R&D Packaging Co-Op

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Illinois, United States
  • Posted: September 08, 2016
  • Reference ID: 100432BR
We are PepsiCo
PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2015 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. We have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that in 2015 each generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales. PepsiCo's products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo's strength is its people. We are over 250,000 game changers, mountain movers and history makers, scattered around the world, and united by a shared set of values and goals. We believe that acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing to do for our business. At PepsiCo, we aim to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We call this Performance with Purpose. For more information on PepsiCo and the possibilities it holds, visit www.pepsico.com .

What you can expect:

In this position you will contribute to channels specific project initiatives, such as: package development and testing, results evaluation, conducting plant trials, developing pallet patterns, as well as coordinating with manufacturing plants and suppliers.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to plan and coordinate individual activities that contribute to project results:
    • Identification of various packaging materials through individual understanding of necessary physical properties and applications, and coordination with vendors
    • Coordinate and perform independent and team experiments in laboratory and manufacturing plants
  • Presentation of project results and findings to leadership upon completion of internship
  • Some travel to headquarters and manufacturing plants would be required (15-20%)
Goal of Program:
  • Enhance technical understanding of core packaging materials with exposure to industry relevant challenges
  • Expand critical problem solving and decision make skills through development and execution of qualification plans
  • Improve communication skills with interaction of cross-functional teams and leadership alignment
  • Better understanding of consumer goods organization
Example Projects:
  • Development & qualification of new offerings for specific customers (Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club)
  • Assessment of internal and external distribution systems of channels packaging
  • Rese arch & Benchmarking studies to identify "white space" for future packaging development opportunities


What we're looking for:
  • Level: Advanced Junior, Senior, Graduate Student (all non-graduating)
  • Course Requirements: Student must have completed 300 level courses at minimum prior to beginning co-op
  • Basic knowledge of packaging materials, package manufacturing processes, and distribution systems
  • Capable of working in both individual and team settings
  • Highly energetic, creative, and motivated individuals
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate with final degree (Bachelor's and/or Master's) within one (1) year of co-op completion
  • Be eligible to work in United States without work authorization sponsorship now or anytime in the future
  • Pass a drug screen and background investigation

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability Protected Veteran:
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law ( http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster ) & EEO is the Law Supplement ( http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster-supplement ) documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of your web browser.

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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