Supply Chain Director - Resource Conservation

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: January 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 111501BR
**This is a Remote position**

This position is responsible for developing and implementing the Resource Conservation strategy and programs for the NAN business in North America to meet PepsiCo's internal and external conservation goals. They are also responsible for managing Resource Conservation capital and technology programs for NAB/Quaker.

The primary responsibilities and projects the person in this role is responsible for include:

  • Developing the strategic approach to continuously reduce the amount of energy and water required to manufacture Hot Fill, Chilled, and Quaker products in North America
  • Leading the implementation of water, energy, and solid waste conservation programs and ensuring NAN operations meet their annual conservation and productivity targets
  • Identifying and implementing capital projects of significant complexity that reduce the energy and water required to produce NAN products
  • Managing the Capital programs and technology roadmap for NAB/Q businesses
  • Preparing project design engineering and cost estimates to support CapEx proposals for approval by NAN Supply Chain leadership teams
  • Investigating and recommending new and emerging technologies that can be deployed in NAN to reduce manufacturing energy and water use
  • Tracking and reporting plant performance against conservation goals and implementing contingency plans when the NAN businesses are at risk of failing to meet goals
  • Tracking and managing NAN capital budgets and ensuring that projects are implemented on schedule and within cost expectations
  • Providing leadership and direction to conservation staff, plant managers and the NAN Leadership teams to ensure they meet their conservation and productivity goals
  • Presenting CapEx proposals and conservation strategies to all levels in the organization.
  • Organizing the Resource Conservation team's participation in Operations AOP meeting
  • Communicating strategy and progress to business and engineering leaders in a clear and concise manner
  • Assigning capital projects to team members and training, developing, and mentoring team members to ensure their continuous growth.


Candidates must possess the following education and experience to qualify for this position:

  • Engineering degree (BS) from an accredited university and a minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing or a closely-related field.
  • Minimum 8 years' leading projects or programs of substantial complexity
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategies to meet core business objectives and proven results implementing strategic plans
  • Demonstrated experience communicating to all levels in an organization and managing multiple external contractors and budgets
  • Demonstrated engineering and design skills with energy conservation equipment; HVAC systems; air compression systems; cooling towers; heat recovery; cogeneration; and water processing equipment in manufacturing plants.
  • MS degree in engineering Preferred

  • Prior experience managing complex engineering projects in manufacturing plants;
  • Experience working in a matrix organization and leading technical teams to achieve common goals
  • Ability to forecast, track, and manage capital budgets with a high degree of precision
  • Ability to train and develop less-experienced engineers and ensure their designs meet existing technical standards for the business

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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