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Thermal Processing Principle Scientist Process Authority,Location Free

Shanghai Municipality, China
Research and Development

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China - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 162268BR

Job Description



At PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and North Africa, people from different backgrounds and experiences eagerly roll up their sleeves, pitch in and get to work. We share a desire to succeed, and to win! We get great satisfaction knowing that our ideas are not only championed, but they are acted upon and brought to life.

Our commitment to creating the best consumer products begins with our people.

Please Note: This is a Location Flexible role with AMENA. The incumbent selected for the role will continue to be based out of their current location.


Based out of one of our offices for Asia, Middle East and North Africa, the main purpose of the role is to support with guidance from the Regional Process Authority, the design and development of thermal and non thermal process delivering microbiological control to ensure the safety and legality of products across all categories and technologies ( food, beverage, and dairy). The role provides support for the development of the thermal and non thermal processing parameters and to deliver the required PepsiCo Food Safety and Quality standards for all manufacturing processes. The R&D Associate Manager will assist in the validation of new equipment, processes, products and packaging as capable to achieve the required level of microbiological reduction and control, assist in ensuring existing processes are properly validated as capable to achieve the required level of microbiological reduction and control, provide support to the Regional Process Authority in the execution of microbiological validation including using external 3rd party expertise as required and to understand the regulatory requirements for compliance.

Key Accountabilitiles:

  • Support the development of robust procedures to ensure the correct design, support the development and approval of thermal and non thermal processes to deliver microbiological control in line with PepsiCo and local regulatory requirements across all categories and technologies taking into account industry best practice.
  • Support the development and maintenance of Regional reference library of process parameters required to meet PepsiCo Food Safety and Quality standards across all categories and technologies.
  • Support the validation of new equipment, processes, products and packaging in conjunction with key stakeholders, R&D and Technical Services keeping aware of and up to date with industry technical developments
  • Support the validation of existing processes to ensure they are capable to deliver the required level of microbiological product integrity
  • Assist the Regional Process Authority to assure process control requirements are fit for purpose to be integrated into the daily operation at the site. Participate in trouble shooting and corrective action management as require.
  • Support the Daily manufacturing operations to ensure commercial sterility of all PepsiCo products through evaluating process irregularities, deviations, and audit functions.
  • To support, with guidance from the Regional Process Authority, the design and development of thermal and non thermal process delivering microbiological control to ensure the safety and legality of products across all categories and technologies ( food, beverage, and dairy)
  • To provide support for the development of the thermal and non thermal processing parameters to deliver the required PepsiCo Food Safety and Quality standards for all manufacturing processes.
  • To assist in the validation of new equipment, processes, products and packaging as capable to achieve the required level of microbiological reduction and control
  • To assist in ensuring existing processes are properly validated as capable to achieve the required level of microbiological reduction and control
  • To provide support to the Regional Process Authority in the execution of microbiological validation including using external 3rd part expertise as required
  • To understand the regulatory requirements for compliance
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Qualifications/Requirements

Key Skills/Experience Required:
  • Masters or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Microbiology or other related technical field
  • Experience in the Food industry in process engineering, microbiology, food science, or related role
  • Technical understanding, across a range of food/beverage/dairy process and packaging operations
  • Must have an understanding of the following principles of thermal bacteriology, food regulations, process calculations and lethality determination, statistics, and process data collection
  • Some experience of the validation and management of thermal and non thermal processes designed for microbiological control
  • Knowledge of managing food safety in a production environment using HACCP and Food Safety principles
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Confident in communication across a range of stakeholder groups ideally both internal & external
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Knowledge of second European language would be very beneficial
  • Cultural sensitivity/flexible in responding to direct cultures
  • Self-starter able to work independently and within cross functional teams
  • Ability to travel globally
  • Models PepsiCo values

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Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular