PepsiCo Beverage Packaging R&D is seeking an Associate Principal Packaging Engineer to lead projects within the PBNA Packaging R&D group (brands such as Pepsi, Mt. Dew, Aquafina, Bubly, and LifeWTR). The role is part of the Global Packaging & Engineering Technology group. Focus is to deliver against package productivity and drive the development and execution of new and refreshed package forms across the range of package materials and structures (bottles, closures, cartons, and flexible etc.) used in line with business unit strategies. Responsibilities of this role include the following:
Initiate and perform technical feasibility studies on new packaging platforms delivered through ideation
Packaging Expertise (lab scale to full production), experience with PET and HDPE materials
Cross-Functional Project Leadership
Actively participate in Marketing and Marketing Research programs, including focus groups and other consumer research formats.
Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills; Ability to influence cross functional teams, in multiple locations around the globe
Strong collaboration skills; ability to bring together people from different sectors and business units to ensure the requirements reflect the global needs.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities without impacting timelines
Ability to identify risks and issues with appropriated mitigation and to determine when escalation is needed.
Ability to prioritize risk and quickly identify issue resolution options, pros, cons, and action plan
Contribute to Research & insights Teams to incorporate packaging requirements into plans.
Provide Subject Matter Expertise for Package Development and Commercialization.
Maintain, update, and create packaging specifications and protocols
20% to 30% travel
BS in Packaging, Chemical, Mechanical, Plastics Engineering or equivalent with 6+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field or MS or PhD (as previous) with 3+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field or 5+ years’ experience in related consumer goods field
Experience with hot fill, cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging preferred
Experience with various types of plastics forming with solid industry networks
Strong track record of championing innovation within organizations
Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited Relocation
Job Type: Regular
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