Sr Manager Commercialization - Fruit and Vegetable

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: February 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 112393BR
  • Responsible for project management of key innovation initiatives within the F&V Global Nutrition Category
    • Manage scope, reach, leverage, risks, contingencies, costs, and resourcing of key innovations
    • Develop & manage integrated, cross-functional timelines that support the on-time delivery and flawless execution of the initiatives
    • Partner with Commercialization Director and Marketing to lead cross-functional team meetings and drive progress against all key milestones, deadlines, and deliverables
    • Drive the team & leadership to make decisions critical to the project timing & success
    • Engage and partner effectively with local markets & functions (R&D, Supply Chain, Finance, Insights, etc.) to ensure smooth transition & execution in specific markets
    • Monitor & ensure accuracy + completeness of global project information in Accolade Project Database
  • Challenge and enable the Nutrition team to deliver fewer, bigger, better, and faster innovations in the Fruit & Veg category
    • Drive initiatives with feasibility concerns to closure or resolution effectively and efficiently
    • Challenge Marketing and other functions to ensure that initiatives are on strategy and delivering against algorithm needs in a cost effective manner
  • Support the Nutrition category growth agenda through timely analysis & reporting of key innovation metrics
    • Evaluate pipeline to ensure that innovation is sufficient to deliver growth, sustainability, size, profitability and other targets
    • Support the development of a robust hopper-pipeline of innovations that is sized adequately to deliver the targets, and which maps to the priority strategies, demand spaces, regions, brands, etc.
Role model the POM behaviors and ways of working for managing & delivering winning innovation globally


  • Minimum 5 years commercialization, innovation, project management experience
  • Proven results delivering significant business change within a fast-paced, cross-functional, matrix environment
  • High level of organizational savvy and the ability to manage ambiguity
  • Ability to be both challenging & enabling and comfortable managing conflict
  • Ability to influence others at all levels across multiple project teams
  • High level of business acumen : must be commercially savvy with outstanding analytical & problem solving skills
  • Some experience managing large-scale, complex, global projects, preferably in the CPG industry
  • Ideally has experience working in innovation, incl portfolio management & stage gate management
  • Ideally is PMI accredited and as a minimum has strong process & project mgmt skills
  • Given the complexities of working across the Global Category Teams, Functions, Sectors, Regions & Markets a successful candidate must be able to influence others without authority and find alignment across potentially competing agendas to ensure progress to plan on PepsiCo's key Global innovation programs.

Critical Leadership competencies include :

Setting the Agenda:

  • Balances competing priorities without losing momentum behind execution
  • Translates strategies into plans that can be effectively executed
  • Takes the initiative to find ways to get better results and develops creative solution that add value
  • Minimizes & removes barriers and confronts/resolves tough issues

Taking others with you:
  • Embraces & adapts well to change
  • Can be direct/forceful as well as tactful/diplomatic
  • Understands & uses informal networks at the appropriate level to get things done
  • Effectively listens to & understands what other people are saying

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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