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Business Spanish Podcast: Interview with Sandra: Coca-Cola Mexico Executive and Entrepreneur, Part 1


In this episode of Business Spanish, we speak one-on-one with a former information systems executive of Coca Cola Mexico. In this interview, Sandra recounts her path of professional development and shares how her team was key to the digital transformation of a corporate giant in the Mexico City metro area. During the interview, we pause to translate parts of Sandra's interview and review Spanish business terms she uses.


Note: At 6:58 the term should be pronounced "planta motores"


Vocabulary and Terms in this Episode (note: nouns are displayed with definite articles)


To develop: desarrollar


To achieve: lograr


Achievement: el logro


Management assistant: el/la asistente de dirección/gerencia


Work (adjective): laboral Eg. día laboral “work day”, fuerza laboral “workforce”


Career, superior studies, college major: la carrera


Computing center coordinator: el/la coordinador(a) de centro de cómputo


Project leader: líder de proyectos


Company: la empresa, la compañía


World-class: de clase mundial


Website: la página web, el sitio web


Job position: el puesto, el cargo


Trainer: el/la capacitador(a)


Information systems: los sistemas de computación


Management and leadership team: el equipo directivo y gerencial


To appoint/promote to a position: postular


Human resources: los recursos humanos


Finance: las finanzas


Accounting: la contabilidad


Legal department: el área legal


Higher-ranking position: el puesto de mayor rango

Key accounts: las cuentas claves


Chain: la cadena


Invoice, bill: la factura


Invoicing: la facturación


Mexican Government Treasury Department: Hacienda


Fiscal, dealing with taxes (adjective): fiscal


Taxes: los impuestos


Digital stamp/certificate: el sello digital


File: el archivo


Achieve objectives/goals: Cumplir con los objetivos/las metas


Department/function of company: el área o el departamento de una empresa


Field/area/scope: el ámbito Eg. el ámbito empresarial “field of business”


User: el usuario


Professional woman: la mujer profesionista, la mujer profesional


Businesswoman: la empresaria


Board room: la sala de juntas, la sala de reuniones


Male-dominated “machismo” society: la sociedad machista


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