Job Opening in PepsiCo in Packaging Department

Job Opening in PepsiCo in Packaging Department

Position :- Senior Manager, New Platforms & Technology – Occasion Based Packaging

Company :- PEPSICO

Location :- Peerancheru, Telangana, India

Job Description :-

Note: this role can be located in any of PepsiCo Hubs in
the following countries:-

Netherlands, Poland, Turkey,
Saudi Arabia, Spain, India

The International Engineering Group (EG) is a globally
dispersed, agile, central team focused on delivering
innovative, competitively advantaged Supply Chain
solutions incorporating internal and external perspectives.

IEG is tasked to accelerate the development of
transformative engineering and supply chain solutions for PepsiCo’s international sectors across Europe, LATAM,
AMESA, and APAC, focusing on four key strategic remits:

Design next-generation greenfield facility &
infrastructure solutions

ldentify technical unlocks to significantly improve PC &
TC line technology costs

Develop next-generation equipment solutions to
provide high functionality & flexibility and low-cost/
low-tech automation

Develop & Deploy next generation Innovation Platforms
& Technologies e.g. Compression Popping & Occasion
Based Packaging

The role of Senior Manager, New Platforms &
Technologies will report into the director of that remit and
will be responsible for collaborating with Global and Sector teams across

Commercial, Technical, Supply Chain, R&D,
Procurement, and Finance, leading the development of
scalable, viable manufacturing & technology strategies and solutions to support Sector teams in their execution
of the Global Strategic priorities the initial key focus of this role will be on Occasion Based Packaging (0BP), e.g.
rigid packaging, multipack, etc.

Main purpose
This new role will support the business agenda for growth,
productivity & low-cost capital across all international
markets outside of North America.

The successful
candidate will be the Supply Chain lead for the Foods

Occasion-Based Packaging Innovation
program, initially focusing on leveraging Rigid Packaging &
Multipack formats.

OBP is a key priority for PepsiCo as we continue to drive incremental margin accretive growth in
our international business.

The role will be part of a
cross-functional international team tasked with delivering
the business’s 2030 commercial growth ambition for Multipack & unlocking new snacking occasions by
growing our share of products sold in rigid packaging.

Define and develop technical solutions, leveraging food
industry standards to deliver affordable
manufacturing/supply solutions for low-volume BUs
through close collaboration with cross-functional and
external partners.

Develop and deploy standardized approaches to
optimise operational capability, driving quality,
efficiency & maintenance costs for the current asset
base, embedding within current PepsiCo systems as

Support the capex builds & subsequent execution and

Partner with 3rd Party Manufacturing (3PM) teams to develop supply solutions leveraging contract
manufacturers as needed.

Partner with Engineering, R+D and GP to develop &
optimize rigid packaging forming at OEM.

Explore and deliver the above for other packaging
strategies & formats as needed.

Responsibilities :-

Define the manufacturing strategy for enabling OBP
launches in cluster 3&4 markets and growth

2023-2030 through close collaboration with
Commercialization, BU & Sector LT,
defining the analysis & assessment approach & models required to execute and deliver the planned growth

Research & understand OEM & marketplace capability
to enable continuous improvement of approaches
within PEP with a particular focus on capital
optimization, equipment flexibility & enhanced output,
space utilization along with handling & filling
technology to be able to advise, guide and optimize
manufacturing strategy and equipment selection

Understand the production capabilities in relevant BU’s
to support the manufacturing strategy build and guide
on relevant phasing, timing, and investment

Partner with BU & Sector Supply Chain & Engineering
teams to assess options, define solutions and build a
business case for OBP delivery

Support the investment build, execution & deployment
of new installations and expansions, leveraging best
practices to ensure standard operations and embrace
learnings from others

Understand all current PepsiCo OBP capabilities &
approaches to guide and support future developments, including performance benchmarking to establish best practices

Day-to-day activities: 45% strategic, 40% executional,
15% tactical

Partnering with R+D and Engineering to develop
solutions to enable low-cost investment or other
solutions to support product launches in BUs with low
initial volumes, ensuring that growth can be delivered
through alternate approaches

Key skills required :-

10+ years of supply chain/manufacturing experience in
the food industry

Experience in snack food manufacturing & packing

Deep knowledge of rigid packaging (including
canisters) & multipack packaging operations
(production, filling & handling), and other packaging
formats used in the snack food industry

Technical degree

Ability to work with and influence senior leadership &
cross-functional teams, as well as OEMs and other
external partners, to deliver manufacturing solutions

Business and customer mindset with solid financial
system understanding

Experience in strategic planning, building strategies & understanding of influencing factors

Experience in operational approaches within packaging
product handling in the snack food industry

Ability to research global OEM and other market
capabilities to influence strategy and equipment

Ability to challenge assumptions and build creative,
affordable solutions, engaging key stakeholders to
enable the adoption

Ability to investigate & analyse data at ground level to underpin strategy builds & justification

Experience in working across international business in both developed and developing markets

Demonstrated success in driving agenda through
cross-functional, matrixed, and international
organization with the ability to influence senior and
peer stakeholders

Team player, self-motivating, able to deal with
ambiguity and complexity, strong analytical skills

Able to build trusting relationships, lead, inspire, and manage technical partners within and outside the Fluent in English

Differentiating Competencies Required:
Culture sensitivity and cross-cultural exposure to
support international teams

Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at
senior / peer levels within the organisation

First-class presentation skills (written & verbal) with
the ability to explain complex issues/solutions

Self-starter, self-motivating, and able to deal with detail
and complexity as well as simplify and elevate

Curiosity and learning mindset; willingness to explore, challenge & develop new or breakthrough solutions

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