Delina Shields was in the middle of a big move from Sydney to Auckland when Coca-Cola approached her about a role in the Australian office.

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“I had to say no as my husband and I had decided to make the move back home to New Zealand with our two daughters,” explained the Group Marketing Manager.

“A week later Coke called back with a great job available in their Auckland office – it was perfect timing.”

A typical day for Delina is shared between collaborating with the bottler, agency partners and key stakeholders, and working with her team to deliver brand plans and programs.

The most interesting part of her job is discovering new consumer insights and working out how to deliver brand communication and innovation that will resonate with consumers.

“When it all comes together and then you see the impact in the marketplace, it’s magic,” she said.

The fast pace of her job means Delina is always learning – both on the job and from her colleagues around the world.

“Coca-Cola is all about pushing the limits of what’s possible and constantly trying new ways to engage with consumers and build our brands,” she said. “I love the pace and the fact that there is still new stuff to do and to learn every day.”