Director of Product Management

Atlanta, GA

The Coca-Cola Company is a globally renowned beverage company that offers consumers a wide range of refreshing beverages worldwide. We're seeking a skilled and experienced Demand Forecasting Product Manager to join our team. In this role, you will develop and manage innovative demand forecasting solutions that optimize our supply chain and enable accurate sales predictions.


As a Demand Forecasting Product Manager at the Coca-Cola Company, you will lead the strategy, development, and execution of our demand forecasting products. Your primary focus will be leveraging data analytics, market trends, and predictive modeling techniques to generate accurate and actionable demand forecasts. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, business stakeholders, and IT professionals, you will play a crucial role in improving supply chain efficiency, inventory management, and customer satisfaction.


What You’ll Do for Us

Responsibilities:

Product Strategy and Roadmap Development:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to define the strategic vision for demand forecasting solutions aligned with business objectives.
  • Conduct market research, competitive analysis, and customer feedback analysis to identify market trends and customer needs.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap that reflects System supply chain priorities and addresses future growth opportunities.


Requirement Gathering and Documentation:

  • Engage with operating units, bottlers, and commercial teams to understand their demand forecasting requirements and pain points.
  • Translate complex business needs into precise, concise, actionable product specifications.
  • Create and maintain detailed product documentation, including user stories, feature descriptions, and technical specifications.


Product Development and Execution:

  • Lead cross-functional product development teams, including data scientists, engineers, and designers, to deliver robust demand forecasting solutions.
  • Collaborate with data scientists to develop and implement advanced algorithms and predictive models for demand forecasting.
  • Employ Agile methodologies to plan and prioritize product development sprints, ensuring timely delivery of critical milestones.


Stakeholder Management and Collaboration:

  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including operating units, bottlers, financial and commercial teams, and supply chain management, to gather insights and validate product requirements.
  • Collaborate with IT professionals and external partners to integrate demand forecasting solutions seamlessly with existing systems and processes.
  • Communicate product updates, progress, and roadmaps effectively to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.


Performance Monitoring and Improvement:

  • Define key performance metrics and establish monitoring mechanisms to track the accuracy and effectiveness of demand forecasting solutions.
  • Analyze forecast performance, customer feedback, and market dynamics to identify areas for improvement and drive continuous product enhancement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to prioritize and implement product updates, algorithm refinements, and usability enhancements.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, data science, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
  • 10+ years of experience as a Product Manager, preferably focusing on demand forecasting or data analytics.
  • Strong understanding of demand forecasting methodologies, statistical modeling, and data analysis techniques.
  • Proven track record in successfully managing end-to-end product lifecycles and delivering data-driven solutions.
  • Proficiency in data manipulation, analysis tools, and programming languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL).
  • Experience with machine learning, predictive modeling, and advanced analytics is highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to influence and inspire cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in the beverage or consumer goods industry is a plus.


What We Can Do For You

  • Innovation & Technology: The ability to work with an award-winning team on the cutting edge of innovation.
  • Exposure to World Class Leaders: Availability to global technology leaders that will expand your network and expose you to emerging technologies and techniques.
  • Agile Work Environment: We embrace agile, with management that believes in removing barriers so you are empowered to experiment, iterate, and innovate.


Skills:

Influencing; Microsoft Azure; Business Processes; Software Development; Project Management; Agile Methodology; Microsoft Office; Risk Mitigation Strategies; Application Development; Strategic IT; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); Change Management; Negotiation; Vendor Management; Process Improvement Plans; Business Value Creation


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.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.


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