Innovation Marketing Manager

What You Will Do For Us

Lead innovation development (e.g. product, package, equipment) within his/her respective category (primarily consisting of globally led brands) to ensure a robust 1 to 3-year innovation pipeline.
Work collaboratively with global category team to bring global innovation to life within the Attractive-Local-Operating-Unit(AOU) as well as share relevant AOU market information in support of global innovation development.
Develop holistic business cases and development of product, package or equipment-based innovations working in collaboration with various technical, commercial and brand functions.
Lead, in collaboration with technical functions, discovery of new technologies, new partners and new applications of existing technologies to package-based solutions.
Monitor external and/or internal insights and consumer studies (global and/or Africa) by reviewing related publications, reports and research in order to raise system awareness of important trends and their potential implications.

About You

5 years in brand/category management, brand innovation, portfolio management, or innovation/technical disciplines.
End-to-end experience developing and launching innovation
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred.
Ability to translate consumer inputs into relevant innovation aligned with brand guardrails/strategic guidance
Ability to develop robust business cases including potential market opportunity and resource/investment requirements to deliver
Strong collaboration skills including ability to build partnerships, establish trust & credibility and influence across all levels of leadership
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to tailor communications to audience and providing clear
Consumer-driven approach to innovation utilizing multiple sources of information and translating those inputs into specific innovation(s) that meet marketplace needs while delivering brand/business objectives.


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About The Coca-Cola Company

Welcome to Coca-Cola South Africa, the company that does the most for community upliftment and is the home of South Africa’s favourite brand. It is the mission of TheCoca-Cola Company to refresh the world, inspire moments of optimism and happiness, create value and make a difference. Here you’ll find everything you want to know about the Coca-Cola business in our country, from our bottling partners and brands, to our leadership and sustainability programmes. South Africa is the largest Coca-Cola market in Africa and consistently ranks among the best performing countries in the world of Coca-Cola. This impressive position is made possible by the hard work and commitment of our four bottlers, our canning operation as well as our employees, whose main vision is to benefit and refresh the people of South Africa. We’re proud to be a business unit of the Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Group, which is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. TheCoca-Cola Company has operations in more than 200 countries around the world and serves its beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion every day. Working together with our bottling partners, we work to consistently deliver value to our customers—the grocers, retailers, vendors, spazas and tuck shop owners—across South Africa. TheCoca-Cola Company owns the brands, and our bottling partners produce, package, distribute and merchandise our products worldwide. In South Africa, The Coca-Cola System (our Company and bottling partners) employs approximately 9,000 employees and has 15 facilities. Learn more about our bottling system.