R&D Packaging Engineer, NACP
PepsiCo
Valhalla, NY
The PepsiCo-Starbucks JV (NACP) is a strategic partnership between PepsiCo and Starbucks in the ready to drink coffee category. The NACP provides a fast paced and collaborative environment which consistently delivers innovative, gold standard products to the market. This role will effectively build the experiences needed to grow your career and provide the necessary tools for success in the future. Having fun while helping to drive and support the business needs is the signature of the NACP.

The R&D Packaging Engineer role will develop and execute packaging optimization programs to deliver against PepsiCo’s Productivity agenda. Position can also be based in Chicago.

Key Responsibilities:
Actively manage new packaging development and initial commercialization to deliver PepsiCo Packaging Productivity Strategy
Cross-functional project leadership
Planning and communication skills
Maintain open communication and build strong relationships with internal and external partners
Develop understanding of strategic packaging components to support development of new packaging programs and contribute to troubleshooting and problem solving
Lead development and maintenance of packaging specifications for all NACP packaging formats
Provide technical support for field issue resolution
Provide technical support for package performance and cost improvements through proper lab and in-plant testing
Create development and initial commercialization timelines

Critical Competencies:
Broad knowledge of packaging materials and packaging manufacturing processes
Analytical thinking
Intellectual curiosity/Innovative thinking
Teamwork/Collaboration
Communication/presentation skills
Results driven
Qualifications/Requirements

Education & Experience:
MS or BS in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical, Chemical, Material Science & Materials, Polymers, Plastics,: MS 0-1 years of industry experience, BS minimum of 2-3 years of industry experience
Experience in manufacturing processes for beverages preferred
Experience with cold fill, retort and aseptic packaging and both flexible and rigid packaging a plus.
Position will require flexibility in working hours to set up and complete scale-ups, plant trials, or plant startups that may extend past typical working hours.
Travel mainly in North America however some international travel may be required to meet project and business objectives, 30% -40%
Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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