-The key goal for this position is to deliver unsurpassed flavours and seasonings for East Europe Region snacks portfolio in line with global flavour strategy as well as with aligned budget and timings using Insights and Consumer needs, in cooperation with relevant functions ( Marketing, SCPI, Commercialization, Regulatory, etc.) to deliver competitive advantage and lead challenging renovation & optimisation programs
-Work actively with the Commercial and Marketing teams to help define short- &long-term innovation goals by providing NPD support, i.e. translating consumer insights on product and process capabilities, etc.
-Manage raw material suppliers (incl. seasoning houses) & 3rd parties to lead work programmes PepsiCo
-Understand sensory and consumer product testing methods and data very well to deliver superior products to market and capture product intelligence.
-Plan, organise and supervise/delegate pilot/plant trials within our own factories and co-manufacturers
-Prepare product specifications, recipes, label information, and transfer into the available Documentation Systems
- Higher degree in Foods / Chemistry / Engineering or related disciplines
-Minimum of 4 years’ previous experience in FMCG ( Food preferably) R&D, product or technology development roles & ability to demonstrate established competence at product and process development.
-English is a must (upper-intermediate)
-Passion for creativity and innovation within a commercially driven environment.
-Strives for high standards, seeks innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement of products and processes and demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail.
-Established project management skills to effectively & efficiently drive multiple projects across different markets
-Deep understanding of Food Science, Food Engineering and Manufacturing.
-Ability to quickly analyse complex problems to find actionable pragmatic solutions
-Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and negotiate effectively across all levels and all functions of the organization
-Whilst the role is day based at one location, willing to work flexible hours on occasion and travel as necessary
Job Type: Regular