Product Development Associate Principal Scientist - Beverages

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Valhalla, New York
  • Posted: February 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 111964BR
  • Project objectives and plans developed and aligned cross functionally prior to initiation of work.
  • Provide technical guidance and bench development for targeted development initiatives and existing brands.
  • Experimental designs and scientific principles leveraged in recommendations and decisions.
  • Ensure completion of development and commercialization success criteria in execution of project work through use of accepted documentation and work processes.
  • Final products meet project objectives and commercial considerations/needs outlined in Stage gate policies
  • Provide project management insight that creates the foundation for innovative solutions in supporting business partners.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across R&D and non R&D functions as necessary to support business growth initiatives.
  • Critical relationships internal and external to R&D established and maintained.
  • Develop superior new products that meet the project deliverables, and/or contribute to the creation and execution of a stronger non-carbonated beverage strategy.
  • Development leverages sound technical approaches and meet project/program action standards.


  • B.S. or M.S. with at least 8-10 years combined education and previous experience in product design in a consumer products company with a proven track record in product development.
  • Experience with low acid beverages product development (dairy, coffee) is preferred.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership on both strategic and tactical aspects of projects.
  • Outstanding teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to analyze and communicate implications of emerging consumer trends.
  • Proven track record in maintaining good working relationship with business partners (Marketing, Operations, etc.).
  • Influence project teams of 5 or more people with successful creation and commercialization of products.
  • Successful creation and commercialization of consumer products.
  • Travel required (US and International) - estimate 10 -20%

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Standard Relocation

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