Coordinador de Investigación y Desarrollo
PepsiCo, Inc.
Caracas, Distrito Capital
hace 14 horas


  • Leader of Extruder, Pellets and Dips Technology platforms.
  • Lead short, medium and long terms innovation projects for the category in Venezuela
  • Guarantee flawless and consistent execution of the activities related to Research and Development of the annual innovation plan for Extruder and Pellets category
  • Guarantee product design according to consumer research and business strategy (formula, process)
  • Lift and shift regional projects taking in consideration local requirements
  • Work effectively with multi-functional team co leading local stage gate meetings, providing technical and product inputs to the team, aiming the best solutions and defining the best patch towards the strategic directions
  • Define, the productivity projects for these categories
  • Contribute in the development of Portfolio Transformation strategy and guarantee its implementation working together with local and regional regulatory and nutritional team
  • Plan, define and control R&D innovation budget for Extruder and Pellets.
  • Ensure the implementation and control of the AA program into new products and lead aligned with region mitigation plans her / him categories.
  • Work together with engineering team in the definition of new equipment for new lines or technologies ensuring and validating the specification and product design
  • Work with copacker and licensee in the development and launching of new products, guarantee the appropriate design and reviewing technical information
  • Deliver technical information (specifications, manual, procedures) for production success
  • Build technical network across Pepsico and externally with universities, institutes and suppliers to expand science
  • Responsible for individual report professional development
  • Lead new products / process kick off. Commissioning’s for new equipment from R&D side.
  • First point of contact for Extruder - Pellets technology platform ( marketing, OPS) across the cluster and countries
  • Make the decision whether a technology platform project will be led locally or him / herself in all three countries.
  • Qualifications / Requirements

    Key Skills / Experience Required specific education / certification, specific functional experience, language etc NEEDED for the job.

  • Bachelor in Engineering, Chemical, Food Science or related discipline or equivalent;
  • R&D experience (min 5 years) in food processing industry
  • Fluent writing and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Quality management systems and local and international laws (Codex, FDA, European Union)
  • Project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and negotiate effectively across all levels and functions
  • Strong technical and analytical skills to interpret complex data and distil into meaningful information
  • Good understanding of the category business and application of technical and commercial knowledge during project execution
  • Cultural sensitivity / flexibility in responding to different cultures
  • Result oriented and able to balance competing priorities without losing momentum and manage uncertainties
  • Leadership, proactive, stress management and strategic thinking.
  • Note : This position could be based in Aragua or Caracas.

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