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R&D Platforms Associate Manager

Purchase, NY 10577
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Job Description

The R&D Strategy and Portfolio Management team is uniquely positioned to define and drive R&Ds contribution to PepsiCos long-term profitable and sustainable growth agenda. An integral member of the R&D Strategy function, this position will advocate for the R&D position in formulating and translating strategy to drive decisions to optimize the total R&D portfolio.

The Platforms Associate Manager Role will interface with the Beverage Category Strategy team, the Corporate Strategy office, and the Beverage Category R&D team. The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in the analysis, structuring, and execution of key planning processes for the Beverages R&D organization. The scope includes responsibilities for running operational efficiency programs, following and adjusting top priorities, and generating insights and strategic choices that convert into action by providing solid recommendations to Beverage leadership teams.

The responsibilities associated with this role are outlined below:

  • Define the requested innovation, productivity, and compliance allocation of resources as well as ensure the portfolio is balanced for short and long-term goals
  • Support D&A TSG process including, working with D&A leads, supporting project reviews with senior leaders, maintaining Accolade database for D&A projects
  • Translate strategic intent into actionable work plans and deliverables including return, risk, technology and capability investment and timing
  • Ensure continuity of R&D plans and alignment of resources
  • Drive effectiveness & efficiency of R&D in delivering the Beverage Category innovation agenda through regular interfaces with the Platform Leaders
  • Contribute to portfolio reviews and analysis for R&D leadership on a recurring and an ad hoc basis by being well informed on projects within program
  • Contribute to the assessment of R&D capabilities required to enable the growth agenda and portfolio of the future, updated annually as part of R&D AOP
  • Provide analytical support for data-driven recommendations (both an internal and outside in perspective) to R&D leadership


  • Bachelor or advanced scientific or engineering training is preferred. MBA is ideal but not required
  • Minimum of 5 years industry experience
  • Candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry, management consulting, or strategy function.
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Business acumen
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of linking research to business opportunity (business case development)
  • Ability to lead multi- faceted team
  • Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities & comfort in matrix organizations

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for 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: 2019-07-12 Expires: 2019-09-22

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R&D Platforms Associate Manager

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