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R&D Manager, Product Development, STAX Platform;

PepsiCo Inc.

Branson, MO 65616
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Auto req ID: 141527BR
Job Description

This is a PepsiCo career opportunity. This position is in PepsiCo China HQ. Please log onto to find more career possibilities in PepsiCo China.

- Manage STAX technical platform and product development, drive innovation and productivity AOP and PSP agenda, lead PwP roadmap and technical brand stewardship initiatives across China and Taiwan markets.

- Work closely with Category, Insight, Supply Chain teams to drive China and Taiwan STAX innovation strategy and pipeline development
- In partnership with Manufacturing, GP, Finance to identify key productivity initiatives, provide technical support to achieve productivity agenda
- Develop PwP roadmap and lead technical brand stewardship initiatives, e.g. sat fat reduction, sodium reduction, qualify improvement and PQP specification in the area of STAX platform for GCR
- Ensure technical discipline and have all technical product documentation in accordance with Technical Stage Gate and POM processes
- Build technical capability in the areas of STAX product platforms

- GCR STAX innovation AOP projects and in-year innovation NR delivery
- GCR STAX productivity AOP projects and saving delivery
- GCR STAX PwP roadmap and technical brand stewardship initiatives
- GCR STAX quality improvement and PQP legacy spec conversion

Working Relationships:
- Internal R&D:
China based R&D teams including Snacks (PD, Flavor, Packaging, Process) and GFGC (Sensory, Nutrition Science, QA, SRA, Analytical, Micro)
Global Snacks R&D platform team
Global Snacks R&D function team

- Internal GCR Region:
Supply Chain (Plant, GP, QC)

- External:
Ingredient supplier


- Bachelor/Master degree in Food Science or Food Engineering
- Fluent communication skill include writing and speaking both in English and Chinese
- < 10 years R&D product development working experience in multinational company and FMCG or Foods industry is preferred
- < 8 years R&D product development experience in snacks especially in fabricated chips or sheeted technology areas
- Understand R&D methodology, process or Innovation tools that apply to R&D projects / activities
- Basic knowledge about the adjacent technical functions include but not limited to nutrition, technical regulatory, technical consumer insight, packaging.
- Basic leadership skill and technical project management experience.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular
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