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Global Principal Scientist - Dips/Sauces

Plano, Texas
Research and Development

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United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 149896BR

Job Description

PepsiCo is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies. The company employs approximately 290,000 people worldwide, and its products are sold in over 200 countries. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 18 brands that each generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our Principal Scientist - Dips/Sauces wll:

  • Lead Dips / Salsa technical projects through exploration of ingredients, formulation, process technologies, and packaging interaction
  • Gain critical experiences across key Innovation, Productivity, and Stewardship projects to build knowledge base as company’s subject matter expert and critical professional on Dips / Salsa platform
  • Explore new ingredients, products, and processes leveraging internal development and external resources.
  • Utilize experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations.
  • Develop, plan, conduct, and coordinate product development initiatives.
  • Coordinate production at bench top, pilot plant, and manufacturing levels for shelf life, stability, sales samples, scale-up, and other needs
  • Interpret data and communicate impact to the business
  • Provide trial and commercialization support to products at manufacturing facilities
  • Effectively manage multiple projects (new, existing) and project types (Innovation, Productivity, and Brand Stewardship / Quality), develop work streams, define resource needs and drive alignment across R&D
  • Input, review, and finalize formula specifications and ingredient specifications
  • Actively participate in marketing research programs including focus groups and other consumer research formats.
  • Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, suppliers, and formulations
  • Stay current on FDA regulations & other external factors to implement necessary changes & mitigate risks
  • Support talent development by providing guidance and oversight to less experienced developers and technicians.
  • Represent R&D on multi-functional business teams
  • Influence others through strong communication & interpersonal skills

Qualifications/Requirements

  • M.S. or Ph.D degree in Food Science or Food Engineering field with 7+ years of experience
  • Strong knowledge in ingredient functionality & formulation chemistry, and demonstrated of product innovation
  • Experience in dips or spreads (ie. salsa, cheese, dairy, bean) or high moisture product development and manufacturing
  • Experience with vegetables (ie. tomatoes), dairy ingredient processing, and beans / legumes product development & scale-up
  • Experience with thermal processing calculations & commercial sterilization technologies such as hot fill, retort, and aseptic
  • Strong working knowledge of experimental design & product development protocols (from concept to execution), including formulation, stability testing, product/package interaction, sensory and consumer testing methodology.
  • Possess strong work ethic and ability to be a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Adapts to change well with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.
  • Outstanding teamwork and communication skills
  • Strong organization, documentation, and formula management skills
  • Interest & desire for long term technical career in Dips / Salsa platform and high moisture foods

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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