1+ months

Sr Manager Strategic Foresight & Future Visions

New York, NY 10007
Overview Why PepsiCo Design? At PepsiCo design, we have a saying: Were crazy enough to think we can inspire the future. This is what drives us, in everything we imagine, develop and execute. Our goal is clear: to connect PepsiCos beverage, snacks and food portfolios, with consumers hungry for meaningful, sustainable, authentic and relevant experiences across multiple touch points and regions of the world. Why Design Innovation? Our mission is to drive the sustainability & innovation agendas for PepsiCos Global brands and businesses to help it grow and transform beyond its core. We drive circularity and innovation by researching, strategizing, defining, prototyping, learning, and launching strategically aligned and commercially viable new products, services, business models, retail experiences, brands and systems. We challenge and seek to change how PepsiCo works to drive true business innovation with more sustainability and purpose. We are a creatively driven team that leverages the power of four lenses (desirability, feasibility, viability, sustainability) led Design Thinking to solve strategic problems from system level business challenges to designing new eating experiences, their packaging and delivery systems. We leverage tools from product design, design research, system thinking, strategic foresight, business model design, service design and circular economy; to solve problems, for people and the planet, in the real world. We innovate to incite positive change for people, brands, business, and the world around us. We know what it takes to make ideas a reality and bring that into everything we do. You are Self-starting with entrepreneurial spirit Able to toggle between strategy & execution Adept managing ambiguity Excited by complexity Resilient with hustle Energized by challenges Always questioning & improving Optimistic & curious A creative multi-disciplinary fluid thinker who never gives up Someone who lives to bring your ideas to life Empathetic to consumers and internal stakeholders Fluent in design and conversant on emerging design, sustainability, food, and nutrition trends Good at storytelling, visually & verbally Comfortable multitasking Passionate about enacting change to improve the world and how we nourish ourselves Responsibilities Design and execute quantitative and qualitative research to inform our understanding of current technological, political, environmental, and socioeconomic trends Interpret insights from diverse reports and datasets to extract actionable strategic intelligence The delivery of futures narratives to engage internal and external partners on how PepsiCo could address its strategic challenges The potential strategic investments to ensure no regret strategy The definition of signals to identify which futures we are moving towards Guidance on which investments will provide outsize gains in different scenarios Successfully communicating those narratives and strategies to senior stakeholders in partnership with the Senior Director Work with our design and corporate communications team to develop externally facing narratives and assets Providing guidance to Cross Functional and Design Innovation teams as to how they can integrate foresights into their individual practice and their projects Successful candidates will demonstrate: Ability to collaborate & partner with XF teams to identify new opportunities and work through the development cycle to deliver new products to market A proven ability to move beyond a core design role to understand the complexities of business realities and problem solve outside of their traditional domain Desire to expand on their core skill set to create, strategize, and deliver new business models, services, experiences, that deliver against business goals. Understand how to strategically influence across XF partners to land opportunities and align against strategies in a dynamic and complex environment with competing agendas Proven ability to help deliver actionable visions of the future that point to where companies should go and plan out how to get there They understand how to translate those strategies into testable prototypes and evaluate them against desirability, feasibility, viability & sustainability as part of a XF team. They are adept at managing highly complex assignments and concurrent initiatives across varied project types They are comfortable managing the ambiguity inherent in design processes. The Manager understands design methodologies (tools, techniques) and can provide input into design proposals (visions, scenarios) to execute against creative engagements and visualize the desired creative output Strategic Project Manager & Collaborator: Working on projects that have critical business significance you will demonstrate the agility to lead strategy, planning, project management. You will be familiar with working in a multi-disciplinary environment, leading interdisciplinary Cross-Functional teams Partnering with the Design Innovation Senior Director and working alongside the cross functional innovation team, they are expected to lead projects and engage with a variety of stakeholders to get input, assess options and influence direction. They work across all aspects of strategic innovation development leading opportunity identification projects to business, design and sustainability strategies for new business opportunities. They will synthesize research and business needs to ensure identified opportunities & strategies result in sustainable growth and returns for the business Qualifications Be a great team manager Champion Strategic Foresight across the organization, educating while collaborating Draw on diverse perspectives to solve business and strategic challenges and drive effective solutions Articulate design vision through prototyping, scenario modeling, system mapping, service blueprinting, business model canvas, back casting, strategic roadmaps, etc Collaborate closely with researchers, marketers, R&D, supply chain, operations and sales to cross-pollinate ideas, methods, and approaches Build and evolve methodologies, nurture the maturity of the design & innovation capabilities Provide mentorship and support the professional development to junior team members Work collaboratively to build relationships and get things done through formal and informal channels Expert fluency in strategic foresight methods and applications (i.e. scenario development, drivers analysis, critical uncertainties, windtunneling). Working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research tools and methodologies Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion Outstanding interpersonal skills to build strong relationships throughout the organization Impactful, polished and adaptable communicator written, visual and verbal Demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion Strong work ethic and commitment to making a positive impact Covid-19 vaccination may be a condition of employment dependent on role and location. For specific information, please discuss role requirements with the recruiter Minimum Qualifications: 8+ years of experience, with a minimum of 6 years (recent) in a strategic foresights/Futurist role Degree(s) in Strategic Foresight, , future studies, data journalism, data analysis in the social sciences, or related field Product Design, Architecture, Engineering, and/or Business Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of the Foods and Beverage industry Proven track record of strong leadership, team management skills and a strategic acumen Superior project management skills; attention to detail Compelling presentation and proposal skills Proven ability to multi-task, work in ambiguous and dynamic work environment; is comfortable with risk and uncertainty Must be willing and able to travel 20% of the time Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation EEO Statement Expected salary range is $132,000 142,300/year Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 19,800 to 21,345 [e.g., 15% of annual salary] paid out annually Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement Other benefits, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan 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 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","location_name":"NY-New York-350-CO368","street_address":"350 Hudson Street","city":"New York","state":"New York


Posted: 2022-11-01 Expires: 2023-04-20

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