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Associate Manager

Barrington, IL 60010
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Job Description

Job Title: Associate Manager
Employer: QTG Development, Inc.
Location: 617 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Duties: Provide platform leadership for the Foods R&D organization focused on unlocking transformative growth opportunities for PepsiCo for short term to long term programs that span front-end ideation, feasibility assessments, product development and commercialization. Coordinate Technical Platforms, which are segmented by Brands, manufacturing technology or category, with End-to-End planning across the Foods category of R&D organization to successfully develop product portfolios with the multi-market application and consumer salience. Work with R&D and business partners to scope out the portfolio, including identification of opportunities for acceleration, synergy and resource efficiency. Co-create multiple cross-functional project plans incorporating inputs from the subject matter and functional experts to deliver a cohesive approach across all R&D requirements (packaging, process, product, regulatory, nutrition science, quality and food safety) to successfully deliver global innovations with set global protocols and stewardship standards for technical platforms, which are segmented by Brands, manufacturing technology or category. Collaborate across Global R&D to define the scope, project goals, success criteria, and resulting project plans demonstrating the ability to manage complexity and risks. Collaborate on cross-disciplinary project plans as the R&D point person for projects, working with marketing, insights, and commercial teams. Serve as the communication conduit between R&D, cross-functional and business stakeholders to drive program results. Lead executive project reviews and identify cross-functional collaboration opportunities for the platform across multiple projects and initiatives.



Job Requirements: Masters degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Food Science or related and four (4) years of experience in a food scientist product development role OR Bachelor's degree (the U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Food Science or related and six (6) years of experience in a food scientist product development role. Must have four (4) years of experience with sensory and consumer product research using focus groups, consumer co-create sessions, benchtop prototyping, descriptive panels, product guidance tests and home use tests; an end to end new product innovation from hopper ideation, feasibility assessment, development, scale-up, commercialization through launch and learn; project management, including technical stage gate to effectively manage timelines, ingredient costs of goods, and overall project risk assessments; Food Safety and Quality principles including food microbiology testing requirements, product stability design and testing, product/packaging interaction, food allergens, and food safety hazard assessments as related to FSMA requirements (or global equivalent); and communicating project updates and technical data with the appropriate level of detail tailored to different audiences in both written and oral formats. Must have three (3) years of experience collaborating and leading across Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, Product Development, Sensory, Packaging, Regulatory, Food Safety and Thermal Process Authority subject matter experts within a matrixed Global team. Must have two (2) years of experience leading multiple, complex projects ranging from new product development and productivity to business continuity initiatives with creative thinking and new approaches. Must have product development experience with grain snacks and baked goods. The position requires travel 10% of the time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disability/Protected Veteran.


Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Pipeline

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

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement","city":"Barrington","state":"Illinois
Posted: 2020-07-16 Expires: 2020-10-23

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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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