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Sr. Packaging Engineer

PepsiCo Inc.

Chicago, IL
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JobId: 114875BR
Job Title: Sr. Packaging Engineer
Location: Chicago, IL
Category: Research & Development



Principal Packaging Engineer in the Gatorade Packaging team, part of Global Packaging & Engineering Technology group. Deliver package innovations and drive the development and execution of new and refreshed package forms across the range of package materials and structures (bottles, closures, cartons, and flexible etc.) used within the Gatorade production system, in line with business unit strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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 & 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 trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Initiate and perform technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation
  • Lead development and optimization of packaging specifications for all 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 package materials
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Teamwork
  • Project management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Packaging manufacturing processes
  • Results driven
  • Innovative thinking


  • BS in Packaging Science, Chemical, Mechanical, or Plastics Engineering with 10 plus years experience.
  • BS in Packaging, Chemical, Mechanical, Plastics Engineering or equivalent with 10+ years experience in related consumer goods field
  • 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 working with Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies a plus


  • Experience with hot fill, cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging
  • Experience with both flexible and rigid packaging a plus
  • Experience with various types of plastics forming with solid industry networks
  • Strong track record of championing innovation within organizations

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.

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