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Career Opportunities At Coca-Cola Company

Date Posted: 15/Aug/2014
Deadline: 27/Aug/2014

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.


Business Unit Planning & Analysis Analyst

Position Overview:

The closing date for this role will be 27th August 2014.


Provides related analysis and reports in an accurate, timely manner to ensure optimal allocation of system resources in implementation of the Company’s business strategies. Prepares accurate analysis and reports in order to support BU P&A Manager for identification of risks & opportunities across the system, optimization and standardization of Planning & Analysis’ processes and tools within his/her responsibility area.

Supports BU P&A organizations for efficient, effective and sustainable processes and transactions; provides services according to business needs. Supports BU P&A Team on system thinking related to policies, programs, company, productivity and objectives, while taking into account a broad system approach.


1. Provides analysis and reports to support BU P&A Team: 45%

  • Performs GP analysis
    • Co-ordinating feedback on weekly shipment status
    • Co-ordinates confirmation of finalization of actual postings with CPS & Finance Managers
    • Ensures concentrate revenue and costs are accurately posted
    • Ensures accuracy of concentrate write off accruals
    • Follow up on  deduction postings with Finance Managers as per RE/expectations
    • Follow up on processing of GPIE
  • Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc actual reports including
  • Actual narratives (P&L and OPCAP)
  • Management Reporting deck for Business unit leadership team meetings
  • Ad-hoc reports prepared  upon Region, BU requests
  • Quarterly CAPEX reporting
  • Annual UC P&L execution and BC reporting
  • Updating opex analysis report BP vs Actuals on a monthly basis.
  • Following up on key issues arising on balance sheet reconciliation review process with GFO team
  • Updating actuals Vs Plan on a monthly basis and sharing with Human Resources and Function heads as appropriate highlighting main issues and suggested solutions
  • Co-ordinating the alignment with  human resources on open position hiring status for alignment with Finance
  • Confirmation of actuals on opex people cost: follow up on Payroll Jv’s,charge backs expected on benefits to ensure completeness of actuals on a monthly basis
  • Supports the process of client management by updating Function heads on their tracking of opex spend inclusive of people costs as agreed with the team.
  • Prepares and provide analysis for Opex people costs by:

2.Provides related analysis for Forecast (RE/BP) in his/her responsibility area, while adhering to RE/BP calendar deadlines: 50%

  • Prepares input assumptions and adjusts BPC according to Region / BU requests:
    • OR/PF
    • Concentrate shipment planning (inventory based, DSI based, or manual)
    • Volume driven rebates, freight, sales tax
    • OPEX
    • DME
    • Working capital( Balance sheet)
  • Performs RE/BP financial statement line items and adjusts according to Region/BU guidance. Performs RE and BP activities
  • Uploads UC and CSE forecast in BPC
  • Deduction planning in BPC
  • DME planning in BPC (including FDW extractions)
  • OPEX planning in BPC (including coordination of OPEX input files in BP period)
  • B/S forecasting in BPC
  • UC P&L planning in BPC
  • Coordinates input and output templates with Regions and BUs
  • Prepares RE/BP interim output reports for Regions and BUs during planning period
  • Analyzes BP/RE management reports (scorecards, dashboards, brand contribution, MEM reports)
  • Prepares RE/BP narratives and manual templates
  • Prepares Region, BU office and BU consolidated R&Os
  • Prepares ad-hoc reports upon Region & BU request
  • Supports RE/BP management reporting and financial consolidation at BU level
  • Supports People Opex planning in collaboration with SBP during RE/BP by:
    • Supports the people financials planning process by simulating expected costs per position as per guidelines on grade and package for review by relevant stakeholders in BP process by use of the people cost planning team
    • Provide forecasts for RE for people costs as per expectations as aligned with HR
    • Follow through on the alignment of people cost planning during BP process as per aligned organization chart within the planning calendar.
    • Supports the process of client management by updating Function heads on their tracking of opex spend inclusive of people costs as agreed with the team.

3. Process Improvement: 5%

  • Supports BU P&A Team to achieve efficient, effective and sustainable finance processes and transactions
  • Provides support to Finance Managers on reports/updates needed in Planning system
  • Works with process owners to identify and implement continuous improvements in processes, systems and procedures
  • Acts as a part of the process and ensures standard processes are followed.



  • BU Planning & Analysis Manager (problem solving, brain storming, receives guidance, supervision, coaching)
  • Region Finance Manager (service requests, issue management)
    • Group planning team( Feedback on expectations/Client Management)
    • Financial Services Representative( Following up Feedback on queries)

This position consists of routine tasks or processes in accordance with predetermined, clearly defined steps. The individual must possess collaboration, organization skills/capabilities; with the ability to multi-task, set priorities proactively and meet deadlines. This position will require information management and analytic skills.

The rules set in agreed Deliverables will be used to regulate transactions between BU and the Region.

Supports continuous improvement by applying standardized processes and templates.


Foundational competencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Financial knowledge
  • Optimizing strategic relationships and networks
  • Attention to detail
  • Communicating effectively
  • Thinking systemically
  • Understanding the system
  • Acting as a team member
  • Planning and organizing
  • Demonstrating self-confidence

 Technical skills

  • Financial analysis
  • Planning and forecasting skills
  • Performance management
  • GAAP, cost accounting / analysis
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Excel)


  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience
  • Accounting experience is a strong plus

University/Bachelor’s degree - minimum
Postgraduate/Master’s degree - preferred


This position requires working in diverse environments and with multicultural teams.

Minimal travel is required through BU locations.


The key success-criteria is:

  • Provides accurate analyses and reports
  • Meets deadlines
  • Because of the necessary interaction with other departments, good interpersonal relationships are essential.




Business Analyst – Nigeria

Position Overview:

The closing date for this role will be 27th August 2014. 


  • The purpose of this job is to support the Franchise Strategy & Business Performance Manager  to continuously evaluate the business model and system in a changing environment, innovating the current business model and supply chain to create differential advantage, creating and evaluating strategic options that stretch the enterprise beyond its boundaries, and help in making choices in its resource allocation to keep the enterprise fit and flexible to withstand expected/unexpected changes in the environment over a long period of time.
  • This is accomplished by supporting the Business Planning process for the Franchise and ensuring alignment with key bottlers.
  • Another fundamental expectation from the job is to support with ongoing evaluation, reporting and management of business outcomes in line with strategic direction and short-medium term objectives
  • This is also accomplished by supporting key strategic projects which are usually multi functional and across the system


  • Support the Franchise Strategy & BP Manager in the development of short- and long-term business strategy for a business unit or department that are comprehensive, realistic and aligned with broader Company and business unit plans.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with internal management stakeholders in order to provide insights on key business parameters and levers for growth that will facilitate and influence business decision-making.
  • Support the Franchise S & BP manager in the preparation of presentations as required - Business Plans, Strategy Plans, Mid-year and Quarterly Reviews, Operations Review, etc.
  • Work with the Franchise Strategy & Business Performance to plan quarterly business review meetings for the Division
  • Provide business analytics to enable the management team put together relevant project charters and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments from Senior Management for the execution of planned initiatives.
  • Build and develop relationships with peers and others to exchange feedback on process issues, identify and/or solve problems, anticipate and assess business needs that will drive business results.
  • Participate in operating meetings (e.g., division and group planning meetings, individual strategy sessions) to gain an understanding of operating environment and business needs.
  • Rigorous submission of Franchise, Business Unit and Group reports, where applicable.
  • Manage market intelligence database e.g. macroeconomics indicators, external factors, competition, etc.


  • Data / information accuracy
  • Process Efficiency (Cycle times), Compliance with Charters of Authority based on internal audit,
  • Policy / Procedure compliance, 


  • Extensive Strategic / Operational Interaction with
    • Strategy & Business Planning Director and Franchise Strategy & Business Performance Manager 
    • Franchise Directors, Franchise Marketing, Franchise Operational Marketing and Franchise Financial Services Manager
    • Business Unit Performance Management Function – Performance reporting
    • Group Reporting (As applicable)
    • Information Systems – systems maintenance

External Interaction with:

  • Bottlers – Data collection / information verification
  • Service Providers – Systems maintenance

Nature and Purpose of the Interaction:

  • Scheduled, regular and ad-hoc contact


Technical Skills:

  • Analytics and data manipulation
  • Statistical reporting (numerical and written)
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel, Power-Point, Word
  • Analytical thinking and effective communication and influencing skills

Generic Competencies: Refer to Competency Directory  and Provide between 3 – 7 of the highest priority competencies

  • Understanding the Business
  • Driving Internal Customer and Consumer Value
  • Attention to detail
  • Monitoring information
  • Communicating effectively
  • Writing effectively
  • Planning and organizing
  • Building value based relationships / Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility and initiative

Required Experience

  • 3 - 5 years experience in FMCG environment

Ideal candidate is one who has worked as a Sales Analyst within the System.
Ability to work in a fluid organization setting where the focus is the initiative (work); ability to support multiple work streams at the same time.


  • B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration / Economics / Statistics / Finance
  • Fluent English language ability


Responsibility and Interaction with:
v  Local Franchise Office Associates and Leadership teams
v  West Africa: English as primary language & French advantageous, 


  • Getting to know what exactly are the information requirements in the business units
  • Establishing credible sources of information
  • Getting the information itself
  • Understanding and use of several forecasting tools are critical
  • Responsibility for ensuring that the Company’s ethics, standards and policies are at all times maintained within the field of responsibility
  • Information Accuracy and sensitivity to critical business information

Joint accountability in the implementation and completion of key strategic projects. 

On an ad-hoc basis



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