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R&D Product Development, Associate Scientist

Valhalla, NY 10595
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Job Description

Bring your passion and talent to our stage and continue to share our future. As part of our Global Beverage Food Service Product Development Team, you will develop and deliver innovative new products. This fast paced and driven team focuses on delivering beverage solutions directly to major food service sector customers. Our ability to leverage PepsiCos diverse portfolio of beverage products and state of the art food technology capability gives us a unique competitive advantage in this sector.

As an Associate Principal Scientist on this team, you will play a key role in leading new beverage product development projects. As a project leader, you will be routinely interacting equipment engineering, ingredient technology, marketing, and supply chain management. Additionally, you will frequently interact directly with some of PepsiCos top customers. The diversity of products and the span of organizational interaction will expand your knowledge of the food and beverage industry. This a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.

  • Develop beverage products with superior design leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and experimental design supporting PepsiCos Food Service division
  • Translate market trends, customer requirements and consumer needs into strategic and tactical new product innovation projects


  • Develop beverage products with superior design leveraging expertise in food chemistry, food ingredient functionality and experimental design supporting PepsiCos Food Service division
  • Translate market trends, customer requirements and consumer needs into strategic and tactical new product innovation projects
Key Accountabilities:
  • Utilize scientific methods to develop knowledge that creates business opportunities that support the company strategic market objectives
  • Provide technical and business risk assessment/perspectives related to new product development
  • Design and execute experiments and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues
  • Know in detail and follow the Technical Stage-Gate innovation process to ensure both robust product design and full cross-functional alignment
  • Leverage external and internal experts for key analytical and sensory research
  • Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredient suppliers, and product formulations
  • Develop product formulations that leverage expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality
  • Develop complete product attribute specifications for new products
  • Ensure scaled up new formulas produced at plants meet product specifications; partner with engineering to identify any new equipment requirements to produce new formulas at plants
  • Work in tandem with the fountain equipment engineering team to ensure that new products perform to design specifications in the field
  • Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality
  • Participate as an active member of cross-functional business development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering, and other groups
  • Work together with the Technology Applications and New Platforms team to develop strategic and competitive solutions for the platform
  • Partnering with R&D disciplines as Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Nutrition, Regulatory, to ensure a robust, safe and legal product design
  • Education: B.S. in Food Science & Technology or related scientific field
  • 6+ years of Product Development experience in the Food Industry
  • Detail-oriented individual who can support and partner with lead Scientists during accelerated product development life cycles that include new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization, production start-up for test market and national launching of new products
  • The ability and interest to work in the laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) needed to provide project updates both within the technical community and with our business partners. Also critical in support of Sales and Marketing presentations and product presentations for external customers
  • Willingness to travel

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

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement","street_address":"United States - NY - Valhalla - 350 Columbus Ave - 10595-1329","city":"Valhalla","state":"New York
Posted: 2020-03-10 Expires: 2020-04-19

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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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