Director, Global Product Design

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: November 17, 2016
  • Reference ID: 104233BR
  • The Director, Product Design, is responsible for the management and execution of comprehensive product design and structural packaging projects within PepsiCo.
  • This role reports to the Design Lead for Product Design (Martin Broen). Successful candidates will demonstrate superior ability to drive, from ideation to execution, quality design practice
  • applied to three-dimensional products, managing in the best way the whole design and development process.
  • Their work will be a mix of internal execution and collaboration with external partners.
  • Successful candidates possess outstanding technical knowledge, aesthetics sensibility, design skills in form-exploration, physical problem-solving and visual communication.

Creates commercial advantage through activities in one or more of the following areas:
  • Developing innovative product design solutions to create business value for PepsiCo and its brands
  • Applying new technologies or new design or brand principles in innovative product/process concepts
  • taking initiative to develop new products
  • Providing significant product support to clients and/or customers to expand opportunities

Product Development:

  • Generates creative design proposals (visions, scenarios, products) in order to visualize the desired output and share it with internal and external team members.
  • Lead research activities, identify and map unique opportunities, and effectively translates customer needs into actionable design requirements.
  • Translates the requirements identified into real product design proposals, leveraging an extraordinary ability to explore different design solutions and further develop them in 3D.
  • Works comfortably with the engineering function and proactively produces solutions that take into account manufacturability and feasibility.
  • Responsible for driving to final design recommendations, decisions and design approval to enable execution / production phases.
  • Ensure thorough consideration of all project variables and that the final solution (product, service) will perform as planned.
  • Design Project Management: Responsible for partnering across disciplines within PepsiCo and external suppliers to ensure design assets are developed and delivered with quality, value, and on-time.
  • Energizes and leads both the internal business and R&D team and external design resources from idea phase to commercialization.
  • Ensures each stakeholder understands his/her role and responsibilities throughout the creative process.
  • Regularly reviews the status of projects with appropriate leadership to verify that Company and Division expectations are met.


  • 10+ years of deep product design and production experience (preferably in a global and matrixed environment, and cross industry experience)
  • Undergraduate degree in Design
  • Strong design and development process
  • Extraordinary knowledge of 3D modeling and rendering
  • Extraordinary form-factor exploration, great sketching ability and modeling skills
  • Deep understanding of engineering processes and product manufacturability
  • Good communicator that is able to present their ideas clearly and with conviction
  • Excellent, creative problem solving
  • Strong conceptual designing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills across all levels
  • Plans, recommends, and completes major product design programs leading to innovative solutions having significant impact on the business/staff organization.
  • Advances and utilizes knowledge of technical, design, product, and market information.
  • Maintains a flow of major technical and design contributions (e.g. experience design, material/product/process innovations).

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Limited Relocation

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