Product Development Sr. Engineer

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Valhalla, New York
  • Posted: November 05, 2016
  • Reference ID: 105815BR
Job Accountabilities:
  • Organize and lead Concentrate and Beverage plant trials
  • Formula process Documentation completed to highest standards
  • Demonstrate early engagement to influence final product, process and/or package design
  • Develop and manage realistic & manageable commercialization timelines and plans
  • Clearly communicate project status, risks, and scope creep with impact to project team on a regular basis
  • Effective planning, scheduling, execution, and documentation of Technical Center, concentrate and bottling scale-ups, plant trials and capability assessments.
  • Contribute and participate in the leadership and activities of the commercialization team.
  • Work with internal and external business partners to meet commercialization objectives
  • Determine theoretical calculation & execute experiments as needed for point of failures in process and formulation limitations
  • Test new raw materials for manufacturability impact on concentrate & beverage


Critical Competencies:
The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:
  • Organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, online, and in person
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • Team Work: Ability to manage multiple priorities, think on their feet, and execute with speed
  • Initiative and follow through : Independent decision maker in a fast paced and demanding environment

Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree: Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience , dairy experience desired
  • Background in commercialization of new products strongly desired.
  • Liquid process design knowledge
  • Knowledge of design engineering, particularly in food science, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, sanitary piping practices and process and instrumentation diagrams
  • Experience in a consumer products research & development function a plus
  • Experience with ready to serve beverages desirable.
  • Willing to travel globally
  • Advanced software skills a plus( Excel, database management, PowerPoint )
Demonstrated Personal Traits:
  • Innovative/Creative
  • High energy
  • Strategic thinker
  • Assertive
  • Team player (good interpersonal skills, able to inspire/lead others)
  • Positive, "can do" attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptive, willing to learn

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Standard Relocation

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