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R&D Assoc Principal Engineer

Valhalla, NY 10595
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Job Description

Are you an ardent learner who wants to develop new packaging technologies that will make a sustainable difference in the world? Do you want to be a part of a creative, highly motivated and technically talented team of professionals? Do you want to create products that will bring consumer delight?

The Innovation, Design and Technology (IDT) team at PepsiCo R&D may just be the right team for you!!

PepsiCos IDT team is a strategic research and development team aimed at designing engaging consumer experiences, differentiated through technology. We drive innovation and assess feasibility of breakthrough packaging technologies - to enable the winning consumer experiences. We develop packaging solutions that are sustainable - globally.

The IDT team works in cross-functional collaboration towards the innovation and development of highly differentiated packaging concepts and technology platforms by linking consumer insights and emerging technologies to satisfy our business objectives.

The Associate Principal Engineer position is in the Science and Technology R&D Group, a part of PepsiCos IDT team. You will help drive mid to long term packaging innovation technology pipeline and new formats, to deliver against PepsiCos beverage Innovation and Productivity platforms.

  • Close partnership with Design Excellence Team, to identify potential innovation opportunities.

  • Rapid technical feasibility evaluation of differentiated packaging concepts and emerging technologies.

  • Focus on mid- long term innovation opportunities, with Marketing, Global Procurement, strategic suppliers and OEM interaction.

  • Ensure complete compliance with Legal requirements

  • Connectivity with Technology Ventures Team, to identify potential synergies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support efforts with PepsiCos Brand Marketing, R&D, Consumer Insights, Global Procurement, and Supply Chain Development Teams to drive packaging innovation.

  • 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 (internal and external).

  • Provide subject matter expertise in support of new package development and commercialization.

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities without impacting timelines

  • Ability to identify risks and issues with appropriated mitigation and to determine when escalation is needed.

  • Ability to prioritize risk and quickly identify issue resolution options, pros, cons, and action plan

  • Plan, execute and document results of design evaluation and analysis for new packaging technologies.

  • Develop deep understanding of strategic packages, products, and processes to support development of new packaging platforms.

  • Initiate and perform economic and technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation.

  • Provide technical support for field issue resolution.

  • Create development plans for all projects.



Education & Experience:

  • BS, MS in Mechanical, Chemical, Material Science & Materials, Polymers, Plastics, or Packaging Engineering with 5 plus years experience in related consumer goods field (preferably in rigid packaging).

  • Experience in manufacturing processes for beverages.

  • Experience with hot fill, cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging.

  • Experience with both flexible and rigid packaging a plus.

  • Experience working with Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG)

  • Strong leadership qualities, verbal and written communication skills, and technical analysis and problem-solving skills are required.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Travel mainly in North America however some international travel may be required to meet project and business objectives, 30% total travel target.


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","city":"Valhalla","state":"New York
Posted: 2021-02-23 Expires: 2021-03-29

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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