Recruitment at Coca-Cola HBC

Coca-Cola HBC (Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company) is a bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola HBC is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and secondary listing on the Athens Exchange. The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company and operates in more than 200 countries.

Life at Coca-Cola HBC is fast-paced and challenging, with fair rewards and exciting learning opportunities. We promote an inclusive workplace, value diverse views and opinions and always appoint the best person for the job, ensuring equality in our shortlists and appointments. Take up the challenge. Join us!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Job ID:req33122
Location: Asejire, Ibadan, Oyo
Team: Quality Assurance

About the Job

  • The Microbiology Technician reports to the Food Safety Manager and is responsible for ensuring microbiological analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products, to verify the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitizing processes in compliance to ISO standards, Coca-Cola Operating Requirement (KORE) and CCHBC/Regulatory requirement and to implement GHK & GMP practices to maintain food safety standards on site.

Your New Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure the production of beverage in strict compliance to quality and food safety standards.
  • Ensure that no micro-failure is present in weekly warehouse samples and monthly QM results.
  • Ensure that CIP & COP matrix and additional cleaning procedures are followed accordingly and close out/follow up with respect to microbiology/food safety actions.
  • Ensure collection, processing and microbiological analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products.
  • Prepare the laboratory reagents, culture media and necessary microbiological samples and monitor stock levels of microbiology materials.
  • To monitor the performance and ensure the operational validation of ASEBI at required frequencies and corrective action taken if any abnormalities.
  • Prompt submission of microbiology trend analysis report per line per equipment.
  • To ensure good housekeeping status of all the equipment and environment associated with the lab, filling and bottling halls.

What You Need To Be Successful
Education / Knowledge / Experience:

  • B.Sc / HND in Microbiology is compulsory.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience.

Do You Have These Skills?

  • Basic Knowledge of computer skill.
  • Appropriate command and use of the English language-Spoken and written.
  • Significant experience with a measure of cost reduction initiatives within a manufacturing environment.
  • Good oral communication, influencing and relationship skills.
  • Good analytical skills.

Job Title: Procurement Director, Aseptic Fiber Packaging

Reference ID:R-68609
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Travel Required: 26% – 50%

Job Description Summary

  • This position is a virtual role and be located anywhere. This position works for the CEPG (Cross Enterprise Procurement Group) Managing Director, Production Equipment/Aseptic Fiber Packaging (AFP)  The CEPG consists of Operating Committee Bottlers including BI, CBPC, CCBSS, CCEP, CC Femsa, Hellenic, CBPC, AFBCC, CCBJI, CC Icecek along with 24 other General Bottles.
  • The position is the support role to the AFP Managing Director for developing and executing the Aseptic Fiber Packaging (AFP) Procurement Program for the above referenced Bottlers which support our selected markets.
  • The position supports and administers the global AFP program key activities, which include the Cost Forecast, Value Chain Analysis, Supply and Demand, Extended Team Meeting coordination, Strategic Sourcing Seven Steps Process (DD1-DD4), Knowledge Communication, along with a variety of reporting responsibilities including Pipeline of Value (POV). The position provides leadership for activities in the global program and interfaces with other Core Teams of TCCC Associates and the Extended Team of Bottler Representatives who jointly handle the AFP Procurement across all Geographic Groups.
  • The position is supported by the CEPG Global “Extended Teams” which primarily consist of the Procurement Managers from the CEPG Operating Committee Members.
  • This CEPG Extended Team is responsible for implementing the strategy of the AFP program for all the Geographic Groups including North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. AFP annual spend is approximately $405MM for the System. The Procurement Strategies to manage price and supply risk are critical to the support the Bottler ABP’s.
  • Further program growth would come from the inclusion of other fiber based primary and secondary packages that can be leveraged globally – i.e. Gable top cartons, multipacks and corrugated packaging. Estimated annual spend of the additional fiber categories is $300MM/year.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Help develop and deliver a sustainable AFP strategy and execute the approved AFP strategy throughout TCCC and CEPG.
  • Provide product and service expertise to geographic associates to build bottler relationships, improve collaboration and increase Network participation.
  • Build sustainable global and regional supplier relationships that generate value for both the Coca-Cola system and the supplier over time.
  • Co-develop and implement plans, tactics and strategies for each geographic region and pack format or specification to achieve competitive cost spread.
  • Develop negotiation strategies that deliver against KO business objectives and achieves sustainable relationships with suppliers.
  • Coordinate and often lead the negotiation of global master agreements that result in preferential pricing, terms and conditions (e.g., first access to innovation, most favored nations pricing) for the KO system.
  • Assess current and future business environment to determine if changes in objectives are required.
  • Provide raw material cost forecasts to company-owned operations and relevant third parties (e.g., bottlers) to assist them in the development of their business plans.
  • Provide and support key input in the creation of a three (3) year commodity/ingredient or packaging cost forecast to ensure critical input into the business planning process.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with global account management of strategically important global and regional suppliers in order to support and enhance the supply strategies of the KO system.
  • Build alignment with internal stakeholder groups of the sourcing strategy and procurement process for products/services in order to identify business needs and to ensure compliance with operational standards.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and exploit emerging opportunities that benefit the Coca-Cola system.
  • Provide product and service expertise to the Coca-Cola system that builds bottler relationships, improves collaboration and increases Network participation in order to leverage system spend and decrease total costs.
  • Influence suppliers’ manufacturing processes, technology decisions and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations by leveraging the volume of the Coca-Cola system.
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models.
  • Influence external client to act upon recommendation by using appropriate persuasion or selling techniques (e.g., Positive Power and Influence, Connecting with Customer).
  • Support work of Sustainability “World Without Waste” initiative for AFP Category and align initiatives with Bottlers, Suppliers and Internal Stakeholder as well as build reporting for KPIs.
  • Coordinate and reporting for AFP Program as requested by Suppliers Service and CEPG in alignment with PMO and keep Pipeline of Value (PoV) up to date.
  • Work with Procurement Analyst to maintain AFP category databases and provide support for projects and negotiations.
  • Protect all Company information against unauthorized disclosure, eavesdropping and legal exposure.
  • Protect information provided in confidence from outside sources (bottlers and other business partners) and ensure this information is not disseminated to those not directly involved.
  • Identify, classify, maintain, and protect files, documentation and sensitive information consistent with record handling and retention requirements.

Job Requirements
The following is a listing of minimum indicated requirements for this job.

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Related Work Experience 10 or more years.

Functional Skills:

  • Product/Service Knowledge: Knowledge of products/services (e.g., sweetener, packaging, indirect goods) specific to a given industry, the product/service attributes, competitive positioning and unbundled cost components. Includes the ability to use financial models, industry knowledge and the client’s requirements to formulate the best procurement decision.
  • Competitive Analysis: Knowledge of sources for competitive analysis including supplier and industry data to build competitive intelligence, inform business planning and optimize decision-making. Includes the ability to create and analyze industry cost models in order to assess suppliers’ competitive capabilities.
  • Strategic Sourcing Strategy: Knowledge of strategic sourcing strategies by commodity, product, service to ensure that formal supplier agreements activate the elements of the sourcing strategy and support delineated performance standards. Includes the ability to create selection criteria to qualify suppliers for the bid process.
  • Network/Resources: Ability to develop diverse network/resources to leverage “best in class” knowledge, approaches and processes.
  • Packaging Industry: Knowledge of packaging industry (e.g., materials, sizes, recycling issues) required to develop packaging innovations.
  • Vendor Management: The ability to evaluate and ensure that vendor performance meets or exceeds defined performance standards and adheres to overall company policies and procedures.
  • Bottler/Business Unit Plans & Strategies: Knowledge of information used and ability to evaluate bottler/business unit’s business plans and strategies to develop procurement strategies that enable delivery of those goals and objectives.
  • Best Practices: Knowledge of procurement, industry and business best practices to guide thought leadership and ensure effective procurement strategies. Includes the ability to recognize value creation opportunities within the supply chain.
  • Global/Cultural Knowledge: Knowledge of cultural differences in different regions or countries that might impact or limit the effectiveness of a promotion, property or program.
  • Market Innovation: Ability to identify and develop innovative ideas (e.g., product, packaging, merchandise, activations) in order to create a proprietary advantage for The Company.
  • System Procurement Knowledge: Knowledge of TCCS global and regional procurement organizations, strategies and priorities to ensure alignment of procurement activity.

Job Title: Capability Development Specialist – Logistics

Job ID:req32992
Location: Ebute Metta, Lagos (Head Office)
Team: Logistics Capability

About the Job

  • Manage all developmental programs for warehouse personnel and leads deployment of operational excellence tools and techniques to improve productivity and cut business losses across NG warehouses.
  • Leads operational project deployment and own the platform for daily continuous improvement initiatives to promote safety, productivity, and governance within all NG Warehouses.

Your New Key Responsibilities

  • Executes annual capability developmental initiatives for all warehouse personnel as planned.
  • Coordinates internal & external trainings in accordance with curriculum & Looks of Success (LOS).
  • Drives operational excellence routines across all pillars in NG Warehouses.
  • Enforces performance management standards and act as go-to person for innovative practices.
  • Leads technical evaluation & job calibration exercises for NG warehouse employees. Manage Network for Excellence and other internal alliance initiatives to eradicate business losses in the warehouse.
  • Tracks individuals’ capability profile and make proposal on functionally dynamic IDPs year-on-year.
  • Performs routine analysis from available tools/ technology and implement proposals for reinforcement, rewards, or sanctions.
  • Drives functional onboarding programs for Warehouse employees.
  • Coordinates continuous improvement & Lead Improvement Memos generation & submission drive across warehouse operation.
  • Champions standardization of operating procedures and drives governance awareness routines across levels.
  • Promote customer centric culture by designing and implementing excellent execution models usable by external partners’ warehouses to support RTM evolution.

Education / Knowledge

  • B.Sc / HND in relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Warehouse operations.
  • Proficient in MS office
  • Compliance with CCH values
  • Reverence for diversity.

Do You Have These Skills?

  • Excellent management skills
  • Effective at planning & organizing
  • Passion for growth (People & Processes)
  • Decision making skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Effective motivation skills
  • Conflict management
  • Creative mindset Teamwork
  • Effective communications skills (written and oral)

Job Title: Tax Expert

Job ID:req32915
Location: Ebute Metta, Lagos (Head Office)
Team: Finance

About Your New Job

  • To be responsible for designing and implementing tax policies, strategies and evaluating processes to ensure compliance with relevant statutory and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensuring corporate tax preparation meets regulatory requirements.
  • You will also suggest new policies and procedures designed to improve the efficiency of collecting and reporting tax planning information from relevant stakeholders.

Your New Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure there are controls in place to detect potential internal control, audit, and financial accounting issues; timely review of group internal policy changes and internal controls relating to tax; commits and complies with the company policies, procedures, processes and guidelines.
  • Month end closing tasks planning and follow-up.
  • Timely submission of annual tax returns for employee and obtaining annual tax clearance certificate for the company.
  • Quarterly preparation of CIT and TIP and monthly review of company’s corporate tax (VAT, Withholding tax, PAYE, and all local specific Nigerian taxes).
  • Preparation of reports and schedules for Tax Audit for State Boards and FIRS. Prompt response to audit queries for a quick resolution.
  • Preparation and reconciliation of the Technical Service Fee Schedule to be sent to CCH. Provide support to BSO on all tax related BS accounts for the purpose of reconciliation and review.
  • Preparation of Remittance Schedules for all taxes and collaborating with Treasury to ensure that payment is done within the stipulated time in the law.
  • Provide support service to internal customers to resolve tax issues while maintaining good contact with the various tax authorities.
  • Preparation of Remittance Schedules for all taxes and collaborating with Treasury to ensure that payment is done within the stipulated time in the law.
  • Provide support service to internal customers to resolve tax issues while maintaining good contact with the various tax authorities.
  • Review current processes of preparing the TIP/CIT with a view to improve on the processing time.
  • Create work models to save time and ensure accuracy Support Transfer Pricing consultants (KPMG) in gathering information and documentation of Annual Transfer Pricing Returns
  • Preparation and periodic update of the company’s Tax Exposure Tracking Report and distribution to the Tax and Finance Process Manager, CFO, MD, and Group Tax Manager.

Education / Knowledge

  • B.Sc in Accounting or other Social Science related course.
  • Professional Qualification such as ACA, ACCA or ACTI is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience.
  • Good knowledge of local GAAP & IFRS.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge in local taxa Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite.

Do You Have These Skills?

  • Knowledge and interpretation of policies, processes, procedures, and systems.
  • Technical knowledge.
  • IFRS/IAS relevant knowledge Relevant knowledge of taxation Planning, organizing & time management skills Ability to think logically Data analysis/ analytical skills.
  • Ability to think logically Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adequate reporting and presentation skills.
  • Ability to adapt leadership style to different audiences.

Job Title: Power Generation Engineer – Plant and Depot

Job ID:req32874
Location: Ebute Metta, Lagos (Head Office)
Team: Utility Engineering

About Your New Job

  • To manage, operate and maintain plant power generators nationwide. Defining strategies for reliable power generation to ensure stable power supply to 8 plants.

Your New Key Responsibilities

  • Define Strategy for reliable power generation to ensure stable power supply to 8 plants.
  • Define, identify, and manage vendors / service providers / OEMs for power generators preventive and corrective maintenance plan.
  • Ensure effective and proper preventive maintenance procedures for all plant generators.
  • Define repair methodology for plant generator emergency breakdowns.
  • Ensure service providers keep adequate stock of spares for various locations to minimize power outage /downtime to reduce production loss.
  • Review operational and functional activities of service providers weekly.
  • Maintain effective communication between plant team, production managers, finance, procurement, logistics and service providers.
  • Ensure standard / original spare parts are used by service providers.
  • Ensure effective and timely resolution of plant power related issues.
  • Maintaining good GMP and GHK of ALL generator house in ALL locations
  • Daily monitoring of all generators and adequate up to date report on all generator operations, maintenance and other power related issues in all locations.
  • Ensure operatives, apprentices and assistants and service providers under control carry out all works to required standards.
  • Ensure spares or materials lists are compiled in good time for work assigned. Carrying out routine site audit visits.

Education / Knowledge

  • First Degree in Engineering from a reputable higher institution Excellent level of computer literacy especially.
  • Minimum of 5 years power generation experience with good hands-on experience.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.

Do You Have These Skills?

  • Proven familiarity with budgeting procedures.
  • Good understanding of GMP and GMK policies.
  • Excellent level of computer literacy especially MS Excel.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Experience of People Management within a demanding manufacturing environment with demonstrable success in using same to deliver set parameters.
  • Experience on generator operations, service, and maintenance.
  • Experience in SAP operations Technical leadership.
  • Preventive maintenance management Skills
  • Generator parts identification Negotiation skills.
  • People Management skills.
  • Change Management skills


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