R&D Senior Analyst, Project Management Office

Job Description

Auto req ID: 175899BR

Job Description

You Care about what your work means to the rest of the world - so do we. Imagine what can happen when we work together.

The Project Management Office (PMO) is accountable for leading PepsiCo Global Beverages R&D projects from start to finish by leveraging tools, influencing others and constantly communicating to deliver projects with excellence. The Senior Analyst will become a champion of how projects are done at PepsiCo along with exposure to cross functional teams and cascade that knowledge across the enterprise.


Job Accountabilities:

  • Facilitate the definition of scope, project goals, and success criteria

  • Plan, schedule & track project timelines and milestone deliverables using appropriate tools

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members in a timely and clear fashion

  • Communicate with Key stakeholders on an ongoing basis

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and customers

  • Estimate budget proposals, resource needs and recommend additional budget needs as per the analysis.

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations

  • Issue status reports to the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential constraints and devise contingency plans

  • Influence project team members to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work (inside and outside organization)

  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project

  • Conduct project “lessons learned” meetings and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements

  • Understand and use best practices & tools for project management and execution

  • Create and lead cross functional Technical Teams through the Stage Gate process from Idea Refinement to Launch

  • Communication conduit between the R&D cross functional Technical Team and the Business Team

  • Understand the key technical characteristics and general business implications of the broad range of products, process, and packaging technologies used by PepsiCo

  • Develop effective working relationships to gain matrix resources to support group's initiatives

  • Perform risk analysis for complex projects, resulting in risk registers, mitigation strategies, and communication plans

  • Clearly communicate project status, risks and scope creep with impact to all stakeholders on a regular basis

Qualifications/Requirements

Critical Competencies:
The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, online, and in person, across multiple cultures.

  • Ability to function effectively in stressful, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.

  • Meeting facilitation skills

  • Experience writing scope statements

  • Strong understanding of linking research to business opportunity

  • Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate multi-faceted teams

  • Team Work: Ability to manage multiple priorities, think on their feet, and execute with speed

  • Initiative and follow through


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree of Science

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience overall

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project is a plus

  • Experience in a consumer products research & development function a plus

  • Background in development and commercialization of new products strongly desired

  • Familiarity with PMI methodology preferred

  • Project Management Professional Certified (PMP) is strongly desired

  • Six Sigma Knowledge/experience a plus

  • Willing to travel globally

  • Multilingual skills a plus

Demonstrated Personal Traits:

  • Innovative/Creative

  • High energy

  • Tactical thinker

  • Assertive

  • Team player (good interpersonal skills, able to inspire/lead others)

  • Positive, "can do" attitude

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Process discipline

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

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

Please view our Pay Transparency Statement