Director, Communications – Agile in Istanbul, Turkey

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The Coca-Cola Company

Join The Coca-Cola Company, a pathfinder in the beverage industry, as our new Director, Communications – Agile. We are on the lookout for an accomplished communications professional who thrives in dynamic, fast-paced environments and is adept at utilizing Agile methodologies to drive efficiency and innovation in communications strategies. The ideal candidate will be a champion of change, integrating agile principles to craft compelling communications narratives that resonate on a global scale and foster transformative business impacts.

What You’ll Do for Us:

  • Execute and integrate Agile practices across (internal and external) communications projects, spearheading the adoption and continuous improvement of Agile methodologies within the Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability (PACS) teams.

  • Lead the development, creation, and implementation of project-based internal and external communications across the regions ensuring plans are fully synchronized with our OU( Operating Unit) strategies and global narrative.

  • Liaison with global communications teams, marketing teams, bottling partners and other functions to ensure consistency of plans and messaging:

  • Develop and manage the company’s digital media calendar to keep a rich pipeline of content flowing and coordinating with other parts of the company to identify both proactive and real-time content opportunities.

  • Partner with brand, the business, and employee communications teams to develop, pitch and execute multimedia strategies across company channels for key announcements and launches.

  • Collaborate with social strategists and agency partners to develop visuals and graphics for social channels; edit and write social copy and/or website articles to accompany visuals.

  • Work closely to build/ upskill capabilities with the company’s bottling partners to align& execute content strategy, calendar and assets that can be leveraged across communication platforms.

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of end-to-end comprehensive communication strategies that effectively align with corporate goals and engage a diverse group of stakeholders and audiences across multiple regions.

  • Champion organizational change initiatives, advocating for novel approaches and strategic thinking in communications to challenge the existing paradigms and drive cultural transformation. Ensuring the delivery of first-rate communication outcomes that exceed expectations.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant key external stakeholders to fortify the company’s strategic interests and enhance our corporate reputation.

  • Manage proactively issues and crisis that impact the reputation of the company together with business leaders and bottling partners.

  • Leverage data-driven insights and stakeholder feedback to refine communication strategies, ensuring they remain impactful and relevant across different regions.

Role Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations, Business, or related discipline; a Master’s degree is preferable.

  • Preferably 10-12 years of robust experience in public relations, communications, or related fields, with substantial exposure to Agile project management methodologies.

  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful communication strategies across diverse geographies in complex, multinational organizations.

  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to inspire, influence, and drive results across diverse teams.

  • Strong understanding of sustainability and public policy, particularly issues relevant to the beverage industry, and demonstrated expertise in navigating this landscape effectively.

  • Skilled in using technology platforms, including social media tools, to enhance communication reach and impact.

  • Exceptional analytical abilities to interpret complex data and translate insights into actionable, strategic communication plans.

What We’ll Do for You:

  • Career Advancement: Opportunities to grow and transition within one of the world’s most admired companies.

  • Innovative Culture: Engage with brilliant minds in the industry to evolve your skills and adopt groundbreaking communication strategies.

  • Impactful Role: Drive significant change in an iconic global company, creating communication strategies that resonate worldwide.

Skills User Experience (UX); Videography; Press Releases; Influencing; Photography; Social Media; Speech Writing; Community Outreach; Media Relations; Video Editing; Executive Communications; Public Relations (PR); Digital Content; Agency Relationships; Search Engine Optimization (SEO); Microsoft Office; Data Analytics; Digital Communications; Copywriting; Public Policies; Business Communications; Sustainability Communications; Strategic Communication Planning

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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