R&D Foods Director - Global Culinary Capabilities

PepsiCo

3.9

(195)

Plano, TX

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    Position summary

    experts in Food industry.

    This position will have the ultimate responsibility of evolving the current capabilities into enhanced and applied solutions for the organization.

    This person will also be responsible of defining future CAPEX investments on R&D facilities to support the Culinary agenda.

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will lead key workstreams which requires a high degree of creative technical thinking to deliver business-relevant market-differentiated solutions.

    • Work with commercial partners and the wider R&D community to create executable culinary centric capabilities

    • Lead the generation of strategies to develop world class culinary capabilities (project planning, culinary insight, digital hub development, compelling consumer reason to believe based on food culture traditions and needs, integration of flavour technologies into culinary protocepting, external culinary professionals network (eco system).

    • Understand, design and apply insights from consumer research, concept and product testing to deliver agenda, partnering closely with Insights teams.

    • Consider global applicability of concepts developed locally

    • Build external interfaces with External culinary led Suppliers, i.e., Flavour Experts and Universities etc.

    • Identify suitable ingredient vendors and establish collaborative working relationships, ensuring that PepsiCo IP is appropriately protected.

    • Execute aspects of our Food culture adoption programme

    • Digital technologies

    • Food content creation - digital media content.

    • Culinary Recipe database optimisation, working process & governance optimisation.

    Compensation and Benefits (For US Location)

    • The expected compensation range for this position is between $122,300 - $242,700 based on a full-time schedule.

    • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary.

    • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 25% of annual salary paid out annually.

    • and an additional target payout of 10% of annual salary is paid out over 3 years following the end of the performance period.

    • Long term incentive equity may be awarded based on eligibility and performance.

    • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement.

    • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, 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

    Qualifications

    • MS+ Degree in a Food Science/Food Engineering

    • 5-10 years experience working with Culinary Teams to develop new product solutions ideally in CPG/Food Ingredients companies

    • Formal Culinary training is disarable

    • Successful track record of results delivery, demonstrated via history of innovation concepts to commercial application and scale

    • Results oriented people leader with strong verbal and written communication skills to influence senior leaders, ability to create vision and articulate fact based information into simple actions

    • Flexible and comfortable with change; ability to balance need to deliver aggressive business innovation goals with scientific excellence.

    • Highly creative and collaborative working style with a global perspective and cultural appreciation

    • Ability to operationalize long term strategies into short term capabilities that result in a pipeline of innovation - balance between local requirements and global reapplication

    • Solid network of leading academic and industry specialists.

    • Excellent understanding of broader business drivers with ability to demonstrate business acumen and experience partnering with senior business leaders across key functional areas both inside and outside of R&D organization

    • Clear communicator and strong negotiation and influential skills

    Differentiating Competiencies Required:

    • Deep knowledge of culinary techniques, trends and industry capabilities

    • Human Centric - skilled at understanding consumer foresights and identifying new business possibilities

    • Ability to integrate consumer inputs with technical feasibility and business viability to define platformable innovation briefs for creativity and innovation within a commercially driven environment

    • Experienced thought leader with ability to seamless lead cross-functional teams through iterative divergent and convergent work processes that lead to innovative pipeline creation.

    • People management experience to inspire passion and confidence in team's goals

    • Strives for high standards, seeks innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement of products and processes and demonstrates a high degree of intellectual curiosity.

    • Ability to explain and inspire through food references to a technical & non-technical audience.

    • Cultural sensitivity/flexibility in responding to different cultures.

    • Proven record of building effective partnerships with other R&D leaders and cross-functional partners to ensure relevant, high impact global agendas.

    EEO Statement

    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.

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    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