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R&D Packaging Engineer

Valhalla, New York
Research and Development

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Job Description

Auto req ID: 164224BR

Job Description

Why PepsiCo?
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader operating in more than 200 countries with a product portfolio that includes 22 world-famous, billion-dollar brands. From Gatorade to Quaker, to LIFEWTR, to Lay’s, we make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.

Innovation is a critical way we impact the market, as well as communities around the globe. We believe there is value in products, people, and planet. And we strive to make a difference by creating solutions that leave a lasting positive footprint.

Our culture is driven by our employees. No two days are the same; we’re dynamic and full of passionate teams embracing new ideas through our collaborative spirit. At PepsiCo, What Makes You Unique, Makes Us Better!


As a R&D Packaging Engineer, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Support category packaging global innovation to deliver AOP goals
    Actively manage packaging projects across packaging materials
    Drive new packaging development and initial commercialization in both BM and ecommerce channels
    Initiate and perform economic and technical feasibility studies on new packaging development through ideation to initial commercialization
    Follow technical stage gate process, create package development plan & timeline and manage project budget
    Maintain open communication and build strong relationships with internal & external teams from suppliers to cross functions
    Implement project plans against timeline and budget, create trial protocols, lead plant trials, conduct all tests and analyze test results to ensure successful delivery of quality standards
    Create, maintain and update packaging material and assembly specifications

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Mechanical, Package Engineering, or related degree
    0-3 years experience in Packaging or related field
    Experience in the development and execution of packaging projects
    Working knowledge of technical qualifications for packaging components
    Strong communication skills and presentation skills in technical & non-technical environment
    Strong project management skills in developing project timelines with multiple cross-functional touch points and managing project budgets and spending
    Must be able to manage multiple projects, timelines and budgets in fast paced environment
    Familiarity with data science preferred
    30% travel

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.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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