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PepsiCo Scientist in Valhalla, New York

OverviewLead and support product development efforts for the Gatorade Performance Portfolio, including new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization, and production start-up. In addition, translate strategic market objectives into new products, optimize designs per consumer response, and select winning ideas for commercializationResponsibilities* Lead GPP Beverage Innovation/Product Development projects.* Plan, conduct, and document product development lab work, including development of bench top prototypes, implementation and maintenance of stability testing, and scale-ups for commercialization* Formulate products 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 technical foundation of ingredient functionality and potential interactions* Ability to conduct experiments, analyze data, and make recommendations to address technical challenges* Good communication skills both verbal and written, including timely and accurate documentation of work in system, actively communicate status of research* Demonstrates ability to understand application of consumer research and experimental design to project objectives* Collaborate with cross functional team to reach project objectivesKey Challenges* Ability to quickly learn, demonstrate proper laboratory techniques, and formulate products* Ability to self-initiate and manage multiple project tasks independently to meet business objectives and to support the individuals of the workgroup* Ability to anticipate, communicate, and highlight risksCritical Competencies:* The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:* Intellectual curiosity* Strong laboratory skills* Analytical Thinking* Ability to work in a team environment* Communication/Presentation Skills (verbal and written)* In addition, the following capabilities will be essential to success in the job* Ability to provide critical thinking on tactical aspects of projects* Outstanding time management, team working, and communication skills* Ability to analyze and communicate implications of experimental resultsCompensation and Benefits:* The expected compensation range for this position is between $90,800 - $97,000 based on a full-time schedule.* Location confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary.* Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 5% paid out Annually.* Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement.* In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee AssistanceQualifications* B.S. in Food Science or related discipline* 2 year experience - Research and/or Industry. Equivalent education and work experienceDesired:* Technician and/or Summer Intern experience(s) at a consumer goods companyOther Job Requirements:* This is a laboratory-based position. Estimated 90% in lab.* This position will require flexibility in working hours to set-up and complete focus groups, product expos, pilot plant scale-ups or plant trials that may extend past typical working hours* Field Travel will be required (domestic & international). Estimated 10%EEO StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender IdentityIf you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.