Group Specialist: Energy Security


Closing Date2022/11/20
Reference NumberCCB221110-4
Job TitleGroup Specialist: Energy Security
Job CategoryManufacturing
CompanyCoca-Cola Beverages Africa (Group Office)
Job TypePermanent
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Location – ProvinceGauteng
Location – Town / CityJohannesburg
Job DescriptionCoca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) presents an exciting opportunity for a Group Specialist: Energy Security. This is a mid-level person in the Supply Chain: Group Operations Sustainability division. The employee will ensure that all facilities have continuity of energy supply and will take the lead in moving the groups energy mix to renewable sources within its operations. Preference will be given to candidates in Johannesburg as travel across CCBA’s territories will be required.The successful applicant will report into the Group Lead: Energy Optimisation and Security.Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is the largest African Coca-Cola bottler, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. CCBA has an extensive footprint in Africa, employing over 17 000 employees, serving a combined population of over 300 million people across the continent.The CCBA vision is to refresh Africa every day and make the continent a better place for all, growing successfully as a business and creating a better shared future for our people, customers, consumers, communities, planet and shareholders. We conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity for shared value and the greater good. We are a world class, customer-orientated, socially and environmentally conscious fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company that is driven by engaged, motivated and inspired employees.The Group Specialist: Energy Security is a specialist who plays a leading role across all Country Operations in ensuring consistent, high-quality energy is available to our operations, as well as shifting the mix of energy used to renewable sources.Internally, they will codify the strategy execution by:Standardising risk management toolsDriving deployment of Coca Cola toolkits & best practicesCreating Knowledge management frameworks & governance systems andCreating a robust framework of engineering standards & operating proceduresThey will be instrumental in the initiation and execution /construction of:Sustainable Power Purchase Agreements andCompany owned backup and or sustainable energy supply systems.Network analysis of municipal grids and risk mitigation in partnership with utility providers.
Key Duties & ResponsibilitiesUnderstanding the impact of the changing energy supply landscape and climate change on our operations.Conducting a market analysis of each country, understanding how to procure, trade, work with municipalities and utility providers with regards to energy supply.Understand the opportunities of energy storage systems within CCBA operations.Acting as an internal consultant and providing advice to the business and decision makers on the topic.Maintaining a network of peers and building alliances with external counterparts and communities of practices to exchange knowledge and ideas on emerging trends and innovations. Set and agree annual and long-term green energy usage targets for all CCBA Operations to ensure that CCBA meets its 2030 Carbon Reduction Target.Establish a Strategy incorporating Policies and a RoadMap to shift CCBA’s energy mix to Greener Sources, incorporating the latest technology in Sustainable Generation and Storage concepts, and leveraging a mix of self-owned assets and Power Purchase Agreements.Defining the strategy, policy frameworks, practices and engineering standards required in the business to reduce energy supply risk. This will cover in-house distribution infrastructure, self-generation infrastructure and grid optimisation tactics.Conduct structured plant visits and reviews to identify risks and opportunities, coach plant engineering staff and maintain relevance of the strategy.Define and drive a process to ensure energy availability Business Continuity Plans cover site generators & fuel storage systems, alternative municipal power feeds and MV infrastructure health.Define the maintenance standards required for critical energy infrastructure to deliver compliance and reliability.Understand key energy usage processes within the operations and deploy short interval and process controls to ensure optimal performance is maintained.Help plants construct short and long terms strategies to improve Energy Usage Ratio’s by using the TCCC toolkit, implementing new technology and instilling operational controls within the ambit of electricity generation and distribution.Acting as point of escalation for issues and problems that cannot be resolved by in-country teams themselves.  Establishing contracts and billing mechanisms with Electricity Providers to enable Wheeling, Net Metering or Sale of excess energy to the grid to increase Self Generation from Green Energy.Identifying partners and providers of appropriate technology and work with them, and the country resources to co-create executable solutions and business cases.Defining and scoping the deliverables and engineering details of projects.Working with Procurement to technically assess, negotiate and agree contracts including the deliverables, terms, and conditions.Establishing and maintaining relationships with key vendors.Ensuring that the new technology is developed and contracted in such a way that the new technology can be scaled up and rolled out across CCBA.Acting as a project / program manager for the large-scale deployment of initiatives and collaborating with colleagues in country to manage projects.Using influencing skills to mobilise country leaders to adopt innovative solutions and collaborating with them to address and resolve all potential concerns and issues.Supporting the setting of Science Based Targets for Sustainable Energy Usage in Plants, Distribution and Cool Services with the PAC team.Maintain a tool for total Supply Chain carbon footprint measurement, analysis, and forecasting.Consolidate & manage the Carbon Tax & Energy Usage reporting processes for all stakeholder groups.In partnership with TCCC Sustainability Directorate, the COE and PACS Sustainability, synchronise projects and information into the operations where they relate to Green Energy.With the PACS Sustainability Team to review and assess the impact of environmental regulations that apply to CCBA Supply Chain and to help influence the regulations or put in place mitigation plans.Identifying the competencies and capabilities required across the operations and in partnership with the Training team, ensuring that training is developed and deployed.Ensuring that all relevant leaders are trained in energy usage strategies, toolkits, and best practices and that the leaders develop these competencies through their teams.Supporting the onboarding of Senior Leaders within the Supply Chain in CCBA’s markets. 
Skills, Experience & EducationQualifications:The minimum qualification required for this job is a further degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Science based degree with requisite work experience.A Business Orientated Post Graduate Qualification will be an advantage.Experience:10 to 12 years’ experience in factories and bulk energy infrastructure projects and management, energy acquisition, and power purchase.Experience working with independent green power (solar power) producers.Knowledge of power grid design will be an advantage.
GeneralThe advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional or relevant information as criteria for short-listing.


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