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Enterprise Application Release Manager

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 8/12/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: August 29 - 2019
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Job ID: R-32039

Job Description Summary


United States of America



Travel Required:

Relocation Provided:

Job Posting End Date:

August 29, 2019


Job Description Summary:

IT supports the digitization of all functions at The Coca-Cola Company. We are looking for an Enterprise Application Release Manager to join our team to support the digital products and technologies that enable our Global Human Resources group. While a background in Human Resources could help, it is certainly not required for this position. Additionally, a background in an Enterprise Application like an ERP, CRM, HCM, etc. Is a requirement for this role, with the preference being in an HCM such as Workday. This group supports the employment of 20,000+ employees in 90+ countries all around the world. If you're interested in tackling complex, global problems and coming up with both enterprise as well as local market solutions this is the job for you!

The ideal candidate will show the ability to pivot between exciting development projects, managing Workday releases, and driving operational health of our entire HR technology stack. This includes applications, middleware, security, desktop and mobile. Our team thinks broadly about operations with a relentless focus on the end user / customer. We are looking for excellent skills in project management, agile and DevOps. This role is designed with training in mind. We are investing in both technical and functional knowledge for the ideal candidate to grow their career at Coca-Cola. We encourage career growth through learning multiple technologies in different business contexts. The ideal candidate will show the ability to understand a business challenge, devise an approach to address, structure the work, and relentlessly deliver.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Release Management.  Ensure processes for different kinds of production system changes are understood and followed.  Track changes to ensure compliance with defined controls. 

  • Operational excellence.  Problem definition, root cause analysis, devise and recommend options to address challenges. 

  • Planning.  Expert in core planning skills including task definition, RACI and role sort, resource balancing, critical path analysis, dependency types, slack, contingency. 

  • Leadership.  Recognize inflection points in a project and show skill and good judgment in escalation, re-planning, stopping, or changing approach. 

  • Execution.  Show relentless drive in executing tasks on time, on budget, on scope, on quality. 

  • Communication and status.  Understand the audience.  Communicate status at the level of detail required by the audience.  Use plain language to communicate complex situations and concepts. 

  • Holistic view. Demonstrate ability to balance the delivery of technology, information/data, process improvements as it relates to the business and the groups we are supporting.  

  • Information/Data delivery.  Structure and execute work for data migration, data cleanup, data maintenance. 

  • Process delivery.  Structure and execute work to define current and future state of processes, and ensure that process/data/technology all work together in a compatible fashion to deliver a full capability. 

  • Change management/Communications/Business Impact Analysis.  

  • Deployment.  Deploy new solutions to user base, taking into account existing technology landscape, upcoming changes, multiple environments. 

  • Financial.  Propose / create / manage budgets and rolling estimates.  Deliver projects / programs within 10% of budget consistently. 

  • Deep understanding of process and data modeling. 

  • Strong ability to extract essential requirements and understand the essence of a problem. 

  • Give direction to and supervise others by offering approaches to be used and following up to ensure timely and quality execution against expectations. 

  • Provide feedback to others in order to enhance their job performance. 

  • Provide governance and stewardship in order to provide direction, focus and set priorities for the relationship with IT vendors. 

  • Determine priorities for one's area of accountability to create clarity about focus and enable work to be completed efficiently. 


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience 

  • 2+ years of related work experience required 

  • SDLC.  Demonstrate knowledge of Agile Software Development methodologies like Scrum. 

  • Technology delivery.  Structure and execute work that is specific to technology - design, build, test, traceability, deployment, and support. 

  • Experience analyzing situations and taking action to remove barriers or obstacles  



  • IT Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of the key directional trends and emerging technologies in the IT industry. Includes knowledge of the key vendors, their strategic and tactical plans, and internal/external advisory services. 

  • System Design: Knowledge of system design procedures and the ability to translate functional business requirements into an application system or process to meet the clients' needs that also meets all relevant Company standards. 

  • Experience with Workday and other HR Applications  


Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.


Keep seeking, never settle.  Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.


Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.


Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn't enough. We need genius.

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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