Principal Scientist - Dips/Salsa's

PepsiCo - Plano, TX3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Auto req ID: 160701BR
Job Description
PepsiCo is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies. The company employs approximately 290,000 people worldwide, and its products are sold in over 200 countries. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 18 brands that each generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our Principal Scientist - Dips/Salsa's will:
Lead Dips / Salsa technical projects through exploration of ingredients, formulation, process technologies, and packaging interaction
Gain critical experiences across key Innovation, Productivity, and Stewardship projects to build knowledge base as company’s subject matter expert and critical professional on Dips / Salsa platform
Explore new ingredients, products, and processes leveraging internal development and external resources.
Utilize experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations.
Develop, plan, conduct, and coordinate product development initiatives.
Coordinate production at bench top, pilot plant, and manufacturing levels for shelf life, stability, sales samples, scale-up, and other needs
Interpret data and communicate impact to the business
Provide trial and commercialization support to products at manufacturing facilities
Effectively manage multiple projects (new, existing) and project types (Innovation, Productivity, and Brand Stewardship / Quality), develop work streams, define resource needs and drive alignment across R&D
Input, review, and finalize formula specifications and ingredient specifications
Actively participate in marketing research programs including focus groups and other consumer research formats.
Perform basic economic evaluations on ingredients, suppliers, and formulations
Stay current on FDA regulations & other external factors to implement necessary changes & mitigate risks
Support talent development by providing guidance and oversight to less experienced developers and technicians.
Represent R&D on multi-functional business teams
Influence others through strong communication & interpersonal skills
M.S. or Ph.D degree in Food Science or Food Engineering field with 7+ years of experience
Strong knowledge in ingredient functionality & formulation chemistry, and demonstrated of product innovation
Experience in dips or spreads (ie. salsa, sauces, cheese, dairy, bean) or high moisture product development and manufacturing
Experience with vegetables (ie. tomatoes), dairy ingredient processing, and beans / legumes product development & scale-up
Experience with thermal processing calculations & commercial sterilization technologies such as hot fill, retort, and aseptic
Strong working knowledge of experimental design & product development protocols (from concept to execution), including formulation, stability testing, product/package interaction, sensory and consumer testing methodology.
Possess strong work ethic and ability to be a self-starter
Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously
Adapts to change well with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers.
Outstanding teamwork and communication skills
Strong organization, documentation, and formula management skills
Interest & desire for long term technical career in Dips / Salsa platform and high moisture foods
Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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