People of PepsiCo

Richard Lawrence, Marketing Manager, Snacks career possibilities
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“At PepsiCo, I've had a career path I never dreamed was possible.”

Richard Lawrence

Marketing Manager, Snacks


Bangkok, Thailand

Education: BA- History (University of Birmingham)

Favorite PepsiCo product: Naked Juice Green Machine

Richard Lawrence began his career with PepsiCo in the United Kingdom with the Walkers brand. Later, his involvement with the launch of the Naked Juice Products in the UK opened the door to new possibilities abroad.

Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Richard serves as Marketing Manager for Snacks in the Asia-Pacific division of PepsiCo. He recognizes that the way he grew up doing things in Western Europe isn't necessarily the way things may work in Japan, Korea, Pakistan, and the Philippines. “A big part of my job is just being curious about the world and the countries that we go to,” he said.

Tasked with marketing snacks in emerging markets, Richard takes best practices from PepsiCo globally and reapplies them in a locally relevant way.

Richard received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Birmingham. An employee since the age of 25, he finds his career growth with PepsiCo “a real adventure.”

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Kristina Rossova, R&D Manager, F&V EER & SEER career possibilities
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“We are investing in people - this is how we manage to succeed.”

Kristina Rossova

R&D Manager, F&V EER & SEER

PepsiCo Eastern Europe

Moscow, Russia

Education: Chemist graduate from University of Gorky

Favorite PepsiCo product: Lay's Cheese & Onion

Perusing an open air fruit market in Moscow, Kristina Rossova sees and smells possibilities everywhere. As part of PepsiCo's research and development team, she oversees the creation of fruit and vegetable products for regions including Greece, Turkey, Romania, and the Ukraine. It's actually part of her job to notice that apples are in season, ripe and ready to go into a PepsiCo apple juice product.

Kristina is highly attuned to the tastes and traditions of developing markets and how local foods may translate into to a new flavor or product. Before focusing on fruits and vegetables, she worked in PepsiCo's Snacks division developing unique region-specific flavors for Lay's potato chips – Red Caviar and Mushroom & Sour Cream chips both became hits in the Russian market.

Beyond travelling and tasting, Kristina's favorite things about PepsiCo include building and developing a strong team and surrounding herself with talented people. The group often hosts several taste tests where technicians present her and her team with various flavors and samples. She can be very hands-on in the development of new products but also enjoys having broader managerial responsibility.

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Juliana Grizzi, Supply Chain Project Manager career possibilities
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“What I enjoy the most is having the freedom to give my opinion.”

Juliana Grizzi

Supply Chain Project Manager

PepsiCo South America, Caribbean & Central America

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Education: Engineer graduate from University of Sao Paulo and Post-graduate degree in Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas.

Favorite PepsiCo product: Quaker Cookies- Quaker de Bolso

How do you keep pace with one of the fastest growing economies? Juliana Grizzi, a supply chain project leader in PepsiCo's Brazil office is answering this question while taking on the challenge to improve the region's increasingly complex supply chain and distribution process. She's looking at how food and beverage products are being distributed to figure out the best, most creative and effective way to get customers and consumers what they want.

“I get to take the big picture – the lifespan of a product – and oversee in detail how it functions in the world. Then I get to recommend ways we could do it better.”

The vibrancy of the city of Sao Paulo is felt in the busy city streets and in the high energy PepsiCo office, where Juliana and her team explore possibilities daily from within an open floor workspace and with an open door policy.

“The company provides an environment where you can say what you think and your ideas are taken seriously. I have access to anyone at any level in this company to say what I need to say. Creative thinking is encouraged and embraced. And I feel like I have a real impact on the way that we do business. I love that.”

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Ricardo Schreer, South Cone CFO career possibilities
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“PepsiCo gives you many tools to develop yourself as a leader.”

Ricardo Schreer

South Cone CFO

PepsiCo Americas Foods

Buenos Aires

Education: MS in Industrial Engineering (NYU Poly) and Post-graduate diploma in Economics (London School of Economics)

Favorite PepsiCo product: Quaker Squares cereal

For Ricardo, PepsiCo has not only provided a career path, it has guided him down a life path. Fifteen years after joining the company at age 25, he was asked to move from his home country of Brazil to Buenos Aires to take on a regional Chief Financial Officer role.

Now, Ricardo's managing four different countries in South America with four different currencies, learning about new cultures, and gaining valuable, enriching life experiences alongside his wife and children. Despite the vast differences, sharing the expat experience with his family has helped to bring them closer together.

“PepsiCo gives you many tools to develop yourself as a leader.”

Ricardo likens his leadership role to that of a coach of a soccer team. While he's not playing in the field, he needs to give his employees direction and strategy to get the job done, because at the end of the day, they're who are going to score the goals. Ricardo's notably demonstrated his ability to lead in empowering his team to recover from a very damaging plant fire. For turning a tragedy story into a success story, Ricardo was awarded the highest employee honor and reminded that the potential and possibilities at PepsiCo are truly endless.

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Helen Hofstede, Production Manager career possibilities
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“If a company supports you, it gives you the extra push you need.”

Helen Hofstede

Production Manager

Quaker Europe Foods

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Education: Masters-Food Technology (Wageningen University) and Masters-Science & Innovation Management (University of Utrecht)

Favorite PepsiCo product: Pepsi MAX

As a Project Manager at Quaker Oats in The Netherlands, Helen understands the meaning of “keep your eye on the prize.” Day-to-day, she collaborates with a team of food technologists to create new and improved products in the lab. The ultimate gratification, she says, is seeing the product she has helped develop turn up on the grocery store shelf and knowing how much hard work went into it.

Helen's passion and work ethic extends beyond her job, and she has more than 20 national medals in track to prove it. Rather than joining co-workers for lunch, she's more often found lacing up her running shoes and heading outdoors to train, all in hopes of making it to the Olympics.

With a plan in place, Helen's fast on her way to reaching her goal. She attributes her ability to balance work and athletics to PepsiCo's “Flexico” spirit -- flexible work arrangements based on individual needs.

“In the end you have to do it by yourself, but if a company supports you…it gives you the extra push you need.”

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Meagan White, PreSell Customer Representative career possibilities
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"Every day I come to work I feel valued and like I am empowered to make a difference.”

Meagan White

PreSell Customer Representative

PepsiCo Beverages Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Education: Bishop's University, BBA, Marketing & Human Resources

Favorite PepsiCo product: Pepsi

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to work for PepsiCo Canada? Follow Meagan White, a presell customer representative, through her day and learn what it takes to work for a Canada’s Top 100 Employer!

As a PepsiCo Canada ambassador, Meagan’s role is a great opportunity to represent some of Canada’s favourite brands! While the job is fast-paced, it is equally rewarding; largely because it can be treated like running your own business!

Having entered the role straight out of university, Meagan says that she has grown both personally and professionally as a result of the opportunities available to her through PepsiCo Canada.

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