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NPD Process Scientist

PepsiCo Inc.

Apolacon Township, PA 18812
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Auto req ID: 139448BR
Job Description

Position Purpose and Primary Accountabilities

  • Lead process development projects for Dairy TcoE technologies (assessment and substantiation phases) with external partners following accepted D&A tools, templates and project documentation.
  • Provide technical guidance and bench development for dairy technology development initiatives leveraging experimental designs and scientific principles in recommendations and decisions.
  • Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge and advanced problem solving skills in the areas of dairy technology process and ingredient solution development and application in process.
  • Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in execution of project work through use of accepted documentation and work processes (D&A/ TSG crossover/ technology transfer).
  • Capture and disseminate project results and insights that create the foundation for innovative solutions in supporting business and R&D partners.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across R&D and non R&D functions as necessary to support technology development.
  • Develop proof of principle protocepts that meet the project deliverables, and/or contribute to the creation and execution of a stronger global nutrition strategy.


Essential Criteria:

  • B.S. or M.S. with 5-7 years experience in a development or process role in a consumer products company or applied research arena with a proven track record in product or
  • process development
  • Ability to provide thought leadership on both strategic and tactical aspects of projects.
  • Outstanding teamwork, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to analyze and communicate implications of emerging consumer and process trends.
  • Proven track record in maintaining good working relationship with business partners (Marketing,
  • Operations, etc.).
  • Lead and influence project teams of 3 or more people with successful creation or commercialization of
  • Products/ protocepts.
  • Demonstrated expertise to develop, plan, conduct and coordinate prototype development initiatives.
  • Strong working knowledge of experimental design.
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong dairy and/or nutrition technology background
  • Strong technical knowledge of fermentation processes would also be an advantage.

Desired experience/ qualifications;
  • Ph.D.
  • Being able to deal with ambiguity and turn into technical deliverables.
  • Working within internal PepsiCo and external partner matrices.
  • Focussed on process but with a solutions approach to addressing obstacles.
  • Can-do attitude to delivering output using a matrix model and POM.
Capable of being able to manage upwards as required

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular
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Out performing ourselves is a rush. That's why we perform with purpose. Together, we blaze new trails, succeed, celebrate and then do something even bigger. We never settle for second best. At PepsiCo we're not just committed to performing well as individuals, but as a team, to strengthen the company as a whole.

Around the world, we're working hard to give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns, cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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