Manager R&D – PepsiCo

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Job Description

Role And Accountabilities

  • Lead appropriate product development lab work, including timely development of bench-top prototypes, implementation and maintenance of stability testing, and support scale-ups for commercialization under Grains (Hot Meals) platform
  • Co lead the back end grains supply chain to successfully meet processing challenges and ensuring sustainable and consistent pulp/juice quality
  • Lead the flavour development program for R&D Hot Creals with appropriate learning’s in Flavour tools and techniques to ensure quality, speed and cost of flavour work with Flavour partners
  • Accountable for monitoring quality in market and supporting development to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate with Nutrition Science and Regulatory functions and accurately implement guardrails and targets in advance of project delivery . Display advanced level of understanding in these areas
  • Collaborate with International and local experts / Institutions on Grains (Grains) harvesting , milling, quality challenges , best practices and document/share New Technology and techniques on Oat Milling and leads implementation of best practices developed elsewhere
  • Employ experimental design and statistical processes to provide robust formulation support by conceptualizing and preparing laboratory/pilot/plant scale protypes adequately iterating on product attributes basis analytical and sensory evaluation
  • Rigorously implementing basic Project management tools in all areas of product development work. (TSG, accolade, FSS etc)
  • Integrate Consumer test results with key product deliverables and provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives
  • Ensure accurate processes for preparation , sampling and codification for analytical and sensory evaluations and interpretation of results
  • Ensure clear work prioritisation and action plans for self basis changing business strategies and establish responsibilities for cross functional support areas and monitor progress.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal , including documenting work/ programs accurately and timely into appropriate formats ( eg. laboratory notebooks)
  • Utilization of interpersonal skills to work effectively within teams and cross-functions including International PD teams.

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Qualifications/Requirements

Key Skills/Experience Required

Experience and Qualification

  • MS in a Food Science & Technology or related scientific field with < 6 years experience
  • A proven track record in product development preferably in Grains (Oats)

Knowledge & Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of formulation development techniques including design of experiments and statistical applications
  • Leverage understanding of key business drivers, technical nuances in own area to get results.
  • Develop agenda for projects activities and drive execution.
  • Translate stratergies into plans that can be effectively executed.
  • Knowledge about Juice drinks / Other fruits processing and agro challenges.
  • Experience of working in FMCG sector essential with advanced knowledge of food science , process technology and understanding of nutrition and regulations
  • Creative ability and ability to provide thought leadership on tactical aspects of projects
  • Outstanding team working and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to accurately analyze and communicate implications of experimental results

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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