Location: Gurugram, HR IN
Job ID: R-46350
Time Type: Full time
Relocation: No
Post Date: 31 Jan 2021
Job Posting End Date: February 8, 2021

This incumbent will be Identifying and executing key social development projects in sync with the company’s sustainability priorities. Developing key high visibility partnerships to leverage our marketing assets with linkages to our sustainability initiatives, supporting our communication strategy with key inputs related to our partnerships, publication of periodic reports and commentaries related to sustainability strategies, projects and engagements. 

Key functional areas include; Sustainability, Community Relations and Partnerships, sustainability communications and Media Relations.

Sustainability Strategy

Support the execution of the PACS sustainability strategy for INSWA countries and ensure that all identified projects, partnerships and initiatives are aligned and in sync with the overall system strategy and business objectives. This involves conceptualization, execution, completion and final evaluation of multi-stakeholder, impactful social development projects aligned to INSWA sustainability priorities.

What You’ll Do for Us:

Sustainability Projects and partnerships

  • Identification of credible and experienced NGO partners in relevant fields for developing workable and successful partnerships to drive Company's sustainability priorities and mitigate risks.
  • Identification of strategic, multi-stakeholder projects post regional need assessment surveys and heat map on plastics, water etc. which have common synergies and alignment towards the sustainability goals.
  • Facilitating internal approvals, legal and financial Due Diligence, RFA's and Board Resolutions for the identified projects and ensure final grant release to implementing partner, for projects funded by TCCF as well as CCIPL.
  • Establishing KPI's and objectives to meet sustainability goals and supporting NGO partners throughout the project partnership right from due diligence at inception to proposal development and finally awarding of the project.
  • Support the NGO partner for on-ground implementation and key stakeholder engagement - community, local authorities etc. including site visits, frequent meetings with NGO partners to review progress and compliance to KPI's/ objectives
  • Ensuring quarterly and annual reporting on project progress to TCCF and CCIPL – Governing Council (GC)


  • Development of data templates, engaging multiple touch points for data collection, collation and assurance
  • Understanding of the sustainability agenda and journey of the organization to support content curation in alignment to the same
  • Drive independent third-party assurance of the Sustainability Report, by way of plant audits, site visits to CSRS projects, accompanied with management and beneficiary interviews.
  • Design outreach planning and communication strategy with the Communications and Digital team for socializing the report. The target audience will include:
  • Large number of NGOs and Civil Society Partners across the country
  • Regulators in key ministries and departments at State and National Level
  • Media/Influencers  
  • Supporting the communication strategy through preparation and dissemination of project/ initiative/activation briefs, apprises, reports, case studies and impact stories on CSRs initiatives for ensuring print and digital amplification
  • System wide engagement - with bottling partners, cross functional departments, various communication platforms, media partners for identification of INSWA projects to leverage maximum impact through videos, photo shoots, reports and documents repository
  • Support content development on CSRS initiatives for the Coca-Cola India Journey website.

Social Impact Assessment and independent third-party assurance of CSRS Initiatives

  • Lead the post-implementation impact assessments of projects undertaken by the organization approx. INR 50 Cr every year against identified KPIs and impact. This involves
  • A systematic process of identifying key physical and social project impacts for each project/partnership/program
  • Development of Terms of Reference (TORs), identifying and engaging credible agencies to undertake the studies
  • Development of SOPs, supporting agency with end to end assessment - collection of data, information, validation, partner interviews as well as community perception and acceptance
  • Development of a communication and socialization plan to leverage the studies and reports, ensuring outreach to target audience.
  • Supporting Coca-Cola Foundation and Technical teams in ensuring independent validation of CSRS projects for assurance of data reported in the Sustainability Report of Coca-Cola India.

System wide employees and associate engagement

  • Creating platforms for employee volunteering involving more than 20000 system employees.
  • A 360 degree approach spanning from engaging the bottling system, system associates, youth partnerships and credible CSOs for participation in key sustainability initiatives of regional, national and global relevance
  • Identifying the NGO partner, location and social cause for an inspiring and fulfilling employee volunteering experience for the volunteers as well as the community
  • Institutionalizing employee volunteering as a strategic and consistent program

Budgets and legal compliances

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance to 2% CSR spends through CCIPL as per the Companies Act 1956
  • Annual TCCF budgetary allocations to India and SWA
  • Support the Company Secretary for legal reporting through preparation of Director's report

Leverage external forums and independent advisories

  • Participation in various external forums to communicate about the companies CSR initiatives
  • Identify the relevant advisory councils, their composition and leverage their expertise to achieve our strategic sustainability priorities.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Sustainability/ Public Affairs & Communications in Corporate or Not for profit/ Civil Society organization
  • Understanding about company's business, financial performance, products and their technical details..
  • Understanding of issues related to Coca-Cola’s business such as packaging, water security, social license, environmental and sustainability excellence.  
  • Understanding of the regulatory landscape and experience in working with stakeholders like Government Bodies, NGOs, Industry Associations etc.
  • Ability to build relationships and achieve consensus in conflicting situation.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Understanding of corporate sustainability and communication strategies and development of publicity events and promotions.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop engagement as well as communication strategies.
  • Passion for the cause and positive attitude. Multi-tasking and working under pressure

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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