.

This role provides the ultimate opportunity to develop a truly global network and lay the foundation for a dynamic Technical career with The Coca-Cola Company. It is fast paced, requires an insatiable thirst for knowledge and learning, and the courage to step outside your comfort zone and explore the world. It is truly not for the faint at heart……are you up for the challenge?!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and conduct independent, risk focused, compliance and systems based audits of TCCC’s worldwide bottling operations (both internal and external) to verify conformance to TCCC’s Occupation Health & Safety, and Environmental Sustainability requirements.
  • Rigorously review TCCC’s key environmental and Occupational health and safety performance indicators for information that facilitates and enhances the assessment of business risk, leading to a more effective audit process.
  • Leverage investigative skills and techniques to quickly identify risk situations and areas of non-conformance.
  • Prepare comprehensive, fact based, audit reports that are clear and concise, allowing operations to accurately address the root causes of non-conformances and the subsequent development of effective corrective actions plans.
  • Ensure all relevant information is captured accurately and entered in a timely manner into the Company’s on-line reporting and data warehouse system.
  • Assess and provide feedback on the quality of corrective action plans to ensure the effective completion and mitigation of all risks.
  • Interact and communicate regularly with bottler and Company senior management in the reporting of business risks.
  • Continuously seek insights and knowledge on industry trends and technology that will further improve the organizations value proposition and performance (for EOSH, as well as from an audit perspective).
  • Utilize subject matter expertise to participate in the review, development and enhancement of Company standards, policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate the development and reporting of organizational metrics that lead to enhanced audit organization / system performance.

Technical Knowledge

  • Manufacturing: Knowledge of process operating conditions and requirements leading to the safe manufacture of products e.g. OSHA. Includes the implementation of and assessment of performance to these requirements in areas such as lost time injury rates, lock out, tag out, hearing conservation, fall protection, work at heights, safe operation of forklifts and trucks, confined space entry management, use of PPE etc.
  • Environmental conformance: Knowledge of environmental principles and programs that ensure compliance with both TCCC and local regulations and requirements. Includes water and wastewater management, recycling, energy efficiency etc.
  • Problem solving and continuous improvement: Demonstrated knowledge of key tools and techniques used to determine root cause of non-compliance and the subsequent mitigation of risk.
  • Six Sigma/ Lean: Foundational knowledge of operational effectiveness / excellence principles that drive efficiency and improved business performance.
  • Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply these principles, tools and techniques to develop/plan, manage or execute projects or work plans to ensure successful completion (e.g., on time, within budget).

Process Skills & Knowledge

  • Communication: Effective, oral, written and presentation based skills that lead to understanding, and buy-in.
  • Investigative Analysis / Attention to Detail: conduct in-depth assessments of a process, program or activity using various tools and techniques of data collection that leads to a conclusion on performance/risk.
  • Critical / System Thinking: the ability to think systemically and holistically in establishing connections and conclusions
  • Logic and Reasoning: think clearly and sensibly with both structure and purpose
  • Decision making: use facts and information to establish motive. Be aware of the impact of decisions on both short and long term needs of the business.
  • Risk / change management : understand the impact of change and the need to be purposeful in both communication and actions.
  • Franchise leadership : understanding the business and the role each position plays in driving overall system performance.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity: recognizing the global nature of our business and the need to be sensitive to various cultural norms and practices.
  • Working independently / self-starter: entrepreneurial by nature, understanding the size of the opportunity and the ability to influence and shape ones future through proactive engagement and participation.
  • Continuous learning: constantly seeking information and understanding, with the goal of establishing broader knowledge, insight and wisdom. Transitioning from the “what”, to the “why” and “how”.
  • Objectivity: Ability to remain independent and objective. This includes adhering to the facts and standards and not being unduly influenced by operating management.

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5-15 years in an operational environmental occupational health and safety role within a leading fast moving consumer goods organization.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in safety, life and/or health science, engineering, chemistry or related field
  • Experience with implementation and oversight of environmental and safety management systems such as ISO14000 / 45000.
  • Exposure to and review of compliance to legal regulations for EOSH e.g. OSHA, ANSI.
  • Proven track record of driving improvement in EOSH performance indicators e.g. LTIR/TIR, Water Use Ratio, Energy efficiency, Carbon, etc.
  • Experience with comprehensive root cause analysis and problem solving methodologies. Demonstrated examples of use of these tools in the assessment and solving of problems.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (written, oral and presentation).
  • Proven Project Management experience, with examples demonstrating budget, time and resource management performance.
  • Familiarity with and exposure to lean / six sigma tools and methodologies.
  • Understanding of importance of technical governance in delivering a safe and sustainable product/process.
  • Demonstrated evidence of critical thinking, logic, patience, reasoning, empathy, continuous learning and development.

Desirable Experience/Skills:

  • ISO 14000 / 45000 Management system certification.
  • Certified Safety Professional, NEBOSH Certification or equivalent
  • Green Belt Six Sigma
  • Project management (e.g. Kepner Tregoe)
  • Root cause analysis / troubleshooting methodologies and tools

Language Skills:

  • Must be fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Proficient in local language where audits will be conducted an asset. Major languages include Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.

What We Can Do for You:

  • Purpose Driven: Purpose driven approach that empowers our people to protect the environment and communities we serve while delivering safe & quality products.
  • Global Connections: Allows you to develop, enhance and maintain global connections that allow us to move faster and learn from others.
  • Community of Belonging: We’re an organization that believes our ability to continually grow and build the right atmosphere where people feel safe and empowered, lets you bring your best self to work.
  • Compensation & Benefits: Competitive benefits package that start on day one of employment



Six Sigma (Green Belt); PMI Project Management; Troubleshooting; Microsoft Office; ISO 14000

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. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.



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