Group Specialist: Water, Climate Change and Local Sourcing

The Coca-Cola Company

Africa

Closing Date: 2021/11/26
Reference Number: CCB211116-6
Job Title: Group Specialist: Water, Climate Change and Local Sourcing
Function: Public Affairs and Communications (PAC)
Company: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Group Office)
Job Type: Permanent
Location – Country: Other
Location – Province: Not Applicable
Location – Town / City: Applicant may reside in any of the CCBA footprint of countries

Job Description

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced Group Specialist: Water, Climate Change and Local Sourcing, to join the Group Public Affairs and Corporate Services team, in the Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability division at CCBA. This is a mid-level resource and it promotes CCBAs sustainability agenda by ensuring the selection, implementation, and adoption of solutions to optimise sustainable water management, that counters the effects of climate change, that and optimises local sourcing of supplies.
The successful applicant will report into Group Head: Sustainability.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa is the largest African Coca-Cola bottler, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. CCBA is a Non Alcoholic Ready to Drink (NARTD) market leader in Africa. CCBA has an extensive footprint in Africa, employing over 16 000 employees. CCBA vision is to Refresh Africa every day and make the continent a better place for all, growing successfully as business and creating a better shared future for our people, customers, consumers, communities, planet and shareholders.

The Group Specialist: Water, Climate Change and Local Sourcing acts as programme manager for the deployment of initiatives and solutions by creating plans, sourcing resources, and managing and monitoring the systematic implementation of the solution in each country or location affected.

They specialise and focus on:
The sustainable use of water in the enterprise and optimal water management methods for the beverages industry.
The effects and impacts of climate change and practices that can be adopted to reduce these impacts including option such reducing carbon emissions, improving environmental rehabilitation and promoting sustainable practices.
The best methods of finding and engaging local sources of ingredients, labour, and packaging for CCBA.

Their remit is to apply their specialist knowledge to research and recommend solutions and then to design, develop or source and implement the solutions. This is an influencer that uses their position in the corporate office to drive awareness of the hidden costs and unintended consequences of unsustainable water management, climate change and lack of local sourcing. They create business cases to convince leaders in the organisation of the value and returns to be gained from improved solutions and approaches.

They have an important responsibility to ensure the constant testing, tracking, and monitoring of water management, climate change solutions and local sourcing and to collect associated data for compliance, regulatory and management reports and analytics.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Continuously researching and learning about the current global thinking on waste management in general and in the bottling industry specifically.
  • Continuously researching and learning about the current global thinking on sustainable water practices, climate change and local sourcing in general and in the bottling industry specifically.
  • Introducing new and thought-leading sustainable water practices, climate change and local sourcing ideas and trends into the enterprise and keeping stakeholders abreast with current thinking.
  • Acting as an internal consultant on aspects of sustainable water practices, climate change and local sourcing and providing advice to the business and decision makers on the topic.
  • Formulating and socialising plans and approaches that outlines the vision and solutions to improve sustainable water management and local sourcing practices and that optimises CCBA’s response to climate change.
  • Workshopping, agreeing, and socialising the agreed metrics, targets, and objectives for the annual water management, local sourcing, and any other climate change initiatives in CCBA for the short, medium, and long term.
  • Collecting a body of relevant research on sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing and making it available to interested stakeholders in the business.
  • Designing the relevant sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing frameworks for CCBA and selecting and implementing supportive methodologies and approaches.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and interpreting country, regional or global environmental regulations that apply to CCBA and determining their applicability and impact on the relevant programmes and solutions.
  • Defining the framework of sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing policies and standards required in the business and collaborating with colleagues to create this collateral.
  • Mapping, documenting, and maintaining the current sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing processes and making process and procedure information easily available.
  • Identifying the sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing related competencies and capabilities required through-out the business and ensuring that the competencies are assessed, and training presented to improve them.
  • Developing and distributing handbooks, job-aids, and work procedures to support employees to adhere to sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing requirements.
  • Reviewing digital solutions that could enhance the processes of sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing and recommending these solutions to the business.
  • Acting as a coach and mentor to internal sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing employees in all the different CCBA businesses.
  • Identifying the vendors and providers of sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing solutions and services and establishing and maintaining relationships with them.
  • Working with the Purchasing department to negotiate and agree contracts the deliverables, terms, and conditions of vendor contracts.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with leading vendors of in the enterprise Supply Chain development product and services.
  • Building business cases to explain the benefits and impacts of new sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing solutions.
  • Monitoring the quality and performance of waste services.
  • Leading efforts to evaluate the success of sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing projects and new solutions.
  • Creating future scenarios and identifying the target metrics that CCBA must achieve with regards to sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing programmes.
  • Using and applying international, local and industry sustainable water practices, climate change responses and local sourcing standards and all regulatory acts that apply in the countries CCBA operates to determine reasonable metrics and targets.
  • Implementing methodologies, guides, practices, and test methods to track and measure the outcomes and effectiveness pertinent to the process of water management, climate change responses and local sourcing.
  • Collecting data and statistics to create analytics and reports and compiling global and internationally required reports.
  • Visualising waste management data for the different leadership teams to assist their business decision making.
  • Engaging in Sustainability workshops and meetings to share organisational design approaches, plans and roadmaps.
  • Meeting regularly with the Sustainability team members and his/her manager to report progress, raise issues and brainstorm solutions.

Skills, Experience & Education

Qualifications:
The minimum qualification required for this job is a degree in Environmental Studies, Chemistry, or Science (Environmental, Physical, or Biological) or equivalent work experience.

Experience:
8 to 10 experience the manufacturing or public affairs departments in the beverages industry with least 4 years focused on working in one or more in focus area in the Environmental and Sustainability domains.

General

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


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