Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business in Europe and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Across 13 countries, we make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people. But while we make consumers and customers happy with names such as Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Capri-Sun®, we also look after our people – making sure everyone can grow, develop and belong.
In Great Britain we employ around 3,500 people to produce, sell and deliver global branded beverages like Coca-Cola, Fanta, Schweppes and Glacéau Smartwater for The Coca-Cola Company, not to mention our other products including Capri-Sun, Monster and Relentless. Our GB and European HQ is based in Uxbridge outside London and we’re proud to be recognised as a local business. Our strong regional presence across England, Scotland and Wales means that 97% of our products are made in six sites from Sidcup in Kent to East Kilbride in Scotland. In fact, we’ve been making soft drinks in Great Britain for over 100 years, proudly putting the ‘Made in GB’ stamp on all our products.
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CCEP appreciates and understands the benefits of having inspirational female leaders and we are proud to have a number leading the way, including on the Board of Directors:
Associate Finance Director
Background at CCEP
Since joining CCEP nine years ago, and with the support of the Finance study support package, I have become a fully qualified Management Accountant. I was promoted to a Finance Manager position, and during this time I worked in both the RGM finance (Revenue Growth Management) and FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis) teams. After my success in these roles, I was offered a Senior Manager role, working within the Home channel (the channel that supports the sales team who manage the relationships with Grocers, Discounters and Online, where our products are consumed at home). Finally, in November 2017, I was promoted into my current position as an Associate Director supporting the Grocery, Discounters and E- Commerce environments. After nine months, I took a year out on maternity leave, and I have recently returned to this role.
What support did you receive from CCEP during your maternity leave?
As I was relatively new into my role when I became aware I was pregnant, I was initially skeptical as to how to break the news. However, after I discussed this with my line manager I felt much more comfortable. He was pleased for me and also gave me some great advice, providing insight into his personal experiences. CCEP promote flexible working, so I was always made to feel comfortable with adjusting my hours if I needed to attend medical appointments. Once on maternity leave, I was able to use CCEP’s ‘keep in touch’ days to help me stay up to date with the team. I originally planned to take nine months maternity leave, but during my time away I wanted to spend longer with my baby, so I increased this to one year with the full support of the business.
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