Packaging Engineer

Project Manager in the Pepsi-Cola North America Package Development Group. A strong focus on carbonated beverage and water packaging. Develop and execute packaging optimization programs to deliver against PepsiCo's Productivity agenda.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage new packaging development and initial commercialization to deliver PepsiCo Packaging Productivity Strategy
  • Cross-functional project leadership
  • Packaging expertise (lab scale to full production)
  • Planning and communication skills
  • Maintain open communication and build strong relationships with multiple functions.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in support of new package development and commercialization.
  • Develop deep understanding of strategic packaging components to support development of new packaging programs and contribute to troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Initiate and perform economic and technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through technology shifts.
  • Lead development and optimization of packaging specifications for all PCNA packaging formats.
  • Provide technical support for field issue resolution.
  • Create development and initial commercialization timelines for all projects.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external partners.

Critical Competencies:

  • Broad knowledge of packaging materials
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Teamwork
  • Strong project management skills
  • Communication / presentation skills
  • Packaging manufacturing processes
  • Results driven
  • Innovative thinking


Education & Experience:
  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Plastics Engineering with 5 plus years experience in related consumer goods field.
  • Master in Business or Engineering a plus.
  • Previous experience in the development and execution of complex packaging programs.
  • Effective leader in cross-functional project teams.
  • Experience in manufacturing processes for beverages.
  • Experience with cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging.
  • Experience with both flexible and rigid packaging a plus.
  • Experience working with Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies a plus.
Other Job Requirements:

  • This position will require flexibility in working hours to set up and complete scale-ups, plant trials, or plant startups that may extend past typical working hours.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects include budgets.
  • Some field travel will be required, mainly in North America. International travel may be required to meet project and business objectives. 30-40% total.

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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