R&D Packaging Associate Principal Engineer

Job Description

Auto req ID: 204569BR

Job Description

PepsiCo Beverages Packaging R&D is seeking an Associate Principal Packaging Engineer to lead projects within the hydration beverages innovation agenda (brands such as Aquafina, bubbly, and LifeWTR). The role is part of the Global Beverages Packaging department. Focus is to deliver package innovations and drive the development and execution of new and refreshed package forms across the range of packing materials and structures (bottles, closures, cartons, and flexible etc.) used in line with business unit strategies.

Responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • Initiate and perform technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation
  • Cross-Functional Project Leadership
  • Actively participate in Marketing and Marketing Research programs, including focus groups and other consumer research formats
  • Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills; Ability to influence cross-functional teams, in multiple locations around the globe
  • Ability to identify risks and issues with appropriated mitigation and to determine when escalation is needed
  • Contribute to Research & insights Teams to incorporate packaging requirements into plans
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for Package Development and Commercialization
  • Maintain, update, and create packaging specifications and protocols
  • 20% to 30% travel


  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, Packaging, Plastics Engineering or equivalent with 7+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field or MS or PhD (as previous) with 3+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field
  • Experience working with Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) or Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies a plus

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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