Operations Consultant

  • Company: Coca-Cola
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Posted: February 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 39527
About The Coca-Cola Company
Everyone knows Coca-Cola. It's the best-known product in the world. We've been making it since 1886 and it still tastes the same.
As a business, The Coca-Cola Company is constantly evolving - we develop new products, acquire great brands and pioneer new ways of doing things. We sell four of the world's top five non-alcoholic sparkling drinks (Coke, Coke light, Sprite and Fanta) and 3,600+ products in over 200 countries, including water, juices, energy drinks, and even tea and coffee. Altogether, that adds up to more than 1.9 billion drinks around the globe every day.
Global Business Services (GBS)
GBS is The Coca-Cola Company's multi-functional internal shared-services organization providing a wide range of transactional services across all Coca-Cola business units within functional areas such as: Finance and Procurement Operations, Human Resources Operations, Workplace Strategy and Operations, Controls and Compliance, Change Practice, Operational Excellence, Data Governance, User Experience and Content, and Creative Business Solutions. Our GBS main locations are Warsaw (Poland), Drogheda (Ireland), Buenos Aires (Argentina), San José (Costa Rica), Manila (Philippines), and Atlanta (Georgia, USA).
We offer our associates:
  • The Coca-Cola Company's extraordinary heritage, our leading brands and the global scale of what we do.
  • The challenge of meaningful work - our unique global system offers constant opportunities to develop world-class skills and a truly international career.
  • A unique culture where people do what they love and live their values.
  • The kind of competitive compensation you would expect from a world leader.
At The Coca-Cola Company, our people have their own formula for turning passion into action. Together, that's how we push the world's greatest brands to new heights. What's your secret formula?

Operations Consultant
Atlanta, GA
Position Overview
This Operations Consultant position supports Coca-Cola Studios, the in-house creative, design, and digital team for The Coca-Cola Company. The successful candidate will have a clear and thorough understanding of all services provided by Coca-Cola Studios and how we deliver value to the Company through high-quality and cost-effective execution.
The Operations Consultant will serve as the liaison to the GBS Finance organization, and will be responsible for owning, at a detailed level, the monthly Actuals, RE, and variance analyses for Coca-Cola Studios. The Consultant will also liaise across CAD, CCNA Finance, and other Finance Centers of Excellence (COE) as needed. The consultant will serve as the liaison to the GBS Controls and Compliance organization to ensure that reporting and variance analyses are submitted timely and are fully supported with appropriate narratives and explanations.
Key Responsibilities:
Project-Level Reporting: Maintain strong partnership and accountability to accurate financial reporting along with Line of Service leaders and project managers within the Coca-Cola Studios team. Utilize strong knowledge of GAAP and impetus toward attention to detail to the accurate reporting of project Actuals and Rolling Estimate.
Project Management Tool: Play a lead role in the implementation of a new Access-based reporting tool supporting the Workfront project management tool. Provide perspective on integration of the tools, reconciliations of data, and reporting improvements.
Accounting Policy SME: Act as an SME with regard to accounting policy (AIC Memoranda) in the areas of accruals, asset/balance sheet management, Procure-to-Pay, and month- and year-end close procedures.
Management Routine: Through effective management routines and reconciliations, synthesize operational and financial data (Actuals). Consistently track and monitor the effectiveness of routines, and implement changes as needed. Lead quarterly internal control processes, shared folder access. Review all MCARS and other billing files on a pre-submission basis for accuracy.
Process Improvement: Identify, recommend, and implement improvements to operational and financial processes within Coca-Cola Studios as needed. Utilize Operational Excellence (OE) tools and resources to help drive an overall culture of Operational Excellence (OE) and productivity efficiencies throughout the Coca-Cola Studios organization.
Ad hoc Reporting: Provide written, graphical, or verbal communication of business performance against metrics in order to drive continuous improvement and meet business commitments across Coca-Cola Studios.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or analytical area of study. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
Related Experience: 5+ years of relevant work experience with high attention to detail in an Audit or Financial Reporting role involving RE/BP submissions and variance analysis. Advanced SAP and Excel skillset required. MS Access proficiency preferred. Operational Excellence (OE) certification preferred.
Technical Skills:

Asset Protection: Knowledge of the importance of ensuring the safety and appropriate utilization of all Company assets. This includes the appropriate use of Company trademarks, logos, assets, terminology and data, treating information confidentially, ensuring employee and workplace safety, and having contingency plans.

Consumer Focus :Demonstrating understanding of how one's actions and/or work impacts the Company's relationship with consumers.

Business Etiquette :Ability to communicate with others, via telephone or in person, in a professional and helpful manner while simultaneously building credibility and rapport. This includes the ability to understand, be diplomatic and tactful, demonstrate appropriate behavior in social situations and maintain composure in negative circumstances in order to achieve results.

Budgetary Knowledge :Ability to gather, interpret, and compare expense data to ensure that budgets are met using knowledge of business and basic financial tools.

Database and System Knowledge :The knowledge and skills required to access and collect data via Company-approved databases or the Internet. This includes the ability to complete electronic forms, produce accurate reports, conduct investigative research, explain data and communicate results. This includes maintaining current knowledge and keeping up with new releases.
Leadership Behaviors
  • DRIVE INNOVATION : Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS : Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER : Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS : Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS : Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential.
That sounds appealing? Then start now - TASTE THE FEELING .
Please submit your application (CV and Cover Letter) in English.

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

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.
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