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Product & Structural Design, Manager

White Plains, New York

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 136859BR
External Posting Title: Product & Structural Design, Manager

Job Description

The Product Design, Manager is responsible for the management and execution of comprehensive product design and structural packaging projects within PepsiCo. This role reports to the Global Design Product & Innovation VP. Successful candidates will demonstrate superior ability to drive, from ideation to execution, quality design practice applied to three-dimensional products, managing in the best way the whole design and development process. Their work will be a mix of internal execution and collaboration with external partners. Successful candidates possess outstanding technical knowledge, aesthetics sensibility, design skills in form-exploration, physical problem-solving and visual communication.

***Due to the portfolio of products and business this position supports (North America Beverages- NAB) we require this position to work 90% out of our White Plain, NY office (NAB headquarters with the NAB Design team onsite) and 10% out of the Global Design and Innovation center in NYC. ***


Creates commercial advantage through activities in one or more of the following areas:
  • Developing innovative product & structural design solutions to create business value for PepsiCo and its North America Beverage brands
  • Applying new technologies or new design or brand principles in innovative product/process concepts taking initiative to develop new products
  • Providing significant structural design support to clients and/or customers to expand opportunities

Product & Structural Design Development:
  • Generates creative design proposals (visions, scenarios, products) in order to visualize the desired output and share it with internal and external team members.
  • Lead research activities, identify and map unique opportunities, and effectively translates customer needs into actionable design requirements.
  • Translates the requirements identified into real product design proposals, leveraging an extraordinary ability to explore different design solutions and further develop them in 3D.
  • Works comfortably with the engineering function and proactively produces solutions that take into account manufacturability and feasibility.
  • Responsible for driving to final design recommendations, decisions and design approval to enable execution / production phases.
  • Ensure thorough consideration of all project variables and that the final solution (product, service) will perform as planned.
  • Design Project Management: Responsible for partnering across disciplines within PepsiCo and external suppliers to ensure design assets are developed and delivered with quality, value, and on-time.
  • Energizes and leads both the internal business and R&D team and external design resources from idea phase to commercialization.
  • Ensures each stakeholder understands his/her role and responsibilities throughout the creative process.
  • Regularly reviews the status of projects with appropriate leadership to verify that Company and Division expectations are met.


  • 8+ years of deep product and structural design and production experience (preferably in a global and matrixed environment, and cross industry experience)
  • Undergraduate degree in Design (ID preferred)
  • Strong design and development process
  • Extraordinary knowledge of 3D modeling and rendering
  • Extraordinary form-factor exploration, great sketching ability and modeling skills
  • Deep understanding of engineering processes and product manufacturability
  • Good communicator that is able to present their ideas clearly and with conviction
  • Excellent, creative problem solving
  • Strong conceptual designing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills across all levels
  • Plans, recommends, and completes major product design programs leading to innovative solutions having

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Category: Design
Job Type: Pipeline

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