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The Coca-Cola Company HR Business Partner- Director, Global Marketing in Atlanta, Georgia


The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.

The Company has a focus on consumer brand marketing, product development, quality and strategy, while independent bottling partners manufacture the products and are responsible for the merchandising and distribution. The Company employs over 40,000 people around the world. This population sits in nine operating groups in North America, Latin America, Europe, Greater China, Japan & Korea, Eurasia & Middle East, Africa and ASEAN & South Pacific. These businesses combined represent over $35B in revenue annually. As one of the world’s most international businesses, approximately three quarters of Coca-Cola’s revenues are generated outside of the United States.

Under the leadership of CEO & Chairman James Quincey, Coca-Cola is evolving to become a total beverage company by reshaping its growth strategy and operating model in line with changing consumer tastes and buying habits. The company will focus on driving revenue growth by building and bringing to market consumer-centric brands and prioritizing beverage transactions and value share over sales volume as it has in years past. This new strategy will be powered by a leaner operating model and a digitized business enterprise. Our purpose is to “Refresh the world. Make a difference”. Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body & spirit. And done in ways that create a more sustainable business and better shared future that makes a difference in people’s lives, communities and our planet.


The HR Business Partner Director, Global Marketing serves as the face of HR to our leaders, managers and associates across the global marketing community. This position is responsible for providing HR partnership and consulting that will help build capability and develop employees creating the right talent, right leadership and right culture to grow our business.

Responsibilities include:

  • People advisor, consultant, and coach to the global marketing leadership team and primary HR point of contact for all center marketing associates

  • Facilitator of people processes and face of HR for the function: liaison to COEs, field, services, simplifier of complex HR processes, connector between the business and HR (sharing/selling ideas and processes both ways), fixer of myriad issues, partner to capabilities leader on function capability development

  • People/talent steward for the function globally

  • Co-Designer and implementer of global function people/talent strategy

  • Co-Facilitate Global People Development Forums for Marketing

  • Co-Lead org design and advise on function talent globally during restructures and org change

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to identify staffing requirements needed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization; works with business leaders to participate in activities to promote the hiring and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce

  • Partner with leaders to establish proactive employee culture and communications initiatives, such as Listening Sessions, Town Hall Meetings, leadership assimilations etc.

  • Implement and facilitate training programs (face-to-face, or computer based training) as required

  • Work with managers to ensure fair and consistent application of work place policies and programs

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations; partner with Employee Relations to ensure investigation and resolution of associate complaints, issues and concerns; partner with internal/external legal counsel to respond to and defend lawsuits and complaints filed with outside agencies

  • Implement and execute other initiatives as directed by manager or required by company


  • Bachelor's Degree, Human Resources or related field or relevant experience required; post graduate degree in related field or MBA preferred

  • Minimum 5-7 years exempt-level Human Resource experience required

  • Previous consumer goods, manufacturing or distribution experience; must have previous experience with Talent Management, Organizational development/effectiveness, employee/labor relations, and change management


As a global team, we aim to have associates be able to work from anywhere. However, there may be some situations where relocation will be required. The location of the positions and whether or not relocation benefits are provided will be discussed at the time of offer. In instances where relocation is provided, current mobility policies will apply. All policies are subject to amendment, revision, or discontinuance at the sole discretion of the Company.


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.

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. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.