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R & D Project Manager

PepsiCo Inc.


Location:
Plano, TX
Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
131229BR
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JobId: 131229BR
Job Title: R & D Project Manager
Location: Plano, TX
Category: Research & Development

Description:

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. Our ideal R & D Project Manager will:

  • Create and lead cross functional Technical Teams through the Hopper and Stage Gate process from pre-hopper work to Idea Refinement & Feasibility to Launch.
  • Communication conduit between the R&D cross functional Technical Team and the Business Team
  • Understand the key technical characteristics and general business implications of the broad range of products, process, and packaging technologies used by PepsiCo.
  • Positively influence at all levels, within and outside the organization.
  • Develop effective working relationships to gain matrix resources to support group's initiatives.
  • Create and manage a cross-functional project plan to successfully deliver new product/process/package innovation, globally.
  • Facilitate the definition of scope, project goals, success criteria, and project plans.
  • Perform deep risk analysis for complex projects, resulting in risk registers, mitigation strategies, and communication plans
  • Clearly communicate project status, risks, and scope creep with impact to all stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Develop, manage, and communicate project budgets, timelines, and resource need



The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, video, online, and in person, across multiple cultures.
  • Ability to function effectively in stressful, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.
  • Meeting facilitation skills and program management skills.
  • Experience writing scope statements
  • Strong understanding of linking research to business opportunity
  • Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate multi-faceted teams
  • Team Work: Ability to manage multiple priorities, think on their feet, and execute with speed
  • Initiative and follow through : Independent decision maker in a fast paced and demanding environment


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree of Science
  • Experience in project management and PM tools (FMEA, RACI, Microsoft Project, Stage Gate, etc.)
  • Experience in a consumer products research & development function a plus
  • Background in development and commercialization of new products strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with PMI methodology
  • Project Management Professional Certified (PMP) is strongly desired
  • Six Sigma Knowledge/experience a plus
  • Willing to travel globally
  • Multi-lingual skills a plus
  • Demonstrated Personal Traits:
    • Innovative/Creative
    • High energy
    • Strategic thinker
    • Assertive
    • Team player (good interpersonal skills, able to inspire/lead others)
    • Positive, \"can do\" attitude
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Process discipline

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 Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/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 (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster) & EEO is the Law Supplement (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster-supplement) documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of your web browser.

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Performance with Purpose


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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