Sr Manager Holistic Cost Management, Cost Activist

Job Description

Auto req ID: 209463BR

Job Description

Holistic Cost Management (HCM) is a strategic priority to fuel PepsiCo’s ambitious growth aspirations. We are driving savings through HCM to reinvest to win in the marketplace by following some key guiding principles (thinking holistically, externally focused to win, ingrained in the culture to drive adoption). Starting 2020 and for coming years, we will drive our HCM program on three tracks.

  • Build Cost Management Center of Excellence to assemble intimate knowledge of cost base, provide visibility, share learnings and best practices; and guide and enable HCM efforts
  • Drive a robust portfolio of cost capabilities. Six core planks defined, with significant progress on key capabilities. Key to ensure progress and deliver results on in-flight capabilities and to launch key new capabilities
  • Ingrain HCM as part of our culture through reinforcing operating model, communication, tracking
The Sr Manager Cost CoE (Cost Activist) role will be integral in building HCM as a critical capability for Pepsico by driving the CoE and creating a new critical capability for PepsiCo. This role will be a core part of a small central team and work closely with functional experts in global and with key stakeholders in the markets/sectors. This role will drive the integration and development of intimate knowledge of our cost structure; Conduct deep-dive reviews of cost structure for key markets; Incorporate relevant external perspective through benchmarks as well as bring in external best practices for cost management such as ZBB or others; challenge cost structure and processes to identify disruptive opportunities to manage cost and drive performance.

Accountabilities:
  • Incorporate best practices and into our processes and analytical tools to be able to replicate and scale in additional markets to establish coat capability
  • Explore alternative methodologies for cost management, including principles of ZBB and others
  • Build and concentrate intimate knowledge of cost base to provide visibility and enable management of holistic cost base
  • Will challenge the current status quo in costs by incorporating external perspective through benchmarks and best practices that can reveal material cost opportunities for markets during diagnostic
  • Challenge vision of target cost structure for key markets and glide path with a robust action plan
#LI-USA

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum 6 years experience
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Experience in best in class cost-oriented enterprises
  • Experience in the successful application of ZBB, PMI, other performance improvement programs
  • Ability to engage with senior stakeholders within the organization and across multiple functions
  • Ability to influence others at all levels and effectively empower and delegate across multiple project teams
  • High level of business acumen: must be commercially savvy with outstanding analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to challenge constructively to question the status quo and drive impact and change and influence in order to drive action
  • High level of leadership and strategic acumen

#LI-USA

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular