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Pepsico Food Science R&D Scientist Vacancy – Apply Online

Pepsico Food Science R&D Scientist Vacancy – Apply Online

PepsiCo, Inc. is a portion of American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation headquartered in Harrison, New York, in the hamlet of Purchase. PepsiCo’s business encompasses all aspects of the food and beverage market. It oversees the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of its products

Job Title: R&D Senior Scientist Product Development

Location: Valhalla, New York

Department: Research and Development

Job Id: 257079BR

Education & Experience:

B.S. or M.S. in Food Science or related discipline with at least 3-5 years product design experience in a consumer products company


A proven track record in product development and interest in hands-on bench work

Proven track record in maintaining good working relationships with business partners (Marketing, Operations, etc.)

Ability to onboard quickly and take on fast-paced agile product development

In addition, the following capabilities will be essential to success in the job

Experience in Foods & beverages preferred

  • Expertise to plan, conduct and coordinating new product development initiatives, including demonstrated capability in prototyping
  • Experience in managing technical challenges and ability to communicate with internal and external customers
  • Experience managing several complex projects and priorities
  • Conducts appropriate project risk assessments and provides recommendations for integrating program strategies

Job Accountabilities:

  • Serve as Technical project lead working in collaboration with R&D x-functions, SC, Category to drive the R&D agenda
  • Provide technical and business risk assessment related to new product development and recommend contingency plans. Advise alternative ingredients and/or processes that would improve product quality or process efficiency.
  • Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in the execution of project work through use of accepted documentation and work processes
  • Develop product formulations that leverage expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality.
  • Aspire to achieve a robust product design, while continually evaluating the need for speed to market.
  • Partner externally and internally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality.
  • Provide project management insight that creates the foundation for innovative solutions in support of business objectives
  • Develop superior new products that meet the project deliverables, and/or contribute to the creation and execution of a QCI agenda

Key Challenges:

  • Managing multiple projects both independently and in a fast paced quick cycle ecosystem
  • Influencing activities and project plans across technical and operational functions to ensure speed & new ways of working
  • Drive a founder mindset culture across teams to drive simplified and faster decision making
  • Drive one R&D voice across technical team

Critical Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:
  • Provide thoughtful leadership on both strategic and tactical aspects of projects
  • Enable a simplified development approach thinking out of box
  • Analyze emerging consumer trends and develop insights on product solutions or opportunities
  • Ability to identify technical solutions / Analytical Thinking / Problem solving / Experimental Design
  • Communication/Presentation Skills (verbal and written)
  • Leadership, teamwork, initiative and follow-through from prototype to full commercial scale

Pepsico Food Science R&D

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