1+ months

R&D Packaging Associate Principal Engineer

Valhalla, NY 10595
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Job Description

PepsiCo Beverage Packaging R&D is seeking an Associate Principal Packaging Engineer to lead projects within the PBNA Packaging R&D group (brands such as Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Aquafina, Bubly, and LifeWTR). The role is part of the Global Packaging & Engineering Technology group. Focus is to deliver against package productivity 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 in line with business unit strategies. Responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • Initiate and perform technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation
  • Packaging Expertise (lab scale to full production), experience with PET and HDPE materials
  • Cross-Functional Project Leadership
  • Actively participate in Marketing and Marketing Research programs, including focus groups and other consumer research formats.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills; Ability to influence cross functional teams, in multiple locations around the globe
  • Strong collaboration skills; ability to bring together people from different sectors and business units to ensure the requirements reflect the global needs.
  • 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
  • Contribute to Research & insights Teams to incorporate packaging requirements into plans.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for Package Development and Commercialization.
  • Maintain, update, and create packaging specifications and protocols
  • 20% to 30% travel


  • BS in Packaging, Chemical, Mechanical, Plastics Engineering or equivalent with 6+ years experience in related consumer goods field or MS or PhD (as previous) with 3+ years experience in related consumer goods field or 5+ years experience in related consumer goods field
  • Experience with hot fill, cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging preferred
  • Experience with various types of plastics forming with solid industry networks
  • Strong track record of championing innovation within organizations

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited 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

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Posted: 2019-09-10 Expires: 2019-11-24

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R&D Packaging Associate Principal Engineer

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