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Associate Director, CCEP Ventures Business Development

Uxbridge, United Kingdom; Stockholm, Sweden; Sofia, Bulgaria; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Anderlecht, Belgium; , Germany; Lisbon, Portugal; , Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Reykjavik, Iceland; Norway HQ, Norway Commercial Strategy 05/01/2022 75587
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Associate Director, CCEP Ventures Business Development

What you become part of:

CCEP Ventures is CCEP’s external innovation engine. It finds early-stage innovation in the outside world, builds investment partnerships to help that innovation flourish and connects it with our business operations in order to drive positive impact vs.our business KPIs.

This role is responsible to maximise the impact of CCEP Ventures partners in the European BUs through working between investees and BUs / Functions to drive widespread business adoption.

Key parameters:

  • Portfolio of 8 partnerships across EU markets
  • Development of 3 partnerships from Pilot to Growth p.a.
  • Project leadership for 2-3 centrally led POCs / Pilots (e.g., Wabi)
  • 1-2 new partnerships p.a. (~up to €3m invested per partnership)

What to expect:

The role holder is responsible for leading the business adoption of Ventures solutions in the EU BUs by working between our partner companies and our business operations to deliver our partnership goals for each investment. The role holder will specialise in defining and leading tailor-made roadmaps for each partnership, working with an extensive network of stakeholders across our BUs and Functions to support the journey from Pilot to Growth and then Scale-up.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • BU and Function engagement – build and maintain an extensive network (50+) across EU with business leader teams (commercial, field sales, RGM, RTM, Digital Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain etc.) in order to secure support for new technologies provided by CCEP Ventures. Cultivate the network to ensure Ventures impact is visible and demand for Ventures services remains high. This includes presenting at country leadership team meetings and start-up boards when required as part of the management of the partnership.
  • Business case development – work with partner companies (external start-ups and other key industry players, including KO) and internal stakeholders to build the business case to assign BU and Function accountabilities, resources and governance required to drive adoption through the different stages of scale up (Request to Pilot, Request to Grow, Request to Scale). Submit formal requests to Investment Committee for sign off. Expected to be ~10 requests p.a. for approval.
  • Project team mobilisation – build local market project teams (formal & informal) in order to support POCs / Pilots and general adoption of Ventures solutions. Act as overall lead and single point of contact for all local initiatives involving Ventures’ partners.
  • Programme/Project Management – for each investment where required, ensure to design the program and define the projects, the process, the governance and the key milestones that will ensure a full value realization for CCEP and all key players of the partnership
  • Venture building – for partnerships that are multi-BU, set up and lead central accountabilities, resources and governance, including direct operational control in Pilot/POC phase, before handing over to dedicated leadership (in BU or alternative) from Growth stage onwards. Expected to be ~2-3 projects p.a. (e.g., Lavit, Wabi Portugal and GB).
  • Portfolio tracking & management – support the Ventures Business Development Director by providing monthly updates on the status of the portfolio of partners (currently n=7) vs. defined goals and milestones. Make recommendations to the Ventures Business Development Director on when and how interventions are needed in order to course correct progress of an individual partner.
  • Senior stakeholder engagement – identify, understand and engage with a wide range of senior stakeholders including functional leads, BU / country leads as well as CCEP ELT and Board of Directors, either through presentations or development of non-verbal materials.
  • Advisor / operating partner network – create a diverse network of SMEs and leaders that Ventures can call upon to support the Ventures portfolio as and when needed, ranging from operating partners with deep industry experience to young entrepreneurs and innovators

Skills & Essentials:

  • Consulting experience in top tier strategy and transformation/execution firm (not essential but preferrable for the wide set of experiences in execution)
  • Excellent Change/Transformation/Programme/Project Management skills and past experience of managing a project from concept to completion
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the (CCEP) project methodology
  • Proven experience of building bridges between the “project team/BU/CCEP functions” and the external partners. Strong communication and relationship building skills. 
  • Extensive experience in change management and able to properly escalate key needs for the success of the project
  • Strong ability to communicate and influence across multiple stakeholders (including our executive team) and countries
  • An expert eye for detail and ability to work on multiple complex activities
  • Expert ability to problem solve and overcome both strategic and tactical barriers
  • Passion for innovation and implementation of strategic initiatives to drive real change in the business
  • Must be fluent in English (written and verbal)


Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. With a dedicated team of 33,200 people, serving customers in 29 countries, we make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 600 million people, including Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Capri-Sun®. And we want a workforce as diverse as our products – with a culture that fosters belonging and inclusivity. One that enables everyone to be themselves, whatever their background or experience. From gender, age and ethnicity to sexual orientation and different abilities, we welcome people from all walks of life and empower unique perspectives. We recognize we’ve got some way to go, but we’ll get there with the support of our people. It’s them who drive our future growth.


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