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Discovery and Application Director

Bradenton, FL 34205
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Job Description

Your Change-The-World Ambitions
Our Industry Transforming Goals

The research and development work performed at PepsiCo changes the world, quite literally! Our teams of scientists, technologists and engineers are breaking new ground every day to make positive and visible effect on consumer health and our planet.

We're leading the way in developing what's next, not only being one step ahead of consumer demand, but also raising the bar on responsibility by collaborating upstream with the sales, marketing, supply chain and sustainability departments.

PepsiCo is a major food enterprise sourcing a variety of raw materials of agricultural origin such as citrus, tuber, grain fruit and vegetable crops around the world. As the Discovery & Application Director you will lead and influence
internal company global strategies for growth in the citrus beverage category and with external stakeholders to drive agricultural raw material and technology development.

A successful candidate will be able to:
  • Effectively communicate ingredient and citrus science and technology programs to senior business leadership to gain support on strategy
  • Utilize technical expertise in citrus, juice and raw material production to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace through knowledge of citrus cost structure, processing steps, quality procedures, and Route to Market quality control
  • Maintain and provide juice Technical Stewardship for citrus and other ingredients through collaboration with Marketing, Procurement, Sustainability and Strategic Partners
  • Partner, develop and leverage relationships with industry and academic associations/agencies to gain access to new technology and to influence their research programs to create and maintain a comprehensive road map of solutions
  • Align internal strategies for seed and crop protection to deliver recommendations to partner growers for crop development.
  • Create a strategy for development of a toolbox of disease resistant and quality raw material production solutions


Education Requirements:
Doctorate of Science in Agricultural Science, Biology, Agronomy, Botany or related field, or 20+ years of equivalent experience in agricultural crop chemistry or seed technology companyRelated Work Experience:
The ideal candidate needs to have 15+ years of work experience in an Ag Seed or Crop Chemistry company and understand and apply effective skills in research project management, raw material development and food process technology
In addition to strong scientific skills, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with cross-functional teams, build and develop relationships with technology providers and strategic partners
Previous experience in leading a technical team, developing and management of people is essential

Proven track record of developing and executing an advantaged agricultural strategy
Leverage Foresight and Insight to integrate in strategic planning
Develop framework for lift and adapt opportunities and globalization of regional ideas
Prioritize global projects and ensure resource allocation across the globe is aligned with corporate strategies, annual production plans and functional strategic plans.
Ability to develop a technology roadmap to drive a competitive advantage and operationalize strategies
Cross category knowledge of agricultural raw materials such as citrus, potato, oats and/or corn
Proven track record of building and nurturing a high performing team
Strong cross functional collaboration and ability to develop external partners and networks
Ability to collaborate and communicate across various stakeholder groups; influence decisions and persuade groups on direction
Possess deep analytical skill for directing and assessing research
Previous experience in bringing to market seed and crop protection technologies
Extensive knowledge and experience with modern agricultural cultivation practices (breeding, advanced molecular gene expression biologicals, nutrition regimes, integrated crop management, pest management etc)

Our R&D organization recognizes that both the talent of our people and the scope of our impact are great, and that sharing a set of beliefs elevates our ability to reach our goals and business objectives.

As such, we encourage each other to pursue innovative solutions without fear of failure and nurture a culture where talent development and continuous learning are key priorities. Were a global team that works collaboratively across business silos and regions to deliver meaningful outcomes, smarter and fasterjoin us!

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

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","street_address":"United States - FL - Bradenton - 1001 13th Ave E - 34208-2656","city":"Bradenton","state":"Florida
Posted: 2020-05-15 Expires: 2020-06-15

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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