New Opening in PepsiCo | R&D Department

New Opening in PepsiCo | R&D Department

Position :- R&D Region Sr Scientist

Company :- PepsiCo

Location :- Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Job Description :-
Main Purpose
Support innovation activities, productivity and technical
Brand stewardship projects for Social Beverages in Middle
East, North Africa and Pakistan BUs, starting from new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization and production start-up.

Beverage product
development should incorporate and be consistent with
PepsiCo’s global goals for Performance with Purpose,
Consumer Centricity, Quality and Safety.

Key Accountabilities :
Support development of Social Beverage products for
Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan as per the
concept and help commercialization to launch as per the final specifications.

Collaborate with cross functional teams and global
teams to get alignment and reach project objectives

Conduct and document product development lab work, including development of bench top prototypes,
implementation and maintenance of stability testing, and scale-ups for commercialization

Conduct trouble shooting and root cause analysis for
brand maintenance issues.

Submission of samples for analytical and sensory

Provide product formulation support by accurately
preparing laboratory beverages and concentrates and
submitting samples for analytical and sensory
evaluation. Create beverage documents; ensure
products are safe stable and legal.

Possess basic technical foundation of ingredient
functionality and potential interactions

Demonstrate an understanding of basic calculations-
including budgets for various projects, COGS etc.

Ability to conduct experiments, analyse data and make recommendations to address technical challenges

Good communication skills both verbal and written,
including timely and accurate documentation of work
in laboratory notebooks, actively communicate status
of research.

Demonstrates ability to understand application of
consumer research and experimental design to project objectives

Accurately maintains laboratory notebook and follows all safety requirements

Ensure teams are meeting all mandatory requirements
of the New Product Development Technical Stage Gate process (TSG) from Feasibility through Execution.
Highlight risks, impact and mitigation plans to deliver
project on time, within budget and in compliance with all design specifications

Locations: Gurgaon, India

Qualifications :-
M.Sc. required in Food Technology or related discipline.
Higher qualification like Ph.D in biological/analytical
sciences is preferred, but not a mandatory requirement.

6-8 years of experience in a product development role
(ideally social beverages) from a reputed food and
beverage manufacturing company

Demonstrable experience with social beverages
product sample handling and analytical techniques.

Excellent organizational and laboratory skills

Must have a pro-active work style, able to multitask,
and be flexible to work in a high-performance and
ever-changing environment.

Self-starter with good interpersonal communication
skills and ability to work with various personalities and
work styles.

Flexibility and willingness for occasional domestic/
international travel (approximately 5-10%) for field research, trials, to attend scientific conferences and visit/collaborate with colleagues at different locations or PepsiCo offsite meetings.

Flexibility and willingness to work during non-traditional
hours (e.g., early morning/late evening) as needed
depending upon research protocol (approximately

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