Senior Manager, Strategic Solutions Foodservice & On-Premise
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Jesse Breidinger is a Senior Manager at The Coca-Cola Company leading initiatives that drive Coca-Cola’s Customer value bundle for the Foodservice & On-Premise organization.
She has been with Coca-Cola for four years and has an extensive background in the foodservice industry spanning over a decade. Prior to Coca-Cola, she began her career in foodservice as an operator with Sodexo Higher Education where she led the development of the country’s first integrated kosher kitchen and Sodexo’s first dining smartphone app on a college campus. She ascended to a regional marketing role overseeing multiple campuses across the Mid-Atlantic region focused on leading innovative initiatives, including major design renovations, to enhance the student dining experience and drive community culture.
Jesse then moved into a national role with Aramark Sports & Entertainment where she led the marketing strategy and activation across 150+ venues including professional sports complexes (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS) and major entertainment venues including Live Nation amphitheaters and convention centers. Her efforts focused on elevating the guest dining experience from traditional concessions to premium restaurant experiences infusing celebrity chef innovations, brand recognition, and trending recipes all delivered through state-of-the-art technology. Her responsibilities at Aramark included managing relationships with Coca-Cola and many other food & beverage partners.
Jesse made a strong connection with Coca-Cola and built win-win relationships as a collaborative customer partner. This led to an opportunity to transition to the Coca-Cola team overseeing the marketing strategy and business development for the entire Aramark account. In this role, her contributions ultimately helped transition the Aramark relationship from transactional to true partnership with Coca-Cola nationally. Jesse’s deep understanding of foodservice customers and account management has gained her a unique perspective. Today, after transitioning to a strategic role at Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, Jesse excels at bringing solutions to the Foodservice & On-Premise account teams across the U.S. and Canada that enable them to grow their customers’ businesses. Her most recent development involves leading efforts to launch a chatbot/artificially intelligent tool for internal associates to navigate these key resources as effectively as possible.
Jesse is always seeking to drive positive change beyond her core responsibilities. She leads the efforts for the global Coca-Cola delegation at One Young World, a UK-based charity that gathers the brightest young leaders from around the world empowering them to create positive global change. In the past year, Jesse has leaned in to help others with Coca-Cola’s Disaster Relief Forum, United Way campaign, and International Coastal Cleanup efforts. Outside of Coca-Cola, Jesse is active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, City of Refuge as a mentor to homeless women, and Open Hand with meal delivery to those less fortunate. She embraces a mindset to continually strengthen her community.
Jesse graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Economics as well as an international business focus through Boston University in London. She is an adventurous spirit who enjoys extreme recreational activities with a soft spot for animal rescue resulting in two “foster fail” mutts named Jack and Dakota.