PepsiCo Nutrition is
central to the Company's future and instrumental in innovation efforts.
This role is integral in helping to shape the organization in these
efforts for the Global Nutrition Group and the Quaker food, snack and beverage
businesses so they reflect company wide
approaches. This position has responsibility for global project and
process management that requires a broad scope and understanding of
international and US nutrition agendas.
Establish, coordinate, and lead a research program
advancing the translation of nutrition science of our grains portfolio in
key clinical areas e.g. heart health, weight management and diabetes,
with specific consumer relevance.
Evaluate and translate internal and external clinical data
to identify market ready opportunities for the business units and drive
the integration of such opportunities in terms of claims, IP,
Positioning, into future product platforms
A keen understanding of consumer needs is necessary to
design a research program which will deliver relevant solutions to the
business in a format that is readily applicable in consumer products.
Support PepsiCo Nutrition senior leadership with key
positions on new and emerging nutrition science,
provide presentations to support business and nutrition leaders on
specific research platforms. Prepare content for the global R&D
report which highlights the nutrition research program.
Enable the organization to make informed decisions on
innovation on health and wellness related issues in the context of
grains, fiber and key health states such as heart health, weight
management and diabetes.
Ability to network internally, and influence highly matrix
teams to achieve the end goal is a must; key stakeholders will be
regulatory, marketing, legal, product development, consumer insights and
business unit leaders.
Identify talent; build capability and higher levels of
competency for scientific research and rigor within your team to advance
the translation of nutrition science in PepsiCo products to the best
Maintain a strong network with the academic community, key
influencers, federal and trade organizations, in addition to peers within
Leverage position housed in US business to foster
communication and sharing of best practices across the globe. Build key
relationships across a complex matrix environment with competing
priorities, with ability to balance scientific interests with commercial
Provide leadership to Quaker regional partners by
recognizing opportunities of synergy and cross collaboration in terms of
sharing scientific and technical insights.
Manage at least one direct report with the possibility of
additional direct reports in the future.
Publication and patent filling record.
Monitoring of project work by the team and org health
Feedback from stakeholders and regional Nutrition and
Feedback from stakeholders and regional Nutrition
Directors to transfer information or approaches to find solutions
PhD with 10+ years experience in
Nutrition science research in a commercial environment. Strong
Ability to lead a team and coordinate a scientific program
Demonstrated ability to design a clinical program with
tangible marketable outcomes for example claims, IP positioning etc.
Demonstrated ability in commercially relevant research.
Strong leadership presence and ability to work and
communicate effectively in cross functional teams, while aggressively
working together to meet timelines.
Proven ability to influence at all levels of the
Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills
Flexibility and ability to work with diverse cultural