Trabajo – Director de Innovacion – Coca Cola – Costa Rica

by Braden Kelley

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Trabajo - Director de Innovacion - Coca Cola - Costa RicaThe Coca-Cola Company has an exciting opportunity for an Innovation Director to join our team in San Jose, Costa Rica.

This position stewards the innovation process of the Latin Center Business Unit ensuring that it responds to our growth needs. Working with different areas of the business (marketing, technical, HR, etc.), the position supports the growth of the innovation capability across four components: leadership, processes and routines, people and skills, and culture. The position helps the organization to steward the innovation pipeline, manage the stage and gate process to ensure effective and efficient deployment of initiatives, monitor innovation performance metrics against established objectives, and lead the development of an innovation culture.

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The rest of the job description can be found in the 5,400+ member strong Innovation Excellence group on LinkedIn here.

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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden is also the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy Innovation, a consultancy focusing on innovation and marketing strategy.

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  1. How COOL is this.
    Where do I apply?
    Must I habla espanol?

    Laura Handrick
    19708 Island Drive
    Plattsmouth, NE 68048
    home: 402-298-7454 cell: 402-290-0441

    Fun, innovation leader / business partner with a passion for performance and a bias for action
    – Experienced business strategist; “rock star” – EVP, Colin Bishop
    – Builder of OD/Training tools and processes; team / talent builder
    – Fast learner; excellent communication skills; focus on inspire and motivate
    – Balance between analytical (KPIs, systems) and interpersonal skills
    – Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); conference presenter
    – Robust education: MA Performance Technology / BS Economics


    Vice President, Innovation (The Maids Intl. 2006-present – promoted twice in 4 years)
    – Planned and executed strategy to drive organizational change (people and process)
    – Implemented talent process, performance management, on-boarding and culture change initiatives (HR)
    – Reengineered sales, R&D, franchise development, IT and training organizations to improve productivity (OD)
    – Chosen as mentor/leader for operational internal branding (inside the 4 walls)

    Director of HR/Organizational Development
    (ConAgra Foods multiple roles 1999-2006 – 4 roles in 7 years)
    – Led strategic HR organizational development and sr. executive talent management
    – Directed HR initiatives in support of business alignment & centralization; winner of web-portal ‘community of the year’
    Director of Change Leadership, (ConAgra Foodservice Division)
    – Managed business transformation for $6B international business unit (OD)
    – Drove Sales & Marketing re-alignment to support customer and consumer demands
    – Initiated new productivity tools: Intranet portal, knowledge management, coaching, training
    Director of Change Leadership, SAP Project (ConAgra Project Management Institute)
    – Led HR/Training/Communication for $100M SAP software-system upgrade
    – Drove project costs significantly under budget due to strong vendor management
    Training and Communication Manager (ConAgra HR/Benefits Shared Services)
    – Led organizational change supporting 82,000 union and non-union employees (HR/OD)
    – Managed $2M budget and team of 12 professional HR/training staff teaching HR, Benefits, Payroll and Reporting

    WORK HISTORY Continued

    HR Manager – Customer Relations, Training, Communication (Pamida 1994-99)
    – Led hiring, orientation, store management development and on-boarding for 150 locations (HR/Training)
    – Managed both customer and employee relations (incl. diversity/harassment/safety/compensation) for 6,000 employees

    Project Manager (Foodmaker, Inc / Jack-in-the-Box 1990-1994)
    – Managed both customer and employee relations (incl. diversity/harassment/safety/compensation) for 6,000 employees
    – Provided HR/communication/training for 8 distribution; conducted strategy meetings, executive retreats

    Other (pre-1990)
    – Restaurant manager – progressive responsibilities while completing BS/MA degrees
    – Instructional Designer (ISD) at Century 21 HQ in Irvine, CA (1987-88)
    – Part-time positions / internships / consulting such as: Adjunct faculty SDCCD and SDSU (Fall-09, EDTEC 685 Information and Performance Technology in Business)
    – Statistical HR analyst at General Dynamics wage/hour, compensation/incentives
    – Entrepreneur – learned from 3 home-business start-up attempts

    San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
    – M.A. Educational Technology, 1987
    – B.S. Economics with English Minor, 1985 (with Distinction in Economics – top 10%)
    Grossmont College, La Mesa, CA
    – A.S. General/Business Administration, 1983

    – Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, SPHR
    – Member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1996
    – American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), International Planning Committee, expert in Change Management / E-Learning 2007-2008
    – Certified in Achieve Global, Lominger Career and Interview Architect, Transformational Leadership, Management by Strengths +++
    – Expertise in Change Management, Communication, Situational Leadership, Reengineering, Continuous Improvement, Management Development, Media Production, and technical, internet and ERP applications, i.e., PeopleSoft, SAP

    Personal Blog:
    LinkedIn Profile:
    Podcast: Online Collaboration
    Presenter Bio:

  2. Bueno comentario el de arriba!


  3. excellent opportunity to admire the human resources department that works hard

  4. excellent opportunity to admire the human resources department that works hard…

  5. Hi, I am Costa Rican and I have been working on innovation processes for 6 years, right now I am living in Mexico working for SCA with brand like TENA, SABA, REGIO and Nevax. I am really interesting about this opportunity. I have been working with BMC and the motivation process in Mexico. I know this agency is an important partner of Coca Cola Company.

    Right now I am finishing my MBA on Projects Administration in the UCI.

    I am part of the innovation excellence group in linked-in, and a big fan of your job.


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