Initially employed as the Marketing Controlling Manager for Germany, Coke’s 6th largest market. Promoted to Commercial Finance Manager for Non-Carbonated Beverages and promoted to the Head of Commercial Finance in 2008. Managed a team of up to 5 associates with responsibility for the entire beverage portfolio. This role involved the appraisal of all company innovation projects including significant brand launches and business model development. Lead negotiations with the local Bottler, managed the overall franchise profit sharing model, and developed and implemented a new concentrate pricing methodology.
In 2012 promoted to the Europe Group as Senior Finance & Strategic Procurement Manager, leading our centre of expertise. From 2014 Acting Procurement Director, leading a virtual team of up to 16 associates, responsible for all European indirect sourcing. With spend visibility of over $1.4 billion, recognised as global best practice, having driven improvements across our balanced scorecard, specifically in terms of savings and marketing productivity.