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Flavor Technologist

PepsiCo Inc.

Valhalla, NY
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JobId: 116724BR
Job Title: Flavor Technologist
Location: Valhalla, NY
Category: Research & Development


As part of the Flavor Technology team, support PepsiCo's Global Beverage Innovation by driving the configuration, application, and commercialization of new and existing flavor systems. In addition, perform as flavor point of contact for global application of flavor technology as it relates to sugar reduction across the Beverage Portfolio.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Liaison with Beverage R&D in Global locations to ensure the leverage of technology and knowledge broadly
  • Liaison with Flavor Industry vendors to guide both domestic and regional support.
  • Point of contact for Global Beverage R&D for multiple go-to-market flavor approaches
  • Responsible to deliver flavor formulations for launch by partnering with multiple PepsiCo functions ( Product Development, Discovery, Applications and manufacturing)
  • Understanding of raw materials and ingredient interactions in general and those specifically leveraged in the production of flavor concentrates and beverage bases.
  • Demonstrate strong technical skills in understanding flavor systems and their application to carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. General knowledge of basic chemistry and food science principles as related to the flavor and beverage industries.
  • Knowledge of flavor application processes and best practices for flavor end use in beverage. Understanding of flavor delivery systems (emulsions, extracts and blends) and their use in beverages
  • Identify, accelerate, execute best to market approaches to meet project goals and instrumental in driving the right technical and business approach
  • Build networks and collaborative relationships with vendors across the Flavor Industry to drive project success.
  • Successfully transition from bench top prototypes to large scale commercialization in support of global development initiatives. Final products are commercial-ready and sustainable.
  • Knowledge of flavor application and beverage sample preparation techniques. Ability to work safely in a lab environment conducting, evaluating, and assessing flavor prototypes to fit concept or performance specifications (functionality and operational feasibility)

Critical Competencies:

  • Strong attention to detail and results oriented, focused on technical excellence and supporting business success
  • Outstanding teamwork, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to self-initiate, managing multiple project tasks independently
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with partners both internal and external to R & D.
  • Establish sustainable relationships with Vendors, Purchasing, Regulatory, Flavor QC, Concentrate plants, and Global R&D Product Developers
  • Excellent time management skills to complete projects within key timing targets

Knowledge & Experience:

  • B.S. with 5-7 years or MS with minimum 3 years experience working with ingredients and flavors in the food and/or flavor industry

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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