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Ekaterra Portfolio & Innovation Coordinator

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Katowice, Silesia
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Coordinate Supply Chain (SC) activities to ensure on time in full (OTIF) delivery of innovation & renovation projects, activity requests & value improvement projects (5S) in Beverages EU. Data collection and analyses to support and deliver Supply Chain strategies, portfolio complexity reduction & network optimization.


As Portfolio & Innovation coordinator, you have the following responsibilities:

I. OTIF Delivery of Innovation Projects

  • Ensure OTIF delivery of innovation/renovation projects

  • Represent SC and act as business partner within cross-functional team

  • Ensure effective communication with project team & stakeholders in Marketing, Research & Development (R&D), Planning, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Factories

  • Coordinate different SC functions chain to ensure the all SC aspects are delivered during different project phases and gates (sourcing / capabilities/capacity/capex)

  • Support Risk Assessments (Technical Risk Assessment (TRA) & Supply Chain Risk Assessment) for all projects at each project stage.

  • Provide SC input for all IPM gates, innovation business case & support transfer price delivery from contract to market ready.

  • Accountable for SC execution of projects related to compliance to all local/national/regional regulatory requirements in Product, Process and Packaging

  • Support CCBT’s in scoping local innovation initiatives

II. Portfolio Management

  • Coordinate data collection & analysis to develop Portfolio Strategies in alignment with marketing and R&D.

  • Support migration of the current to the future portfolio; identify with marketing/R&D the trends & requirements in consumer & customer needs and translate in required SC capabilities.

  • Identify the key drivers of complexity in the Beverages category across the end to end (E2E) supply chain.

  • Monitor with detailed analysis the portfolio healthiness in terms of number of products in/out, critical volumes & technical aspects in alignment with aligned thresholds.

III. Change Management

  • Support 5S Programs delivery in Beverages Category, coordinating SC aspects and leading specific projects to achieve category targets.

  • Support network optimisation projects to ensure future readiness and cost competitiveness on the long term.


  • Outstanding project management skills

  • R&D, Planning or Operations background
    Direct experience in at least one of the three functions,
    Good understanding of the other two  

  • Basic understanding of production processes and capabilities, risk assessment and validation of in-house operations

  • Data management/ analytical skills

  • Team player with excellent communication skills

  • English proficiency

  • Bias for action

  • Stakeholder management

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of SAP PLM – Interspec

  • Background in Beverages Technology

  • Understanding of the materials conversion processes

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