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R&D Scientist

Plano, TX 75074
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Auto req ID: 240148BR Job Description Bring your passion and talent to our stage and continue to share our future and deliver innovative products to our consumers. This role is part of the R&D Measurement Sciences team, a team focused on smart data, driving decisions and insights through efficient data generation, interpretation, and communication. The R&D Analytical Scientist will oversee day to day operations of key testing in the lab. In this role, the Analytical Scientist will be responsible for managing technicians assigned to the regulatory testing area. The Analytical Scientist may also coordinate chemical and physical lab analyses to evaluate the composition of snacks, ingredients, food products, raw materials, or quality samples. Additional responsibilities include communicating with R&D or Operations for product management and data analysis from a laboratory information management system. The focus of this role is on People/Program Management, Regulatory Testing, and Quality Management. This position will report to the Regulatory Testing team manager and is located at our Global R&D facility in Plano, TX. Responsibilities: Responsible for completing annual performance management reviews with direct associates and 1-on-1 conversations. Daily prioritization of regulatory monitoring samples. Complete other managerial duties as assigned by leadership team. Create daily/weekly work lists (priority based) for technicians & contractors. Communicate with prep room and/or test requestors (scientists, engineers, technician, management) to ensure samples are processed/analyzed accurately. Responsible for stakeholder communication/updates/presentations. Participate in optimization initiatives/projects per project plan. Provide Global regulatory testing support and ensure communication between regions. Develop, implement, and maintain Quality Management System (QMS) in regulatory testing area to ensure accuracy of results. Ensure appropriate QMS records are maintained and stored. Establish & maintain external proficiency scheme. Manage internal round robin samples/testing. Provide general oversight for integration of new laboratory information management system in assigned lab area. Responsible for communication to NA sites when needed. Ensure all appropriate safety procedures are followed, including proper PPE, as well as other site policies and programs. Percent Travel: up to 10%. #LI-USA Qualifications/Requirements Bachelors degree or higher in Chemistry, Food Science, or related discipline with 3+ years experience in a laboratory environment. Knowledge of LC/MS testing and other laboratory analytical equipment. Experience with Quality Management Systems (QMS) in a laboratory environment is preferred. Experience in foods and beverages preferred Ability to manage people, programs, and multiple projects. Strong ability to identify and manage multiple priorities, assign tasks accordingly and meet deadlines. Knowledge and experience in food chemistry, analytical techniques, instrumentation, and statistics. Highly developed critical thinking skills required to determine potential risks and solutions. Ability to lead a team and work closely with technicians, scientists, managers, stakeholders and global counterparts to achieve business objectives. Demonstrated ability to learn, share new techniques and adapt to new ways of working. Strong understanding and actioning of Good Lab Practices and Lab Safety procedures. Strong organizational skills, with an ability to keep neat, orderly, and complete records. Ability to prepare presentations, graphs, charts (etc.) using appropriate computer software. Ability to communicate confidently and effectively in a timely manner.#LI-USA 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","city":"Plano","state":"Texas
Posted: 2021-06-10 Expires: 2021-07-11

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