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Senior Manager, Packaging Design Excellence

New York, NY 10007
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Job Description

The Innovation, Design and Technology Team (part of PepsiCo Global Beverages Packaging R&D organization) is a strategic research and development team at PepsiCo. The primary remit of the Innovation, Design and Technology (IDT) team is to bring delight through engaging consumer experiences. This team works in cross-functional collaboration to develop highly differentiated packaging concepts and technology platforms by linking consumer insights and desirable consumer experiences with emerging technologies to satisfy our business objectives.

The Senior Manager will create, own and drive the Packaging Design Excellence agenda in close partnership with our key stakeholders such as Global Design Team, Sensory & Consumer Insights Team, Marketing Strategy Team and Supply Chain/Engineering Team. One of the key objectives of this role is to embed Design Thinking & Design Excellence skills within the Packaging R&D organization in order to deliver a consumer experience that is engaging, unique and firmly anchored with the brand.

This position is located at PepsiCos NY Design Center in Lower Manhattan however the candidate will be expected to spend an equal amount of time at PepsiCos Global Beverages R&D Center in Valhalla, NY

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing Design Thinking leadership (both within the Packaging R&D organization and to our key stakeholders) in order to influence package design/innovation process and brand packaging strategy
  • Bringing to life a Design Thinking culture within the Packaging R&D organization
  • Building and owning a strong, seamless relationship & partnership with the Global Design Team
  • Leading a highly driven and talented team of individuals focused on package design excellence
  • Collaborating closely with IDT team leadership and broader Packaging R&D leadership to help drive our packaging innovation agenda
  • Identifying potential innovation opportunities through the application of Design and Design Thinking methodologies and applications
  • Fostering ideation and out-of-the-box thinking to develop innovative breakthroughs in beverage packaging solutions
  • Maintaining open communication and building strong relationships with multiple internal & external stakeholders
Critical Competencies:
  • Deep expertise in Design Thinking - Experience and expertise in design thinking processes and methodologies
  • Consumer-centric and iterative prototyping approach to innovation
  • Deep technical expertise in packaging design, innovation & development processes
  • Proficiency in CAD and Solidworks
  • Strong leadership & team management skills
  • Strong influencing & communication skills
  • Strong team building & collaboration skills
  • Solid knowledge of packaging systems, formats and materials
  • High creativity & intellectual curiosity
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous and dynamic work environment
  • Program management

Qualifications/Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Design/Industrial Design with 12 to 15 years experience in consumer packaged goods industry
  • Proven track record & expertise in Design Thinking methodologies and application
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Experience with virtual prototyping and simulation (FEA) a plus

Other Job Requirements:
  • Candidate will be required to spend an equal amount of time weekly at our Global Design Center in Manhattan, NY and at our Global Beverage R&D Center in Valhalla, NY
  • Travel mainly in North America however some international travel may be required to meet project and business objectives, 25% total travel target

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard 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: 2019-09-19 Expires: 2019-12-15

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