Why be part of Coca-Cola Latin America? We are accelerating our momentum as the fastest growing consumer goods company in Latin America. People are our focus when we collaborate with our diverse network of locally connected manufacturers and when we return every drop of water we use to communities and nature. 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.
For over 135 years, we have grown to become the most recognized brand in the world. Today, we have hundreds of brands that continue to grow, such as Fanta, Sprite, Aquarius, Fuze and more!
You will be part of this growth asDirector Public Affairs and Communications - Ecuador and Peruhaving the opportunity to build a consistent and fluid dynamic among Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability to create a healthy environment for business growth, not only by anticipating risks in stakeholder and media arenas, but also by leveraging the positive impact that Coca-Cola has at community level and leading a shared value culture within the Coca-Cola System.
If you have solid background in Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, and wants to join an innovative team, we would love to speak with you!
What we expect from you:
Position requires decision making on regular basis for advocacy with key stakeholders including government, regulators and consumers, who have company and/or product related concerns.
Besides an administrative budget (Opex), has a Programs budget to fund Corporate Social Responsibility programs, as well as to support bottler initiatives.
Goals in a short term (1 year): Leads the Coca Cola System to adopt a unique strategy and journey to deal with the external environment, aligning the business needs with the new operating model.
Goals in a mid-term (2-3 years): Builds relationships with new government representatives/entities, key community leaders and trade associations in order to adopt consistent positions with Company objectives.
Goals in a long term (3+ years): enhance Coca-Cola corporate reputation based on our main purpose of making the difference by leading sustainability and the Coca Cola System contribution for our communities.
It is necessary to know and understand the details of the Business Plan of the company to fully compare and identify barriers within the governmental policy. It is also important to coordinate and lead public relations, communications, initiatives to promote and strengthen reputation and value of Coca Cola brands within the business.
This role requires developing new approaches for spreading the new shared value business model and culture as well as to develop a visible leadership role in dealing with government, ONGS, and industry representatives across the system to maximize opportunities to build a stronger engagement platform with all stakeholders.
This role has main responsibilities in Ecuador and Per with a high possibility to participate in regional scalable projects for Latin America.
Qualification & Requirements
Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Affairs, Business or related field, Masters degree is preferred.
Solid experience (between 8-10 years) in government relations, stakeholder management or public affairs and in communications.
Experience working with sustainable or corporate responsibility programs and for multi-national company is preferred.
Business acumen is highly desirable.
High level of complexities in communicating strategies, policies, statements, and positioning across the company as well as Governments (Head of State, Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats)
Mastery of 1- Thinking holistically; generating ideas to defend the business and impact positively our stakeholders. 2- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills 3- Full digital and social media engagement-Proficient 4- It is critical to understand the impact of the government decisions for the business. 5- Crisis management
English and Spanish required
What you will find working here:
Iconic and Innovative Brands:Our portfolio represents over 250 products featuring some of the world's most popular brands including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Powerade and more!
Global Connections:Allows you to develop, enhance and maintain global connections that allow us to act faster and learn from people all over the world.
Driven by Purpose:A purpose-centric approach that empowers our people to protect the environment and the communities we serve, while providing safe, quality products.
Belonging to a Community:We are an Organization that believes in our ability to continually grow and build the right atmosphere where people feel safe and empowered, allowing everyone to bring their best to work.
Public Policies; Negotiation; Taking Initiative; Strategic Objectives; Sustainability; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Business; Business Growth; Stakeholder Management
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 whats 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.
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