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R&D Global Principal Scientist, Nutrition Sciences - Snacks

Plano, Texas
Research and Development

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 157376BR

Job Description

As a global Principal Scientist in Nutrition Sciences, you will utilize your knowledge in nutrition science, food chemistry, food processing and other sciences to deliver compelling nutrition focused solutions to our R&D and business partners. You will lead global projects where your work will be making a global impact on our snacks by researching new ways to make snack foods palatable and healthy for our consumers; you will also make an impact by using your critical thinking skills to determine technical solutions and solve by utilizing research technologies.

Expectations for the role:

  • Provide expertise and insights to global R&D and business partners ensuring compliance with Performance with Purpose and other internal criteria.
  • Lead research projects to discover nutritional benefits of ingredients or improve the ways of processing and delivering our foods; develop and support new product concepts aligned with strategic imperative
  • Provide nutrition science expertise in cross-category teams/taskforces to inform, align and disseminate nutrition science based criteria, policy and guidance
  • Identify future research opportunities and help drive execution of research projects to support business objectives
  • Drive external engagement with KOLs and influence to drive clear communication of our goals and research outcomes
  • Gain exposure by participating in internal and external stakeholder engagements to healthy snacks innovation, supporting PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose compliance and educating the workforce to be more nutrition savvy.


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • M.Sc or Ph.D Degree in Nutrition Sciences or Food Sciences or Food Chemistry or closely related discipline preferred
  • M.Sc plus 7 years professional work experience or Ph.D plus 5 plus years professional work experience in a similar role in nutrition, food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Expertise in translating nutrition science into compelling, clear communication; utilizing scientific expertise to identify opportunities and challenges in relation to product renovation and innovation; clinical trial design, development, and execution is desired
Preferred Skills and knowledge:
  • Food Manufacturing/Consumer Product Goods environment
  • Food science/technology
  • Project management
  • Regulatory
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to:
  • Translate complex nutrition science into accessible messaging and communication
  • Develop and maintain a wide internal and external network
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Persuade and influence
  • To work within/navigate a matrixed organization

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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