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Freestyle Lab Manager

Company name
The Coca-Cola Company.

Atlanta, GA

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As a key member of the Coca-Cola Company Technical Group supporting specifically the Freestyle Engineering and Innovation organization, the Freestyle Test Lab Manager will lead and manage the day to day operations and maintenance of all Freestyle Labs. The labs' primary functions are to support the research and development of new products, validate new software and hardware releases for sustaining and development projects and demonstrate new offerings to potential customers. This will include creating the needed processes and methodologies and acquiring and maintaining the equipment necessary to create and maintain effective and efficient work space in support of the Freestyle team. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successfully developing and implementing plans for constructing, maintaining and managing a development and test/lab environment in support of engineering and business needs.

Reports to:

Group Director, Freestyle E&I Dev Quality & Regulatory


10-15 years of experience in a technology company.

At least five, preferably 10 years of experience in hands on testing and maintaining complex systems of electronics, software, fluid and mechanical components.

5 years management experience.

Facility or lab management experience.

Experience managing facility expansion or new construction projects.


Maintain, improve and manage operation of existing and future Freestyle labs.

Lead the planning and execution of the strategy to assess lab needs and execute based on the assessment.

Manage the construction and implementation of improvements to increase efficiency and productivity.

Ensure all required stakeholders are included in the strategy. Stakeholders include engineering, manufacturing, program management and field support departments.

Project management skills

Manage day to day operations of the Freestyle Lab(s)

Allocate resources to support multiple projects

Build and maintain work assignments to support on-going needs of the E&I project portfolio and the Freestyle business

Manage any necessary Lab(s) physical improvements and changes

People management skills-Hire and manage QA Lab Manager and technicians (both associate and contractors) in support of Test Lab(s) functions.

Manage on-boarding and training activities for new Lab(s) personnel

Oversee Permanent Field Validation (PFV) Testing

Test management of sustaining and new innovation projects

Provide leadership to further build internal lab capabilities

Provide vision and plans for Lab(s) management functions with respect to people, processes and tools required to support the changing needs of the Freestyle business.

Hands on knowledge of complex electro-mechanical and the ability to transfer the knowledge as an expert in the field.

Superior organizational and time management skills

Excellent verbal/listening and written communication skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment

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 support others' development to achieve full potential.


BS in Engineering or equivalent experience.



Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at

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.


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The Coca-Cola Company.
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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.

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