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PepsiCo Food Scientist Intern Job Valhalla, NY

Date: Sep 21, 2011

Location: Valhalla, NY, USA

PepsiCo Food Scientist Intern

Locations: Plano, TX; Barrington, IL; Valhalla, NY

PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that each generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade - also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in more than 200 countries. With annualized revenues of nearly $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. For more information, please visit .

All around the world, PepsiCo is making a difference. And so can you. Our success depends on nurturing the diverse perspectives and skills our people bring to our business. Find a place to grow your own unique talents by exploring a career with PepsiCo.

As a Food Scientist Intern at PepsiCo, you have unique opportunities to increase technical knowledge by participating in the development of a diverse portfolio of snack and beverage product categories. Food Scientists at PepsiCo translate strategic market objectives into new products and processes. Scientists participate in and lead accelerated product development life cycles that include new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization and production start-up for test market and national launching of new products

Key responsibilities/accountabilities:



         Utilize scientific methods to develop knowledge that creates business opportunities that support the company strategic market objectives


         Provide technical risk assessment/perspectives related to new product development


         Design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data to make sound technical recommendations on product and process issues


         Support development of new technology to maintain and grow the Frito-Lay business.


         Leverage external and internal experts for key analytical and sensory research


         Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, ingredients suppliers, and product formulations


         Develop product formulations that leverages expertise in food chemistry and food ingredient functionality


         Develop complete product attribute specifications for new products


         Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise in ingredient functionality


         Participate as an active member of cross-functional business development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering and other groups


         Participate in quality/product improvement and productivity initiatives



         Available to work full time in 2013


         Currently enrolled in a Graduate degree (MS/PhD.) in Food Science


         Demonstrated ability to translate business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives


         Proven ability to make significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or external resources


         Demonstrated understanding of how to incorporate business needs into technical decisions


         Ability and interest to work in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments


         Proven ability to manage multiple assignments/ tasks


         Strong communication skills (oral and written)


         Willingness to travel

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