Strategy & Business Planning Manager

CocaCola - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
More than 7 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job

Position Overview:

Orchestrate the annual strategic business planning and business planning process.
Support System Leadership Team with strategic business reviews on key initiatives across the system and course corrections to accelerate Region's growth to meet long-term financial objectives. Leads forecasting and performance analysis and reporting efforts.
Provide Analytical and Project Management to the Region on strategic/business development/M&A initiatives that are essential to accelerating Region's growth to meet long-term objectives and win competitively and sustainably in the marketplace.

  • Leads Competitive Intelligence analysis and overall landscape analysis (macro, social and political environment).
  • Support /lead ad-hoc Region/BU special projects

Function Specific Activities:

Key Duties/Responsibilities

1. Orchestrate the strategic business planning and annual business plan process.

  • Current Reality & Industry Forecasting Analysis: leads overall opportunity mapping efforts, leads category forecast efforts for next 5 years, and conducts detailed SWOT analysis of the overall business. Coordinates a broad consensus on the key issues and opportunities, and the possible solutions to kickstart the plan ideation
  • Coordinates and integrates the strategy documents for presentation to bottler, senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Integrates budgets (volume, expenses) and assumptions (pricing, costs, etc), to input into financial models and overall strategy scorecards.
  • Working in close collaboration with Finance, K&I, Marketing and Commercial/Franchise Leadership, provides oversight of the System Profitability Model output for consistency and ensures updates of overall model assumptions.
  • Ensures that SBP and ABP actions are based on Consumer, Customer and Shopper knowledge Support System Leadership Team with strategic business reviews on key initiatives across the system and course corrections to accelerate Region's growth to meet long term financial objectives. Leads forecasting and performance analysis/reporting efforts.
  • Leads the Monthly System Business review sessions, covering all aspects of the business, including marketplace performance, key initiative execution and results updates, macro conditions changes, etc.
  • Supports Leadership Team in the preparation of regular and custom reports for Senior Management (BU, Group, and Corporate) on the overall region performance, indicated actions, risks and opportunities.
  • Supports GM in the preparation of business cases for accelerated investments, resource re-deployment and/or changes in short and medium term actions.
  • Ensures continuous review and update of business planning assumptions. Establishes and leads the management routines to review plan dashboard. Provide Analytical and Project Management support to the Region on strategic/business development/M&A initiatives
  • Lead key analysis on business cases for potential M&A targets, new business ventures, business development projects (i.e. second chassis models, alternative business models, franchise structure changes)., in line with corporate strategy, acting a liaison with corporate M&A supporting the Finance Director and general manager.
  • Support/lead project management on key M&A/business development initiatives
  • Support/lead special projects identified by the General Manager to advance alternative and complementary growth sources for the Region.Leads Competitive Intelligence analysis and overall landscape analysis (macro, social and political environment).
  • Map of competitive landscape, and profile of competition, their likely strategies and plans.
  • Lead/conduct “war-gaming” exercises,to test the robustness of the region strategy against alternative competitive situations. Recommend alternative choices to improve resilience of the business strategy against alternative competitive scenarios. Communication Complexities Needs to communicate internally, across departments, including K&I, Marketing, Commercial, Regional Operations, Finance, Technical and PAC. Also, engages frequently with bottler strategic planning team, general manager and sales and marketing teams, and with key custo
Job Requirements


Very strong Analytical skills. Strong knowledge of business planning process. Strong understanding of system economics, profit drivers, market dynamics. Although planning process is clearly defined, actual development of the plans require significant effort in alignment, evaluation of alternatives, persuasion and integrated thinking.

Required Qualification

Minimum of 7+ years of related experience, ideally with Financial, marketing, commercial or K&I background.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential.

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
About this Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based... (More)

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