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Seasonings & Flavor Scientist

PepsiCo Inc.


Location:
Plano, TX
Date:
04/11/2018
2018-04-112018-05-12
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Auto req ID: 142666BR
Job 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.

The Seasonings Scientist will lead seasoning development across multiple brands and products working on R&D Global Seasonings & Flavor function with responsibility for Frito-Lay US Regional team seasoning & flavor development. The role includes flavor territory research & ideation, culinary influence, flavor & seasoning development, seasoning vendor partnership, seasoning processing & scale up, and seasoning specifications.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Lead seasoning/flavor development from idea inception through finished product commercialization for FLNA across multiple brands.
  • Actively participate with cross-discipline R&D and cross-functional business development teams.
  • Collaborate with Insights and Marketing to identify flavor strategy for each brand, each demand space, the business-problem-to-solve, and the consumer-problem-to-solve.
  • Partner with base brand Product Development team(s) to integrate base/flavor development plans.
  • Collaborate with culinary partners to identify relevant in-market and culinary flavors, create culinary gold standards, and execute iCrave process for higher rigor flavor development projects.
  • Partner with seasoning/flavor suppliers to leverage their expertise and yours to execute iterative development to optimize performance against flavor briefs.
  • Explore new/existing methods for flavor delivery to create optimal flavor experience within manufacturing system constraints.
  • Collaborate with internal/external sensory partners to evaluate consumer response to developed seasonings/flavors.
  • Leverage internal/external analytical & sensory partners to qualify/quantify taste & volatile profiles, and to define seasoning material properties
  • Work with vendors and task force to scaleup seasoning/flavor designs, and typically either full scale test at trade call or proactively full scale test, if risks warrant.
  • Create, update, route, and manage specifications & documentation including: seasoning ingredient specs, finished product formulation sheets, finished product specs, etc.
  • Lead development and execution of R&D TSG requirements from idea inception through in-market launch, and actively support the TSG/ILT governance process.
  • Lead project/programs that are not only product/seasoning/flavor innovation, but also brand stewardship, productivity, and human sustainability related.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Masters of Food Science or Bachelors of Engineering degree, required
  • Experience with Seasonings and Flavor in a Food Company or Supplier
  • Capable to frequently taste/sample products, discern product design/flavor attributes, and provide qualitative feedback to functional peers, cross functional partners, and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated competency to develop project objectives aligned with business goals (consumer problem to solve, customer problem to solve, business problem to solve, etc.)
  • Demonstrated competency to manage multiple projects and deliver results while overcoming obstacles.
  • Demonstrated individual drive and capability for continue growth and expansion of technical competency, role, and responsibilities to meet both team and broader organization objectives.
  • Demonstrated competency to effectively influence individuals/teams/organization using solid communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to effectively anticipate, plan, and lead research and development programs to drive success and mitigate potential issues.
  • Ability to effectively apply a broad range of internal and external innovation resources to maximize project results.
  • Ability to combine an understanding of cross functional business with functional & technical understanding into decision making.
  • Experience in Pepsico R&D product development and/or seasoning development activities, processes, and systems.
  • Experience with FLUS seasoning system setup, operation, quality control, troubleshooting, etc. a plus.
  • Ability to independently lead R&D tests, demonstrating appropriate technical and leadership competence.
  • Willing to travel, typically < 5-10%.

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

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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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