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Manager, Global Marketing Procurement: Creative Development & Experiential + Shopper + Promotions (ESP)


Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body and spirit.

The Manager Global Marketing Procurement ESP manages strategic sourcing initiatives for TCCC as part of the Global Marketing Procurement Organization and is responsible for delivery within Japan & South Korea Operating Unit. The role works closely with the marketing and IMX organizations at Operating Unit levels and supports within the global IMX teams

The role ensures we have best ‘fit for purpose’ partners to support our marketing needs and global vision of simplifying and scaling , with outstanding contracts to ensure the ongoing management, optimization, and success of the partnerships. It is a key frontline role requiring highly engaged, active and high energy marketing procurement talent. The role reports to the Snr Director Global Marketing Procurement ESP AND Snr Director Global Marketing Procurement Creative+ with strong day to day working partnership to Operating Unit procurement leader

This role is responsible for their Operating Unit footprint, It is a strong frontline role and requires active participation or ownership of charters and co-ordination with many stakeholders

Organizational Impact:

  • Remit is Japan & South Korea Operating Unit as part of a global team
  • Execution of global strategy and recommending strategies and plans with direct impact on results
  • Operates with broad latitude in a complex environment, be a subject matter expert within the organization & manage large projects or processes.
  • Coaches lower-level professionals in skills, delegates work to them and reviews it
  • Support on ME&E workstream and performance results
  • Represent the function of marketing procurement internally and externally to support a progressive, modern and dynamic approach to business.

Innovation & Complexity

  • Responsible for making improvements of processes, systems or products to optimize performance
  • Solve problems by identifying the root cause and modifying solutions applied to similar
  • Able to work well across multifunctions and as part of a global team
  • Competent and comfortable with data and able to represent this in a way that is clearly understood in the business and drives action
  • Able to manage many active projects and prioritize needs

Communication & Influence

  • Requires ability to influence parties within and outside of the job function at an operational level regarding policies, procedures and practices
  • Communicates with parties within and outside of own job function
  • Frequently required to communicate with parties external to the organization
  • Requires ability to communicate with marketers easily
  • Will be required to partner with other OU’s subject matter experts to adopt standards and ways of working for the team


  • Able to work across functions and teams supporting one TCCC supporting the bigger picture at all times
  • Act Like an owner & own the delivery of results and collaborate well with others to achieve end goals.
  • Open minded and looking to continuously learn and adapt
  • Able to constructively challenge and build trusted relationships
  • Positive mindset, curious, hungry to learn and grow and develop Self & Others.
  • Able to work at pace and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Able to manage workload independently

Skills & Experience

  • The candidate will have significant procurement experience across events, activation or shopper at manager level or responsibility for similar activities in an agency or advertiser environment.
  • Deep insight into how industry works and strong knowledge of the field and key players.
  • Experience of working closely with marketing teams, partnering to deliver outstanding value driven results
  • Strong commercial, relationship building, negotiation and procurement knowledge:
  • Able to adhere to clear working processes, scopes of work ensuring perfect delivery
  • Able to understand financial models and translate business requirements into implementation plans.
  • Able to work as part of a virtual global team to collaborate across geographic and organizational boundaries to deliver better business results and share best practices
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing strategies to ensure that formal supplier agreements activate the elements of the sourcing strategy and support performance standards.
  • Ability to use data and apply robust analytics to model various business scenarios and analyze resulting cost, impact, risks, and benefits to inform and recommend business solutions.
  • Knowledge of the category and industry to ensure effective procurement solutions.
  • Able to read, edit and interpret contractual documentation and manage contract performance
  • Minimum: 7 years of work experience in a commercial marketing or procurement or relevant related field;. Knowledge of technical aspects of marketing is highly preferred.

Travel: Max 20%

Global Sourcing; Category Management; Procurement Procedures; Budget Management; Competitive Market Analysis; Contracts; Microsoft Office; Communication; Buyer Representation; Supplier Relationship Management; Low Cost Country Sourcing; Problem Solving; Sourcing; Marketing Capabilities; Technical Category Procurement; Negotiation; Supplier Financial Analysis; Economic Cost Drivers; Continuous Improvement (CI)

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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Manager, Global Marketing Procurement: Creative Development & Experiential + Shopper + Promotions (ESP)

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Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body and spirit.

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