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Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) – anchor bottler for Coca-Cola with the franchise to bottle Coca-Cola products in 28 countries. We bottle Coca-Cola products in Nigeria, offering iconic non-alcoholic beverages such as: Coca-Cola, Fanta , Sprite, Schweppes and Limca in the sparkling beverage category; and 5 Alive and Eva in the still beverage category.

In line with our mission of enriching the lives of our local communities, we train and equip youths with employable skills in vocational areas, who will subsequently contribute to Nigeria’s capacity development.

Position Summary:
  • Job Title: WABU IT Lead
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Job Type: Full Time Jobs
  • Job Category: FMCG Jobs

Position Description

  • The BU IT Lead will be the single point of accountability to maximize the value delivered by IT to The Coca-Cola System in a specific Business Unit (BU) through opportunity identification, effective prioritization (in collaboration with Corporate IT, based on global standards), efficient delivery and exploitation of IT solutions and services.

Function Specific Activities

  • The BU IT Lead will be the single point of accountability to maximize the value delivered by IT to The Coca-Cola System in a specific Business Unit (BU) through opportunity identification, effective prioritization (in collaboration with Corporate IT, based on global standards), efficient delivery and exploitation of IT solutions and services.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Deliver an IT Strategy/Business Plan for a specific BU based on thorough understanding of the BU, its respective Bottlers’ priorities, and the broader EMEA Growth strategy. Align with BU management on the ‘picture of success’ enabling measuring progress and achievements in a quantitative manner. The result is a prioritized (within BU, and with EMEA) and actionable set of IT initiatives (including bottler relevant initiatives) aligned with the digital framework in the areas of data & analytics, digital marketing, customer/commercial, collaboration platforms, innovation and security/regulation/risk management/audit. Drive major programs in the above mentioned areas.

Build sustainable relationships with the bottling partner(s) in the BU to drive strategic IT changes and standardization aligned with the Global & EMEA IT strategy. Working cross-System i.e. support BU initiatives that drive the respective bottlers towards supply chain efficiency and excellence in market execution. Provide a strategy for a common data & analytics environment including a data sharing and ownership framework.

Engage with EMEA IT Tower Leads (Business Solutions) and Technology leaders to understand and influence overall application/technology/service capabilities being developed by Global IT. This results in an IT Roadmap from Corporate IT for the Enabling and Technology Solutions and global/standard platforms of which content and planning is approved by the BU IT Lead for usability, relevance and affordability.

Ensure the BU achieves maximum benefit from the effective use of information and applications which directly support the business decisions and operations. This relates both to business applications and collaboration & desktop tools.

Serve as an active member on BU management/functional teams, both representing IT as well as contributing from a business perspective, in close relationship with the BU President.

Strongly connect to the EMEA Technology Tower to validate global contract changes related to IT Infrastructure and Operations considering local, System-wide business impact. Drive continuous service improvement and solution exploitation, balancing quality of service and affordability.

Serve as an active member on the EMEA IT Leadership team.


  • Education Requirements: Master’s Degree Required
  • Years of Experience: 10+ Years Experience

Related Work Experience:

  • 15+ years out of which 7+ years in a leadership role in IT
  • Building strategic relationships and networks, by preference in a customer facing role
  • Strategy building and execution
  • Business process knowledge from FMCG company
  • IT program and change management
  • Agile methodology
  • Leveraging vendors/internal service providers and matrix organizations for program execution
  • Experience working in the FMCG industry preferred, particularly in understanding digitization
  • Savvy leadership with strong matrix influencing skills is a must

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 & 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.

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 appropriately 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

Method of Application

  • Only applications made on the website will be accepted. Candidates who meet the stated criteria will be contacted via email or by phone.
  • Applicants shall sit for a Computer Based Test and successful candidates will be invited for an oral interview & medical examination.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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