1+ months

Flavor & Seasoning Creation Expert

Plano, TX 75074
Auto req ID: 227965BR

Job Description

The research and development work performed at PepsiCo changes the world, quite literally! Our teams of scientists, technologists and engineers are breaking new ground every day to make a positive and visible effect on consumer health and our planet.

Were leading the way in developing whats next, not only being one step ahead of consumer demand but also raising the bar on responsibility by collaborating upstream with the sales, marketing, supply chain and sustainability departments.

PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with operations in over 200 countries, providing a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. Our global presence, combined with our pursuit of great science, offers you the opportunity to leverage your technical expertise and through the process of innovation, create a positive impact on peoples lives around the world. We are searching for an innovative professional with experience in food industry R&D.
Accountabilities:
  1. Define and declare formulation best practices, ingredients, or toolkits and incent Flavor Houses to adopt.
  2. Drive strategy for Ingredient Harmonization and development of PepsiCo Proprietary Tool-Box of Ingredients.
  3. Co- deliver against mandated needs (human sustainability and productivity) for seasoning formula.
  4. Support market growth with affordable seasoning solutions in Emerging Markets.
  5. Collaborate with D&A (Discovery & Application) team and wider function to act as SME on seasoning formulation
  6. Lead team efforts to integrate best in class D&A solutions - Link D&A agenda to a wide project portfolio related to global food brands in an CPG environment where the priorities are constantly evolving at a fast pace (including brands like Lays, Doritos, & Cheetos)
  7. Organize and lead pilot studies to create demo samples and flavor prototypes
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of consumer product testing, sensory and analytical testing to deliver superior products to the market.
  9. Work cross-functionally with PepsiCos global teams, to drive flavor/seasoning solutions and technical capability building activities.
  10. Leverage internal/external analytical & sensory partners to qualify/quantify taste & volatile profiles, and to define seasoning material properties
  11. Effectively manage multiple projects and collaborative partnerships
  12. Must be able to communicate with external vendors on seasoning and flavor materials under appropriate confidentiality

Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications:
BS/MS in Food Technology or related discipline or equivalent
Minimum of 10 years of previous experience in seasoning creation and design savory focus is essential.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in CPG R&D or product development roles is also desired.
Creative thinker able to re-evaluate existing approaches and propose new approaches to flavor application
Passion for creativity and innovation within a commercially driven environment
Excellent collaborator and influencer, building sustainable strategic relationships both internally and externally.
Results-oriented with the ability to manage, balance and prioritize multiple project initiatives in order to meet business objectives
Contribute to and foster a technically focused and creative environment to build PepsiCo's competitive advantage
Strives for high standards, seeks innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement of products and processes and demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail
Basic analytical skills to interpret data and distil into meaningful information e.g. interpreting consumer insights, experimental design and statistical inference
Presentation skills (written & verbal)

Differentiating Competencies Required:

The PepsiCo Way
Able to inspire passion around shared goals both with direct reports and colleagues.
Ability to create and use networks to actively seek and take advantage of ideas, best practice and solutions developed elsewhere.
Proactively shares information, best practices and ideas within the global R&D community.
Values different perspectives and experiences and establishes trust and mutual respect when working with other people regardless of professional or cultural background.
Adopt a positive, inclusive work environment where people feel respected and valued for their contributions.
Supports people to build their skills and empowers others to act and think in ways that will get the job done.
Supports an environment of achievement, recognition and celebration.

Additional Comments:

Building seasoning creation capability to fulfil strategic objectives for PepsiCo seasoning capability

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

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Posted: 2021-02-11 Expires: 2021-04-29

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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