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Package Engineer

PepsiCo Inc.

Valhalla, NY
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JobId: 135154BR
Job Title: Package Engineer
Location: Valhalla, NY
Category: Research & Development


  • Actively manage new packaging development and initial commercialization to deliver PepsiCo Packaging Innovation Strategy
  • Cross-functional project leadership
  • Packaging expertise (lab scale to full production)
  • Planning and communication skills
  • Actively participate in Marketing and Marketing Research programs, including focus groups and other consumer research formats.
  • Contribute to Research & Insights teams to incorporate packaging requirements into plans.
  • Maintain open communication and build strong relationships with multiple functions.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in support of new package development and commercialization.
  • Develop deep understanding of strategic packages, products, and processes to support development of new packaging platforms, and contribute to troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Initiate and perform economic and technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation.
  • Lead development and optimization of packaging specifications for all PCNA packaging formats.
  • Provide technical support for field issue resolution.
  • Create development and initial commercialization timelines for all projects.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external partners.

Critical Competencies:

  • Broad knowledge of packaging materials
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Teamwork
  • Strong project management skills
  • Communication / presentation skills
  • Packaging manufacturing processes
  • Results driven
  • Innovative thinking

Education & Experience:

  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Plastics Engineering with 5 plus years experience in related consumer goods field.
  • Master in Business or Engineering a plus.
  • Previous experience in the development and execution of complex packaging programs.
  • Effective leader in cross-functional project teams.
  • Experience in manufacturing processes for beverages.
  • Experience with hot fill, cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging.
  • Experience with both flexible and rigid packaging a plus.
  • Experience working with Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies a plus.

Other Job Requirements:

  • This position will require flexibility in working hours to set up and complete scale-ups, plant trials, or plant startups that may extend past typical working hours.
  • Some field travel will be required, mainly in North America. International travel may be required to meet project and business objectives. 20-30% total.

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.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law ( & EEO is the Law Supplement ( documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of your web browser.

To view our Pay Transparency Statement, please click here: Pay Transparency Statement

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