Monday, August 19, 2019

Head : Strategy and Performance - Midrand New Job Vacancy at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), August 2019

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New Job Opportunities  at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) , 2019
Job Title Head : Strategy and Performance - Midrand
Function Logistics, Warehouse & Distribution
Company Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa
Job Type Permanent
Location - Town / City Midrand
Location - Country South Africa  
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Job Description
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has an exciting opportunity in our Commercial department. We are looking for talented individual with relevant skills and experience for a Head: Strategy and Performance, which is based in Midrand. The successful candidate will report directly to a Strategy and Performance Director in Midrand.

The purpose of this role is to coordinate and facilitate strategic business planning processes, identify and implement category growth and productivity improvement initiatives across CCBSA functions while aligning with SAF/SEABU. This includes identifying and prioritising change initiatives within the CCBSA business, in order to support the Strategy and Performance Director to achieve the short tactical and stretch targets and long-term ambitions to win in the market.

Key Duties & Responsibilities 
Strategy Formulation
• Analyse and synthesize external data on geo-political and socio-economic development trends across CCBSA to develop hypotheses regarding the opportunity across our markets against each existing or potential category
• Assess current strategy to determine its effectiveness relative to the fast changing environment in South Africa
• Create and evaluate strategic options in order to accelerate business growth and productivity improvements
• Determine financial attractiveness of new growth areas by utilizing value chain and P&L analyses in order to prioritize allocation of resources to these opportunities
• Develop multi-year business scenarios to establish a planning foundation to assist senior-level management in quantifying the financial impact of business decisions
• Recommend and approve business strategy changes to key decision-makers to ensure business meets its desired objectives, aligned to the Strategy and Performance Director’s mandate.
• Identify key business opportunities within CCBSA, articulate the business case and develop relevant solutions to solve complex problems across the organisation
• Build value based and strategic “win-win” relationships with key stakeholders at all levels

Understand business environments and trends
• Lead research and develop insights, both quantitative and qualitative
• Evaluate and define competitive landscape for new and existing competitors
• Support the compilation of insights in charts / reports / presentations and other outputs to communicate findings to key stakeholders
• Lead workshops to address immediate challenges and opportunities (e.g. competitor assessments)
• Ensure SA system alignment in exploring and exploiting growth opportunities in new market segments.

Business Performance and Planning Management Process
• Support the development of short- and long-range business targets for CCBSA that are comprehensive, realistic and aligned with broader business plans
• Participate in operating meetings to gain an understanding of the operating environment and business needs
• Work in collaboration with business functions on stretch targets to deliver the optimal productivity levels.
• Consult with and influence senior management at various levels in and across a wide variety of functions. Specifically leading business planning process and strategy development, macro level situation and environmental assessment, developing new market and consumer frame-works, suggesting business change and challenge status quo thinking.
• Develop and maintain partnerships with internal senior management stakeholders in order to influence business decision-making
• Support the development of project charters and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments (e.g., budget, personnel and business systems) from Senior Management that will enable execution of initiatives

Design strategic interventions and define associated projects to deliver against objectives
• Steward the interest of CCBSA by ensuring that projects/programs are economically profitable, strategically sound, administratively feasible and legally correct
• Drive key strategic initiatives focused on delivering winning metrics (volume, share, profit, quality, etc.)
• Support projects through driving thought leadership on strategic initiatives: Problem identification, work stream structuring, analysis, syndication and solution framing and identification.

Skills, Experience & Education Qualifications
Minimum requirement for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or industrial Engineering. MBA or relevant post graduate studies are preferred.
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Experience
10-15 years’ relevant experience in:
• Business planning at executive level
• Business strategy and analysis
• Conceptual ideation and implementation
• Project management, preferably acquired in rapidly moving and diverse projects with multiple interdependencies
• Working in an environment with a high degree of ambiguity and competing priorities

Competencies
• Highly strategic thinker that requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active, behind-the-scenes role
• Highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and strong analytical skills
• Superior commercial acumen and business development
• Contribute to senior management teams: Actively participating as a committed member of the Leadership team and working across other functions to deliver against priorities and goals
• Drives for results and values outcomes over activities
• A strategic and nuanced thinker with the ability to integrate complex information from multiple sources and drive ground-breaking solutions to issues
• Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal), interpersonal savvy and a good ability to crystallise complex messages and tailor messages to specific audiences
• Results/action-orientation; project management skills
• Organisational and political agility; developed negotiation skills
• Collaborate and ability to influence key decision making based on strategic intent
• Strong commercial background and balanced operational and strategic capabilities
• Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
• Agile and able to effectively prioritise
• Ability to lead and influence ideas and people by articulating a compelling and inspired vision and motivating and mobilising individuals and parties towards this common goal
• Strong stakeholder engagement – good listening, influencing and challenging skills
• Ability to gain quick personal credibility both within and outside the organisation, and proudly embody the CCBA corporate brand and culture
• Ensure all company engagements and activities are performed within the bounds of the company’s governance and ethics policy and procedures.
• Ability to work effectively across multiple functions, business units and teams
• Problem solver with an innovative, resourceful and pragmatic approach
• High levels of resilience and tenacity
• Tact, diplomacy, and persistence are essential qualities in executing this dimension of the role

General
The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional or relevant information as criteria for short-listing.

Policy
We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals
Closing date: 2019/08/22
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