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R&D Assistant Manager, Seasoning & Flavor Platform; 研发助理经理,调味品平台

Posted 18 Jun 2024
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This is a newly created role for APAC, who is in response to deliver seasoning innovation importance to Indonesia and Vietnam Snack and drive design to value for both Asia markets as well. This also fits with the increased diligency Global R&D requirements. Broadly speaking, this new role will be driving the AOP projects to assist business ambition.


Responsibilities

Deliver seasoning design per aligned ‘Product Design Brief’ for flavor innovation:

  • Convert consumer learning / insight or iCrave mapping into clear flavor brief & liaison with selected suppliers;
  • Lead sample evaluation with PD, sensory & marketing counterparts & finalize design in time per aligned agenda;
  • Engage supplier to deliver required documents per timeline;
  • Lead seasoning functionality to sign off to Operations;
  • Assist whole flavor solution design for breakthrough project
  • Rectify seasoning functionality issue with suppliers
  • Identify opportunity to improve seasoning development process to be more effective & higher quality
  • Assist technical dossier owner to maintain well-being of seasoning documentation
  • Build a strong network with global seasoning team
  • Manage a robust and sustainable win-win relationship with all core seasoning suppliers

Qualifications
  • Degree in Food Science / Chemistry / Culinary, minimum bachelor, master preferred
  • 6 years + experience of R&D or Marketing functions in FMCG, or flavor houses, or QFS
  • Asia cuisine knowledge is preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills, must be a team player
  • English is a must (upper-intermediate)
  • Self-motivated
  • Quick learner
  • Logical thinker

Differentiating Competencies Required:

  • Able to discriminate and articulate aroma and flavor notes, flexible in describing flavors in technical or consumer-friendly languages on proper occasions
  • Need to pass simple sensory qualification test
  • Worked in a role of selecting flavors or fragrance for a successful consumer products
  • Having managed suppliers in a frank and fair way is a must
  • Personality – Open minded, Remain curious to new stuffs / innovations

Deliver seasoning design per aligned ‘Product Design Brief’ for flavor innovation:

  • Convert consumer learning / insight or iCrave mapping into clear flavor brief & liaison with selected suppliers;
  • Lead sample evaluation with PD, sensory & marketing counterparts & finalize design in time per aligned agenda;
  • Engage supplier to deliver required documents per timeline;
  • Lead seasoning functionality to sign off to Operations;
  • Assist whole flavor solution design for breakthrough project
  • Rectify seasoning functionality issue with suppliers
  • Identify opportunity to improve seasoning development process to be more effective & higher quality
  • Assist technical dossier owner to maintain well-being of seasoning documentation
  • Build a strong network with global seasoning team
  • Manage a robust and sustainable win-win relationship with all core seasoning suppliers

PepsiCo is een van de grootste voedingsmiddelen- en drankenbedrijven ter wereld met een netto-omzet van ruim 60 miljard dollar en 285.000 medewerkers in meer dan 200 landen. PepsiCo voert een groot aantal merken, waarvan er 23 een jaarlijkse omzet hebben van meer dan 1 miljard dollar.
Als PepsiCo Nederland voeren wij bekende sterke merken zoals 7UP, Alvalle, Caleb’s Kola, Cheetos, Doritos, Duyvis, Gatorade, Lay's, Mountain Dew, Naked, Pepsi, Quaker, Snack a Jacks, Sunbreaks en Tropicana.

FMCG
Utrecht
Active in 200 countries
285,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 30 years