1+ months

R&D Senior Analyst, Technical Team Leader, Project Management Office

Purchase, New York 10577

You care about what your work means to the rest of the world - so do we! Imagine what can happen when we work together.

The Global Research and Development Technical Team and Project Management Office is accountable for leading PepsiCo's Global Beverages R&D projects from start to finish by leveraging tools, influencing others and constantly communicating to deliver projects with excellence.

The Senior Analyst Technical Team Leader will become a champion on how projects are done at PepsiCo along with having exposure to cross functional teams and joint venture partners.

Job accountabilities include:

  • Facilitate the definition of scope, project goals and success criteria
  • Plan, schedule & track project timelines and milestone deliverables using appropriate tools 
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members in a timely and clear fashion
  • Communicate with key stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and customers
  • Estimate budget proposals, resource needs and recommend additional budget needs as per the analysis
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations
  • Issue status reports to the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential constraints and devise contingency plans
  • Influence project team members to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work (inside and outside the organization)
  • Build, develop and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Conduct project "lessons learned" meetings and create recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Understand and use best practices & tools for project management and execution
  • Create and lead cross functional technical teams through the Stage Gate Process from idea refinement to launch
  • Communication conduit between the R&D cross functional technical team and the business team
  • Understand the key technical characteristics and general business implications of the broad range of products, process and packaging technologies used by PepsiCo
  • Develop effective working relationships to gain matrix resources to support group's initiatives
  • Assist in the performance of risk analysis for complex projects, resulting in risk registers, mitigation strategies and communication plans
  • Clearly communicate project status, risks and scope creep with impact to all stakeholders on a regular basis


  • Bachelors Degree in a Science preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Project Management
  • Familiarity with PMI methodology preferred
  • Project Management Professional Certified (PMP) is strongly desired
  • Six Sigma knowledge/experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in consumer products R&D function a plus
  • Background in development and commercialization of new products strongly desired
  • Willing to travel globally



  • Consumer Products
Posted: 2019-07-09 Expires: 2019-08-23

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