Georgia Employer SCIENTIST IV - R-09451 in Atlanta, Georgia

Relocation Provided: Job Posting End Date: Job Profile: 30018560 - Scientist IV - R&D Company: 0101 Coca-Cola North America Grade: 10 Function: Technical Role: Level 7 Travel Required: Open for Referrals: Position Overview: Why Join Coca-Cola North America? Its an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Companys flagship market. Were accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do whether were innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when were collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when were returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better. The N. American Coca-Cola Product Development group has an exciting open position located in our Atlanta-based Headquarters. The incumbent will be responsible for leading product development initiatives focused on our Sparkling Portfolio. The Product Development Scientist IV will be responsible for leading all aspects of new product development from concept to commercialization. This individual will closely work with several cross-functional groups (Marketing, Knowledge & Insights, Technical Operations, Quality, etc.) to lead and influence new product innovation in Retail & Food Service Channels. This position represents a great opportunity for a candidate that is interested in learning extensively about a variety of beverage matrixes and technologies and furthering their career in a global beverage company. Function Specific Activities: FUNCTION SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES & TECHNICAL SKILLS: Responsible for planning, organizing and executing new product development activities to support business growth and continuity. Designs, tests and execute activities/processes to ensure that all cycles of product development process are executed successfully and on time. Provides technical leadership and expertise to projects from inception through commercialization and launch. Supports other development projects, operations and related activities as necessary. Responsible for creating and managing technical timeline, ensuring product brief is complete and aligned upon, ensures risks analysis is complete and communicated. Executes projects within given timelines to meet desired business objectives (consumer, financial, operational, etc.). Exercises deep cross-functional involvement and alignment with project teams and management. Successfully applies scientific, engineering and consumer insights principles in research, formulation, processing and commercialization of beverages. Identifies, evaluates and selects new ingredients, developments, trends & technologies in food and beverage industry to guide product development initiatives. Partners with internal and external parties to stay abreast of our consumers needs and identifies actions plans to address those needs. Drives and leverages internal and external suppliers to deliver ingredient and product innovation. Excellent communications skills- concise & precise in thought, verbal, and written skills. Ability to clearly communicate and influence cross-functional teams and Sr. management. Must excel at building and maintaining relationships that motivate others and builds teams. Writes detailed and accurate reports for analyses, experiments and projects to support senior management's decision making. Proactively formulates a plan of action with the agreed upon result. Deep ability to exercise Critical Thinking and Problem-solving skills. Excellent tim