Senior Manager, R&D System Platforms

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Harrison, New York
  • Posted: January 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 110644BR
This role is part of the Process, Systems and Information team within the R&D Global Functions, Governance and Compliance team in PepsiCo. The purpose of this role is to be responsible for a range of R&D System Platforms.

This role will require close partnerships with BIS and R&D Subject Matter Experts to identify and clarify scope associated with their assigned System Platforms. Works with R&D Functions to clarify business case for this scope and inputs to the AOP plan ensuring R&D project costs are appropriately captured.

Ensures Business and BIS needs are clearly understood and actioned to successfully deliver system projects across their assigned System Platforms. Examples include:
  • Key R&D participant in fit gap analyses
  • Ensures the quality capture of R&D requirements
  • Works with BIS to confirm solution requirements
  • Facilitates unlocks to minimize customization
  • Ensures appropriate business scenarios are represented and R&D resource plan in place to support robust system testing
  • Ensures that R&D data prep requirements are understood and provides guidance on how best can be accomplished

Provides technical guidance on the R&D System Platforms assigned to them. Responsible to align and organize R&D support of system upgrades and enhancements.
  • Develop work streams and define resource needs
  • Obtain alignment with business partners on work plan and prioritization
  • Update Senior Leadership on status of the work
  • Identify issues and escalate when needed, providing options for mitigation
  • Actively lead team (BIS, PSI, R&D Funcitonal SME's, Consultants) through project lifecycle (Requirements, Design, Testing Implementation, Communications, Training, Change Management)
    • Manage and track the progress of work plan items against the BIS release schedule
    • Manage and track budget
    • Manage consultants (SOW's, PO's, Invoices, idM Access)


  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a Research and Development role, preferably within food and beverage industry
  • Experience with implementation of enterprise IT systems for R&D organization
  • 3+ years in R&D management with global experience preferred;
  • BS degree in Science discipline or equivalent; advanced degree preferred;
  • Teamwork role model with demonstrated track record of Initiative and follow-through and effectively working in global organization across cultures;
  • Outstanding Leadership, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with multiple stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple project initiatives to meet business objectives;
  • Strong ability to effectively manage in matrixed organizational structure and provide strong leadership to diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to provide thought leadership on both strategic and technical aspects and positively influence at all levels within the organization.

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Standard Relocation

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