R & D
Research & Development
Around the world, we're working hard to
give people the tastes they crave and the nutrition they need. We dream
globally and act locally, constantly innovating to sustain our planet, our
people, our communities and our business practices. New markets mean new
ways of doing business, and new ways of addressing health concerns,
cultural differences and environmental challenges. Every day is an
adventure, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
The Specification & Technologist supports the accurate and consistent
creation and central documentation of all specifications across the Grains
Portfolio. This role will lead the specification process with Product
Developers, R&D QA management, Purchasing and Suppliers. Key
accountabilities of this role will also include development and
implementation of relevant tools and processes that support changing
business needs, and to apply quality assurance principles to ensure
compliance and targeted performance. Ingredient & Finished Product
Setting and maintenance of sufficient
specification review cycles for R&D Developers
Execution of advanced searches across
specification databases (not currently implemented) to support spec
maintenance or to drive critical business resolution.
Creation of rigorous R&D business
processes enabling the central documentation and approval of
Collaboration with product developers
across the Grains portfolio, requesting and compiling all specifications
into a central R&D database
Review of new and existing R&D
specifications during compilation to identify specification gaps and
inconsistencies requiring R&D development support
Creation and institution of a central
R&D specification approval process, ensuring sufficient review and
approval of new specifications.
Preparation of business requirements and
technical input supporting the creation of new specifications and standards
IT infrastructure supporting R&D.
Training of R&D Developers to create,
write, document, and secure approval of ingredient and product/process
Tracking of volume and approval status of
new and existing specifications.
Support of specification routings,
documentation and distribution to Supply Chain
Reporting of Quality performance related
to specification activity and documentation as part of regular QA
Assurance of personal safety for self and
BS in Food Science or related technical
Bachelor to Master's degree in Engineering
or Food Science or related discipline preferred.
5+ years of R&D product experience
Knowledge and ability to evaluate
specifications, analytical methods and food properties with ingredients and
Solid computer skills, including
experience in databases
Understand of basic product development
elements, and principles of quality assurance and control, including
Solid interpersonal skills necessary to
work effectively across functional teams, resource levels and especially
with ingredient suppliers.
Must possess effective oral and written
All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with
Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
If you'd like more information about your
EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO
is the Law (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster)
& EEO is the Law Supplement (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster-supplement)
documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of
your web browser.
Job Ref: 84333BR