Georgia Employer SCIENTIST VI - R&D - R-11043 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 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: The role will work independently and utilize internal/external relationships to deliver product innovation. Act as a consultant by responding to targeted requests from field or other departments for the specifications, processes, and formula systems for the tea and coffee business. The ideal candidate is expected to have the skills to effectively interact with cross-functional teams, build and develop relationships with other global business units and work collaboratively. He/she should demonstrate the communication skills necessary to educate, drive business improvements, identify and resolve ingredient and formula issues and achieve business results. The preferred candidate needs to have completed a Food Science curriculum and understand and apply effective skills in food chemistry, food process technology, microbiology, sensory science, project management, record keeping and laboratory safety. 5 years of experience, MS is preferred. Essential Job Functions: Beverage development Preparation, management and protection of proprietary formula composition and technical information Product commercialization Effective communication and time management skills Independently leads multi-disciplinary projects Collaboration with internal business team partners and external suppliers. Research and evaluate new developments or trends in beverage-related industries. 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 involve