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Product Development Manager - Naked Emerging Brands

PepsiCo Inc.

City of Industry, CA
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JobId: 113641BR
Job Title: Product Development Manager - Naked Emerging Brands
Location: City of Industry, CA
Category: Research & Development


The Principal Scientist / Product Development Manager will lead development and commercialization and brand stewardship initiatives of new products for the NEB Business Unit.

  • Effectively manage multiple projects and project types as well as tasks across multiple brands.
  • Manage direct reports, provide coaching and support to a small team of Scientists
  • Represent product development on multi-functional business teams. Influence others through strong communication skills.
  • Lead product development and cost reduction initiatives for Naked Emerging Brands.
  • Provide brand maintenance support to juice products in NEB's portfolio, requiring strong technical skills and interaction with Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality, SRA, and Legal.
  • Evaluate and qualify new ingredients and set up formula documents.
  • Support Productivity and Quality initiatives.
  • Develop, plan, conduct, and coordinate product development initiatives.
  • Utilize experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations.
  • Interpret data and communicate impact to the business.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across R&D and non-R&D functions as necessary.
  • Coordinate production at bench top, pilot plant, and manufacturing levels for shelf life, stability, sales samples, scale-up, and other needs.
  • Provide trial and commercialization support to products at manufacturing facilities.


  • B.S. degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field with 10 - 15 years of experience, or advanced degree with 7 - 10 years of experience.

Knowledge & Skill Set Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge and demonstration of product formulation and formulation chemistry.
  • Experience in juice or beverage product development.
  • Strong working knowledge of product development protocols, including formulation, stability testing, product/package interaction, sensory and consumer testing methodology.
  • Possess strong work ethic and ability to be a self- starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Adapts to change well, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.
  • Outstanding teamwork and communication skills required.

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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