Engineering Technical Manager - Foodservice – Valhalla, NY

(Pepsi-Cola KL)

PepsiCo is a world leader in convenient foods and beverages, with 2005 revenues of more than $32 billion and more than 157,000 employees.

The company consists of Frito-Lay North America, PepsiCo Beverages North America, PepsiCo International and Quaker Foods North America. PepsiCo brands are available in nearly 200 countries and territories and generate sales at the retail level of about $85 billion.

PepsiCo offers product choices to meet a broad variety of needs and preference -- from fun-for-you items to product choices that contribute to healthier lifestyles.

PepsiCo’s mission is “To be the world's premier consumer products company focused on convenient foods and beverages. We seek to produce healthy financial rewards to investors as we provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which we operate. And in everything we do, we strive for honesty, fairness and integrity.”

The Pepsi-Cola Technical Manager, Engineering will lead and coordinates cross functional teams to develop and execute plans and activities required to successfully launch new Foodservice products on a world-wide basis.  Leverages technical, project management and organizational expertise to develop business and project plans required for large-scale new product introductions.  Leads, manages and mentors a diverse set of resources in overcoming technical and business hurdles.

Key Accountabilities:
- Manages Cross-Functional project teams to successfully commercialize and launch new Foodservice beverages (carbonated and non-carbonated) into Pepsi bottling plants, Contract Bottling, Franchise Bottling, and Concentrate Operations
? Develop process specifications that insure manufacturing sustainability and quality
? Manage and execute all required plant trials from pilot to scale-up and commercial trials
? Effectively work with cross functional team
- Influence Foodservice work plan:  prioritization, manage expectations on timing & resources
- Leverage Microsoft Office Project for critical path communication
- Identify roles & responsibilities to drive accountability (RACI Charts)
- Conduct appropriate project risk assessments and define a mitigation plan
- Develop knowledge of fountain equipment, product application and customer requirements
- Leverage knowledge to develop robust commercialization plans
- Lead project team meetings with clear concise communication and timely action plans

Education & Experience:
? BS in Chemical, Mechanical or Food Science Engineering. Master?s degree recommended in a complimentary discipline or equivalent expertise.  
? Proven track record of 10 plus years of experience in project management, commercialization and process engineering and development

Experience with Foodservice product applications:  food or beverage formulations and manufacturing operations
Experience with juice and juice base beverage manufacturing a plus

Other Job Requirements:
This position will require flexibility in working hours to set-up and complete scale?ups, plant trials, audits or plant startups that may extend past typical working hours.
Field Travel will be required (international).  Estimated 35%.

Additional Information:

  • Travel Percentage: 35%

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