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PepsiCo - Manager - Research & Development - Beverages (5-7 yrs)

Gurgaon Job Code: 785897

Industry - FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Category - Operations

Skills - R&D, Product Development, Beverages

Job Type - Permanent

Job Description - Main Purpose -

To lead formulation development of specific products under the Beverages platform and deliver successful productivity linked projects against the innovation agenda under India BU Carbonated Beverage portfolio significantly meeting applicable Regulatory, Operations and Commercial targets.

Accountabilities -

- Lead appropriate product development lab work, including timely development of bench-top prototypes, implementation and maintenance of stability testing, and support scale-ups for commercialization under JDs & New products under beverages

- Lead the flavour development program for R&D Beverages with appropriate learnings in flavour tools and techniques to ensure quality, speed and cost of flavour work with Flavour partners

- Collaborate with Nutrition and Regulatory functions and accurately implement guardrails and targets in advance of project delivery . Display advanced level of understanding in these areas

- Collaborate with International and local experts / Institutions on processes, quality challenges , best practices and document/share New Technology and techniques on beverage processing and leads implementation of best practices developed


- Employ experimental design and statistical processes to provide robust formulation support by conceptualizing and preparing laboratory/pilot beverages and concentrates and adequately iterating on product attributes basis analytical and sensory evaluation

- Rigorously implementing basic Project management tools in all areas of product development work

- Integrate Consumer test results with key product deliverables and provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives

- Ensure accurate processes for preparation , sampling and codification for analytical and sensory evaluations and interpretation of results

- Ensure clear work prioritization and action plans for self and DR (TBD) basis changing business strategies and establish responsibilities for cross functional support areas and monitor progress.

- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal , including documenting work/ programs accurately and timely into appropriate formats ( eg. laboratory notebooks)

- Utilization of interpersonal skills to work effectively within teams and cross-functions including International PD teams

Experience and Qualification

MS in a Food Science & Technology or related scientific field with > 5-7 years experience

A proven track record in product development esp in Beverages

Knowledge & Experience

- Advanced knowledge of Formulation development techniques including Design of Experiments and Statistical applications

- Experience of working in FMCG sector essential with advanced knowledge of food science, Process technology, and good understanding of Nutrition and Regulations

- Stage Gate process

- Creative ability and ability to provide thought leadership on tactical aspects of projects

- Outstanding team working and excellent communication skills

- Ability to accurately analyze and communicate implications of experimental results

Skills and Behavioral Attributes

- Good communication, interpersonal, influencing and persuasion skills

- Good project management and data interpretation skills

- Cross functional team-working

- Ability to reference and benchmark

Contact - PepsiCo -

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Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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