Manager - R&D

PepsiCo

3.9

(195)

Gurugram, India

Why you should apply for a job to PepsiCo:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4.2/5 in supportive management
  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 87% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Work that Works program offers balanced independence & support to create a flexible, adaptive and productive working environment
  • 6 weeks of paid Parental Leave to new moms and new dads after the birth or adoption of a child
  • Center-based and in-home, back-up childcare is available for up to 15 days per year per employee
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    Position summary

    ty, speed and cost.

    • Interact with India cross functional teams, Category teams at regional level.

    • Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in execution of project work through use of accepted documentation and work processes.

    • Develop design plan for experiments and execute experiments and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues.

    • Translate innovation ideas into consumer-winning product designs by developing beverage formulations to meet the growth agenda.

    • Taking short term decisions without scarification of long term objectives.

    • Maximize the lift and shift or lift and adopt initiatives for aligned region .

    • Partnering and collaborating with Marketing / Innovation functions, so that accurately implement guardrails and targets in advance of formulation delivery.

    • Collaborate with International and local experts / Institutions on ingredients and their functions in the product matrix to ensure differentiation, beverage stability and shelf life.

    • Partner with Global R&D functions such as Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Nutrition, and Regulatory Affairs to ensure robust product design.

    • Integrate Consumer test results with key product deliverables and provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiativ

    Continuously Improve

    • Identify and lead with internal and external partners improvements to enhance current beverage product portfolio with robustness, innovativeness of our work and to reduce; risk, cost and time for PepsiCo.

    • Support and actively influence PepsiCo Strategic Plan and Strategic Capability Plan. Identify opportunities for strategic investments in; team and people development & training, R&D development processes, pilot plant capabilities, partners and technologies to deliver.

    • Identify, develop training and mentor for other associated as and when required and the project team to ensure the success of the projects and the long term strategic directions

    Teamwork and Communication

    • Foster through example and team leadership building; comradery and collaboration.

    • Demonstrated effectiveness at using data coupled with clear and concise written and oral communication to influence the project team and senior leadership to understand risk, change course, fund projects, stop work, pursue IP, etc.

    • Ability to represent function internally and with external business partners proactively and effectively communicating challenges, risks and requirements to mitigate while also understanding and appreciating their business needs and perspective.

    Qualifications

    Key SkilLs:

    • Masters / Phd in Food technology or equivalent qualification.
    • Minimum 10 years process, Product development , QC/QA experience in Beverages plants
    • Experience and track record of working with and improving Technical Stage / Gate process to execute complex technical projects.
    • Demonstrated knowledge with formal training preferred in TQM & SPC with successful commercial application in low acid beverage technology design.
    • Innovative, analytical & forward critical thinking.
    • Formal training in aseptic process design & related professional experience plus; GMP, HACCP, FDA Better Process Control School or similar,
    • Managing Cross cultural communications and effectively use it in project execution.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing consumer-winning beverage formulations.
    • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, online, and in person, across multiple cultures.
    • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in stressful, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.
    • Strong understanding of linking research to business opportunity.
    • Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills.
    • Willing and able to travel independently within the INDIA Region.
    • Excellent oral & written communication skills.
    • Self-starter, self-motivating ,able to deal with uncertainty and complexity

    Why you should apply for a job to PepsiCo:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4.2/5 in supportive management
  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 87% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Work that Works program offers balanced independence & support to create a flexible, adaptive and productive working environment
  • 6 weeks of paid Parental Leave to new moms and new dads after the birth or adoption of a child
  • Center-based and in-home, back-up childcare is available for up to 15 days per year per employee