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R&D Packaging Associate Analyst

Valhalla, New York
Research and Development

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Job Description

Auto req ID: 159809BR

Job Description

The R&D Packaging Associate Analyst will be responsible for developing and executing brand stewardship and productivity projects to deliver against PepsiCo AOP goals for our North America Beverages function.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create new packaging development and initial commercialization project timelines to deliver PepsiCo Packaging Strategy.
    • Packaging expertise (lab scale to full production)
    • Planning and communication skills
  • Contribute to Research & Insights teams to incorporate packaging requirements into plans.
  • Maintain open communication and build strong relationships with multiple functions.
  • Provide support of new package development and commercialization programs.
  • Develop understanding of packages, products, and processes to support development of new packaging platforms, and contribute to troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Support economic and technical feasibility studies on packaging platforms.
  • Provide technical support for field issue resolution.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external partners.

Critical Competencies:
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication / presentation skills
  • Results driven
  • Innovative thinking

Qualifications/Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Packaging Engineering.
  • 1+ years professional experience and/or internship experience
  • Any experience with the following is a plus:​​
    • manufacturing processes for beverages
    • development and execution of packaging programs
    • hot fill, cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging
    • flexible and rigid packaging

Other Job Requirements:
  • This position will require flexibility in working hours to set up and complete scale-ups, plant trials, or plant startups that may extend past typical working hours.
  • Some North America field travel will be required 20-30% total.
  • Occasional weekend travel is normal due to time required to travel to certain locations.

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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