iS&OP Director (Europe)

Job Description

Auto req ID: 194997BR

Job Description

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit

The role
This is a key leadership role within the Integrated Sales and Operations Planning (iS&OP) process, one of the primary processes by which we run PepsiCo ESSA (Europe Sub-Saharan Africa). You can therefore be based in any PepsiCo location in ESSA region.

We are in an exciting time with our Supply Chain function where we have key opportunities to change how we are working. In this role you ensure that the entire iS&OP process runs effectively. You will review and design a process which helps the ESSA BUs, Category Teams, Supply Chain and the EC get maximum business value.

iS&OP is a developing process within PepsiCo ESSA and, as such, the discipline and focus on a sustaining process is needed. Your engagement with partners and phenomenal influencing skills will help create an iS&OP architecture which is embedded in our business.
This role involves advising and supporting BU and Category leadership teams how to use the process to build business scenarios, make recommendations and reach decisions to harmonise commercial plans with Supply Chain capability.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • To set AOP agenda for implementation of special integrated Sales and Operations Planning (iS&OP) processes for PepsiCo ESSA

  • Drive the S&OP performance Scorecard

  • To champion, advocate and establish the use of iS&OP. Within that remit, to identify any areas of the process which are not working effectively and resolve these

  • Govern Continuous Improvement action plans to ensure that iS&OP performance issues are addressed

  • Collaborate with the S&OP, Demand and Supply planning COE leads and Sales capability teams, to ensure all iS&OP relevant critical metrics are measured and reported

  • Ensure all BU’s are assessed on a yearly basis on iS&OP maturity in order to develop a continuous improvement and capability program to harmonise planning processes across ESSA

  • Leverage internal/external networks to understand and explore innovative ideas, technology possibilities to input into the strategic roadmap

  • To maintain clear and strong links to the iS&OP Community beyond PepsiCo ESSA, inside and outside the organisation, through which the PepsiCo iS&OP ESSA can be further strengthened.


Your profile

  • Personally hugely passionate advocate of the iS&OP process

  • You understand and provide a top-line strategic view or, where needed to back up recommendations for Leadership Team decisions, a very detailed and accurate analysis is a critical skill

  • You have design and execution experience of the iS&OP process and can demonstrate success

  • High level of business insight is required - you are commercially savvy, with strong analytical skills

  • You come with a strong Commercial or Financial background

  • Leading ambiguity; working within a complex, fluid cross-functional environment running significant amounts of change

  • You show excellent influencing skills, are confident and credible when dealing with different BU Leadership Team members with more seniority and experience

  • Strong teammate and ability to flex your style to your audience

  • Comfortable with process discipline and process adherence, but also able to identify and take opportunities to further develop and strengthen the process

To be successful in this role, you have the ability to influence members of the BU Senior Leadership Teams, as well as Sector Commercial and Supply Chain leadership teams. You can ensure that they are taking the necessary action to sustain and develop the parts of the overall iS&OP process for which they and their teams are responsible.

Are you up for the challenge? You'll be rewarded with global career opportunities, constant learning and development. We offer you the opportunity to be part of a highly successful and highly ethical company that is making a difference.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline