The Coca‑Cola Company

【日本コカ・コーラ株式会社】Strategy Senior Manager


Focus, Scope, & Impact:

This role is responsible for a holistic understanding of the Japan and South Korea Operating Unit (OU) landscape to provide Guidance on Where to Play & How to Win as well as guidance on Innovation Strategy. By leading the Strategic Insights agenda and partnering across Functions and across the System, this role ensures the System wins in the local market. The role leverages data and high quality insights anchored in facts and judgement to impact business results. This will require the following:

Localize the global strategy, defining how to win by channel / customer/ region, and identifying long-term strategic opportunities, including whitespace opportunities and challenges
Lead Integrated Insights for the OU and Japan, building both the Integrated Insights Strategy as well as drive the Delivery incl. Trend forecasting/ Opportunities & Challenges, Competitive intelligence development, Portfolio optimization & innovation effectiveness and Challenging & optimizing performance
Leverage high-level competitive insights to facilitate robust decision making, wiring the OU together and connecting with the broader TCCC network as well as bottling partners
Create and connect insights to frame and align on prioritization of key issues and opportunities and delineate choices to inform OU strategic priorities
Act as an “in house” consultancy partner, structuring and leading ad-hoc cross-functional analysis or projects
Building future insight capabilities by interfacing with Platform Services (PS), Center & OU Functions to secure the right and new knowledge & insights
Explore and Build External connections to leverage opportunities through networks

Japan & Korea Operating Unit (2 Operations, 2 Countries)
6 bottlers, including 1 of the Top 5 bottlers worldwide
Goals and/or strategies for the role focus both short and mid-term / long term priorities

Profile: Thought leader who influences leaders across different functions in the OU (including Marketing, Franchise, Commercial, Finance, Technical, among others)
Reporting to OU Strategic Insights Lead.



5+ to 10 years of experience in several Business Development roles, such as Strategy, Planning, Insights, Consulting, PMO, among others
Proven trajectory as thought leader, cross functional teams’ coordination and alignment, and influencing senior leadership team
Work Focus

Ability to integrate multiple insights and complex issues through a broad and holistic approach, defining the strategic direction for the business and leading to actionable solutions
Partners with senior leaders to orchestrate and wire the strategy and solution deployment, prioritizing efforts, influencing, aligning and engaging key stakeholders
Ability to partner with senior leaders to develop, localize, enhance and deploy insights that drive strategic decision making at OU level and across functions
Ability to identify noise from signals in a saturated data environment. Converges contextual data from multiple countries into an OU-specific perspective without losing the power of local insights. Understands the different sources of data required to drive choices and solutions to the business


Customer Experience (CX); Influencing; Continual Improvement Process; Business Transformation; Collaborative Leadership; Business Processes; Project Management; Industry Networking; Trend Analysis; Agile Methodology; Microsoft Office; Communication; Process Management; Long Term Planning; Corporate Storytelling


Food and drink industry

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