1+ months

Associate Principal Scientist, Analytical Sciences - Global Nutrition

Barrington, IL 60010
Auto req ID: 195842BR

Job Description

The Associate Principal Scientist will partner with our cross-functional R&D, quality and consumer relations teams to provide analytical and technical insights across PepsiCos portfolio of Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Sports Nutrition products inclusive of ingredients. This role is responsible to lead the core and forensics analytical teams at our Barrington R&D facility to deliver quality and actionable insights across our Stakeholders. You will also take the lead on the development of new methods and technologies on emerging areas of interest and will be responsible for the development/coaching of our chemists and technicians.


  • Collaborate as a full team member in Analytical Sciences Lab to support product/process development and quality initiatives
  • Partner with consumer relations, quality and other stakeholders to resolve product and consumer issues
  • Lead and guide core and forensics analytical teams
  • Major work will include review and implement analytical methods and technologies on emerging areas of interest
  • Provide technical expertise for cross-functional R&D projects, routine testing, trouble-shooting, result validation and approval, instrument maintenance, and project management
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in HPLC, GC, wet chemistry and spectroscopy are required.
  • Coach and guide peers and technicians based on knowledge and experience
  • Proactively seek new, simple and rapid ways of conducting test procedures and practices that promote lab performance and efficiencies
  • Maintains, tracks and improves existing systems and work processes to sustain Quality
  • Initiate and execute research experimental designs. Analyze, interpret data and present reports and findings
  • Identifies new technology opportunities using the standardized internal /external tools and process
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation; prepare accurate, impactful and actionable reports to internal corporate clients. Familiarity with LIMS is required
  • Support manager in the deployment of department strategies
  • Follow all mandated safety and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) procedures
Critical Competencies:
  • Demonstrated expertise and strong knowledge in analytical chemistry and related disciplines
  • Proactive and clear communication in a timely basis
  • Proven ability to draw on past experiences and leverage internal and external input and expertise
  • Can identify the root cause and implement thoughtful and corrective action
  • Can communicate complex technical information and outcomes to non-technical people
  • Flexible, and can prioritize to meet the goals and needs of the team and business
  • Attention to detail in the execution of methods and techniques to deliver accurate and timely analytical results
  • Ability to self-initiate, manage multiple projects/tasks independently to meet business objectives
  • Has basic knowledge/experience in the digital data processing
  • Able to work in a team and work closely with the chemist/technician who is responsible for the assigned analytical techniques


Knowledge and Experience:

  • PhD or MS in Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry with 6+ years of experience in an R&D analytical function in the consumer products industry (preferred)
  • Experienced with HPLC, GC, NIR, UV Spectrophotometer, Densitometer, Refractometer, Autotitrator and other analytical equipment is recommended
  • Capable of learning and applying various analytical techniques
  • Experienced with statistical tools
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated teamwork and supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
R&D Culture:

Our R&D organization recognizes that both the talent of our people and the scope of our impact are great and that sharing a set of beliefs elevates our ability to reach our goals and business objectives. We encourage each other to pursue innovative solutions without fear of failure by nurturing a culture where talent development and continuous learning are key priorities. We look for and assume the best in each other. We are a global team that works collaboratively across business silos and regions to deliver meaningful outcomes, faster.

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":"Barrington","state":"Illinois


Posted: 2019-11-28 Expires: 2020-02-20

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Associate Principal Scientist, Analytical Sciences - Global Nutrition

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