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Director, Nutrition Strategy

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 5/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: April 22 - 2019
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-25736

Job Description Summary

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Coke's North America Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA) team has an exciting position available in our Atlanta-based Headquarters. The position will partner with the business to lead the development and execution of a nutrition innovation strategy to accelerate the growth of our business in current and new beverage categories. This role will leverage their scientific expertise to establish our nutrition advocacy strategy to promote trust in our product portfolio, provide guidance to cross-functional partners as a nutrition subject matter expert, and advocate for our business credibly as a nutrition expert in industry, professional, and scientific associations.

Function Specific Activities:

Function Specific Activities: 

  • Provide scientific leadership to build nutrition advocacy and innovation strategies for Coca-Cola North America.
  • Identify and guide scientific opportunities for enabling health and wellness-focused innovation opportunities.
  • Build and maintain a strong external network of health and nutrition stakeholders including academics, policy makers, and industry peers.
  • Establish and execute nutrition strategy to advocate for our product categories and ingredients.
  • Monitor and guide the business on emerging trends and developments in policies, regulations, and nutrition science that could impact our business.
  • Translate complex regulatory, scientific and nutritional information into simple, easy to understand facts for consumers and other internal and external stakeholders.


  • Ph.D. in nutrition, food science, or related field is required

Related Work Experience:

  • 12+ years of experience in a similar role in food, beverage, or related industry.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

10+ Years Experience

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.

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. Apply
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