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The Coca-Cola Company Innovation Manager Tea in Istanbul, Turkey


Focus, Scope, & Impact:

  • Lead the execution of the global/regional brands innovation agenda in the OU: product and strategic platforms (e.g. refpet, aseptic PET, personalization…)

  • Design the innovation strategy and pipeline for OU local /regional brands, in close partnership with category teams and R&D

  • Maximize the opportunity for formulas harmonization and implement it in the market

  • Accountable for identifying critical issues, trends and opportunities in the OU to influence global pipeline, feed pipeline for local brands and to support the development of critical capabilities in the OU.



  • 10-12 years of experience including Category Marketing leadership, Innovation strategy & execution and High-Complex project management (from design to business case to implementation)

  • Experience working in cross-functional and cross-geographical teams

  • Experience working with marketing in the field is preferred

Work Focus

  • Ability to drive innovation agenda forward influencing through art (consumer/shopper insights, needs) and science (business cases, efficiencies, …)

  • Passion, curious and ability to be external-focused and bring freshness from outside.

  • Ability to lead very complex projects (multi-functional, multi-country, …) and influence critical external stakeholders (bottlers leadership, JVs, KKAA)

Communication Focus

  • The role communicates internally across OU Mkt leadership and the global category teams

  • Works hand in hand with R&D and cross-functional leaders/teams (including Key Bottlers and JVs)

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 what’s 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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