PepsiCo Careers

Supply Chain Director

United States
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 143369BR

Job Description

Position Title: Director, SC Field Quality Control
Band: LG1
Reports To: Vice President, SC Quality NAB
Department: Supply Chain
Travel: Min 50%

This is a work from home position.

Job Description: The Quality Director role has responsibility for food safety, product and package quality, regulatory adherence and consumer satisfaction throughout the supply chain for all locations in their respective area for plant and warehouse operations. The SC Quality Director works with the Vice President to continuously improve our Quality & Food Safety systems by reviewing current organizational performance, changing regulations and customer demands. This is achieved by providing technical support, training, Quality | Food Safety tools, robust standards, standardized procedures and support to locations to maintain the high Quality products Pepsi consumers expect. The Director will work with field locations and distribution warehouses to provide guidance and development of their direct reports to improve Quality and Food Safety through support of department initiatives.

Role / Responsibilities:

  • Protect Pepsi-Cola Trademark and ensure product quality and safety.
  • Drive Quality & Food Safety Initiatives through support and coaching of employees that have responsibility for directly working with their respective producing plants and distribution warehouses.
  • Monitor, report and improve quality & food safety performance in plants and warehouses in respective area of responsibility:
  • Food Safety
  • Food SMA, Safe Food for Canadians Act
  • Product Quality
  • Package Quality
  • Consumer Quality
  • Quality System Compliance
  • Food Safety Compliance
  • Achieve and maintain Food Safety Management System Certification (GFSI)
  • No recalls
  • Support Productivity Initiatives
  • Develop programs and tools to monitor and drive continuous improvement
  • Coach and train personnel to develop leadership, technical competence and effectively utilize system tools
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the development of the Quality & Food Safety strategy for PepsiCo bottlers.
  • Align regions, MUs, corporate entities, plant departments on Quality & Food Safety Initiatives
  • Assess field capability and develop action plans to develop weaknesses and leverage strengths
  • Perform audits to ensure requirements are met.
  • Partner with NAB cross functional partners to support respective regions and NAB holistically
  • Monitor and react to sanitation category and microbiological compliance
  • Ensure standard lab is assessed, implemented and maintained
  • Work with colleagues to assess, develop and execute strategy for beverage sector standardization


Technical Skills Required:

  • Computer literate in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong Analytical Capability
  • Understands statistics and can coach statistical principles
  • Microbiology and sanitation background
  • Understands GMP requirements in supply chain operations
  • Deep regulatory knowledge within US and Canada
  • Deep technical knowledge of the beverage industry process
  • Towering strength and ability to use numbers and metrics, not opinions, to dive fact based changes
  • Ability to challenge operational paradigms through technical knowledge

Leadership Skills Required:
  • Proven leadership of complex product portfolio and supply chain
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to identify and develop strategies to improve capacity and throughput in a high-speed manufacturing environment.
  • Manage external vendors, contractors, consulting partners across multiple sites to execute quality and food safety initiatives
  • Strategic thinker both short and long term
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Manage annual Travel & Expense budget
  • Strong Influence Skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to work well with other strong personalities
  • Manage diverse employees
  • Facilitate inclusion
  • Highly motivated and self – directed
  • Political savvy to drive change at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work well with other strong personalities
  • Strategic thinker both short and long term
  • Ability to lead and influence others across multi-site regions, functions and levels for decision making
  • Manage and influence effectively both internally and externally:
  • Assign food safety responsibilities at all levels of the organization
  • Collaborate with multiple PepsiCo functions (GP, R&D, Legal, Regulatory, Food Safety, Finance, Sales, Warehouse Operations, Distribution, Fleet)
  • Partner with raw material and packaging suppliers to ensure Quality materials through enhanced Quality & Food Safety Systems
  • Work with company owned, franchise, joint ventures, partnership and contract manufacturing operation leaders through building strong professional relationships and influencing skills to drive continuous Quality improvement

Education / Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science or Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Min of 15 years of manufacturing experience
  • 10 years of experience in quality, food safety related functions

Technical Skills and Certifications as Strong Assets:
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified as Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • Certified Quality Auditor or Quality Manager.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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.

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