Supplier Auditor & Development Analyst at Coca-Cola

Location(s): Mexico
City/Cities: Mexico

Travel Required:

Relocation Provided:
Job Posting End Date: May 10, 2022


Job Description Summary:
The role of this position is to protect the trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company by assuring the ingredient and primary packaging suppliers are capable of manufacturing materials which meet The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and legal requirements.
This position is directly responsible for the Quality Authorization of manufacturing suppliers and distributors to supply ingredients and primary package globally to TCCC. There is a focus on suppliers of juice and other agricultural commodities. The role involves working with suppliers to develop them, following up and giving support on quality issues, performing facilities assessments for compliance to TCCC requirements, identifying any risks the supplier may present, and following up with suppliers to develop and implement robust corrective actions plans to close audit process.


  • Plan/ Schedule and organize supplier audits and developmental technical visits as needed.
  • Conduct in depth audits of KO Juice Suppliers (& other ingredient categories as needed) against TCCC supplier governance requirements outlined in Company databases (KORE and PICASSO). Assess the capability of the supplier to deliver ingredients according to TCCC expectations / specifications and to ensure confidence on the quality of the supplied goods. Ensure audits are conducted within required time frame and within budget.
  • Prepare value added audit reports, which allow stakeholders to clearly understand the level of compliance, any associated risks and facilitate the supplier operations to accurately address corrective action.
  • Maintain supplier and audit data in the Company databases and tracking tools in a timely manner.
  • Follow up with suppliers on corrective action plans resulting from the TCCC audit to ensure the appropriate level of action is taken to eliminate non-conformance.
  • Develop suppliers in the following important areas:
  • Work with suppliers to improve their overall service level to TCCC, including compliance to specification and COA requirement
  • Outline the TCCC technical requirements to new suppliers & develop them to meet these requires
  • Guide suppliers through the ingredient authorization process
  • Support Procurement strategic initiatives by developing suppliers that are important to the Procurement strategy
  • Develop a continuous improvement ethos with current and new suppliers
  • Support root cause analysis and solutions identification for quality issues.


  • In-depth knowledge of food safety, HACCP, food chemistry and microbiology
  • In-depth knowledge of GFSI standards and requirements
  • Knowledge of food processing and in-depth knowledge of Juice processing (preferred), knowledge of Good Engineering design for hygienic production environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including presentations skills within a multicultural community and interviewing skills for auditing
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish (preferably).
  • Strong time management and organizational skills to manage audit schedule and audit agenda
  • Audit Objectivity: Ability to remain independent and objective when performing audits including adhering to the facts and standards and not being unduly influenced
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage in a virtual working environment, fully utilizing technology and communication tools
  • Computer knowledge (power point, excel, word, flowcharting, e-mail, internet)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, General Science, Pharmacology, etc.
  • 5 years’ experience in a technical department within the food or pharmaceutical industries, with at least 1 year of production processes and auditing experience.


  • Masters in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, food science, toxicology or microbiology
  • Fully trained ISO 22000 Lead Auditor or ISO 9001


  • Ability to work within a global virtual team with many nationalities and a significant time difference in time zones across the team.
  • Being self-motivated and having initiative would be important, as it is a virtual team with the line manager located in a different location
  • Ability to work together with the team to leverage the team synergy


  • 50-75%

Skills: Analytical Techniques, APICS Certification, Communication, Contracts, Corporate Purchasing, Cost Analysis, Customer Service, Database Management, Food And Beverage (F&B), Global SAP, Logility, Manufacturing Process Controls, Materials Resource Planning, Mathematics, Microsoft Office, Negotiation, Procurements

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.

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