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PepsiCo Food Scientist Job Plano, TX

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Date: Oct 19, 2011

Location: Plano, TX, USA

As a Food Scientist 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

 

 

 


Requirements:

 

 

         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

 



Ref: 7892BR

  


Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
Job Segments: Business Development, Chemistry, Engineer, Engineering, Food Science, Food Service, Hospitality, Laboratory, Product Development, Research, Research Scientist, Sales, Science, Scientific, Scientist

 

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