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R&D Senior Project Manager

Barrington, IL 60010
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Job Description


Support the development of new innovation projects within the PepsiCo product portfolio.
Provide technical and business risk assessment and perspectives related to new product development. Lead global crosses functional Technical Teams through the PepsiCo Stage Gate process from Idea Refinement to Launch & Learn.
Serve as the communication conduit between the R&D cross functional Technical Team and the Business Team by effectively compiling, synthesizing, and communicating information with multiple business functions and R&D ensuring timely information exchange.

Understand the key technical characteristics and general business implications of products, processes, and packaging technologies used by PepsiCo. Create and manage a cross-functional project plan to successfully deliver new product/process/package innovation, globally. Facilitate the definition of scope, project goals, and success criteria.
Perform deep risk analysis for complex projects, resulting in risk registers, mitigation strategies, and communication plans. Communicate project status, risks, and scope creep with impact to all stakeholders on a regular basis.
Develop, manage, and communicate project budgets, timelines, and resource needs.


  • Bachelors degree (the U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Nutrition or related field and ten (10) years of CPG experience in R&D.
  • Must have five (5) years of experience with Food R&D; Beverage R&D; and project management.
  • Must have three (3) years of experience with cross-functional collaboration at senior level.
  • Must have one (1) year of experience managing subordinates.
  • Must have PMI certification: PMP.
  • Travel required up to 15% of the time.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline

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":"Barrington","state":"Illinois
Posted: 2020-02-25 Expires: 2020-04-26

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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