RD Associate Scientist At Pepsico – Research and Development Vacancy
New Cairo, Egypt
Research and Development
Working within Egypt R&D, this position will support product development and technical brands agenda of TC in Egypt BU. This position report directly to R&D Manager Extrusion, TC and New Platforms in Egypt
Manage all technical aspects of Doritos products by maintaining existing products specifications, developing new products from concept to launch, include LTOs, refresh, select reframe projects to develop winning consumer propositions that drive sustainable business growth
Effectively manage multiple projects; innovation, productivity and brand stewardship of Doritos.
Lead Doritos AOP projects and PSP initiatives from Idea Hopper to Launch & Learn of Refresh and select reframe projects.
Develop, plan, conduct, and coordinate product development initiatives to use experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations to business.
Engage with Egypt Foods BU GP & SC to support and manage technical aspects of productivity agendas of Doritos.
Develop product against consumer and business KPIs by leveraging available resources including R&D Laboratory tools, bench top, factory equipment, pilot plants, supplier’s technical assets.
Coordinate samples requirements with manufacturing plants, global R&D function etc. for NPD, internal screening, bench taste, sensory test, consumer test, shelf life stability, sales samples, scale-up trials, and other needs.
Develop & review FC, business P&L and finalize product and ingredient specifications with PQP guardrails.
Develop an understanding and demonstrate the application of consumer product testing; sensory and analytical etc. to deliver superior products to the market and establish product intelligence. Actively participate in marketing research programs including focus groups and other consumer research formats.
Lead Accolade and Technical Stage Gate and related work for his/her project and ensure timely completion of all TSG stages and its deliverables.
Develop project briefs/Global Innovation Briefs (GIB) and seek R&D and other cross functional alignment (especially Marketing and Supply Chain).
Lead exploration of new ingredients, formulation and process technologies and leverage expertise inside and outside the organization to deliver new product and process development.
Represent R&D on multi-functional business teams and Influence others through strong communication & interpersonal skills.
Graduation degree in Food Science /Engineering (Chemical/industrial) / Food & Nutrition/Pharma
Scope and years of experience:
FMCG experience of 2 years
Experience in Product development/R&D function and 3rd party manufacturing.
2-Process trouble shooting
3-Recipe, formula understanding
Self-motivating – very high drive for results and able to deal with uncertainty and complexity.
Excellent PC skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, MS projects and internet).
Cultural sensitivity/flexibility in responding to diverse cultures/work styles.
Ability to travel locally and internationally.
Good understanding/appreciation of the broader business environment and application of technical and commercial knowledge during project execution.
Good communication skills and ability to communicate with Supply Chain, Marketing, equipment & materials suppliers and consumer testing agencies.
High degree of self-confidence and self-reliance.
Strives for ambitious standards, seeks innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement of products, processes or methods and demonstrates a high degree of intellectual curiosity.
Good presentation skills (written & verbal).