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R&D Assistant Manager, Product Development - Fruit & Veggie 助理研发经理,产品开发 - 果蔬脆类

Shanghai, China
Research and Development

China - English

Job Description

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Job Description

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- Lead China Fruit & Veggie platform accountable for developing and managing all refresh, and reframe innovation, productivity and brand stewardship agendas consistent with AOP and PSP targets .
- The role requires cross functional collaboration with Operations, Purchase, Planning, Marketing, and Supply chain teams in China Region, while establishing raw material, process and finished product specification standards, achieving launch timing, and Gross margin targets.

- Work closely with Marketing, Insight, Supply Chain teams to drive Fruit & Veggie platform innovation strategy and pipeline development;
- Partner with cross functions and copacker to drive Fruits & Veggie related innovation, lead technical assessment to ensure product fully compliance to PepsiCo standard.
- Partner with Manufacturing, GP, QD for potential copacker sourcing to drive Fruit & Veggie pipeline for 2020 +
- In partnership with Manufacturing, GP, Finance to identify key productivity initiatives, provide technical support to achieve productivity agenda.
- Develop PwP roadmap and lead technical brand stewardship initiatives, e.g. sat fat reduction, sodium reduction, qualify improvement and PQP specification
- Ensure technical discipline and have all technical product documentation in accordance with Technical Stage Gate and POM processes.
- Lead technical team to make Fruit & Veggie prototypes to fill idea hopper by fully utilizing R&D pilot line and leverage external resources
- Lead all Fruit & Veggie related documentation development including product & process specification, weak-link, artwork and BOM etc.
- Build technical capability in the areas of Fruit & Veggie platforms.

- Lead Fruit & Veggie innovation in China, e.g. Vacuum Fried Fruit & Veggie Chips, Freezing dried Fruit & Veggie chips,
- Manage Fruit & Veggie platform R&D project budget
- Manufacturing lines:
• vacuum fry line in Kaida;
• Potential copacker line with freezing dry fruit & veggie chips capability

Working Relationships:
- Snacks R&D Region team
- China based R&D Q&FS, Sensory, Packaging, SRA, Nutrition
- Global R&D platform and function team
- Marketing, Consumer Insight, Manufacturing, GP
- HR, Finance
- Ingredient supplier
- Copacker


- Literacy in both spoken & written Chinese is a must;
- Bachelor degree or above in food science, food engineering or adjacent subjects.
- Fluent communication skill include writing and speaking both in Chinese and English
- English skill both on technical and business communication
- < 6 years working experience in food manufacturing or adjacent business, <4 years working experience Multinational Food Company in product development.
- Basic leadership skill and talent development experience.
- Expert on methodology , process or tools that apply to R&D projects / activities
- Basic knowledge about the adjacent technical functions include but not limited to nutrition, technical regulatory, technical consumer insight, packaging.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular