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PepsiCo Food Scientist Job Plano, TX

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Date: Nov 18, 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


         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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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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