R&D Assistant Manager, Seasoning & Flavor Platform;研发助理经理,调味品平台

Job Description

Auto req ID: 203071BR

Job Description

This is a PepsiCo career opportunity. This position is in PepsiCo China HQ. Please log onto www.pepsicojobs.com/main/china to find more career possibilities in PepsiCo China.

This job re-evaluation is to convert a contractor already working on expanded work scope to a permanent position. The role setup is to provide Seasoning AOP developer (now Lan for GC and Evelyn for APAC) with enablers.
The enablers are:
1. Advantaged seasoning application – Project Splash; This aims for core Lay’s innovation
2. Flavor trend prediction utilizing Big Data, aiming for Lay’s LTO;
3. Culinary Innovation (iCrave) Lead
The above are additions to the current role of
1. Seasoning productivity;
2. Seasoning brand stewardship
With this setup, this person’s workload split should be 80% for China, and 20% for APAC.

- Deliver GP contracted seasoning productivity according to risk – rigor assessment;
- Deliver Brand Stewardship seasoning reformulation according to rish – rogor assesement;
- Deliver a technically & commercially viable process solution to Splash for industrulization, leveraging the support from local and global engineering experts;
- Identify effective solutions to trendy flavor prediction, leveraging Big Data; Build big data supplier capability;
- Support identifying pipeline of flavor advantaged application technology;
- Support setting up productivity & brand stewardship agendas;
- Nurture suppliers’ capability in seasoning reformulation;
- Drive suppliers’ capability in advantaged flavor application technology

Work Relationships:
- R&D Sr. Scientist
- R&D Director
- R&D Principle Engineer
- Flavor suppliers
- Equipment suppliers
- Data suppliers


- Degree in Food Science / Chemistry / Culinary, minimum bachelor, master preferred
- 6 years+ experience of R&D or Marketing functions in FMCG, or flavor houses, or QFS,
- Self-motivated
- Quick learner
- Logical thinker
- Good interpersonal skills, must be a team player
- Able to discriminate and articulate aroma and flavor notes, flexible in describing flavors in technical or consumer-friendly languages on proper occasions
- Need to pass simple sensory qualification test
- Worked in a role of selecting flavors or fragrance for a successful consumer product
- Having managed suppliers in a frank and fair way is a must
- Personality – Open minded, Remain curious to new stuffs / innovations

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular