R&D BSc Food Science & Microbiology Job at Pepsi, Apply Online


R&D BSc Food Science & Microbiology Job at Pepsi, Apply Online

Position – R&D Specification Management Data Analysts

Location – Gandipet Mandal / Hyderabad, India

Job Description-

Overview – This role will assist the Specifications Management teams located in Hyderabad Business Services (HBS) to ensure exceptional service is provided in support of R&D Spec Management globally. This role will be called data preparation and involves applying technical expertise and coordinating with in-market and GBS employees, as well as external resources when required, to prepare Specification data for transfer to a new SAP specs system based on the guidance provided by teams based out of the UK & US. Additionally, the Data Preparation Analyst will guide and work with the Data Technicians on understanding the specifications mapping from the old to the new system. The data prep analyst will also serve as the first point of the Quality Check. Data entry of specifications can be related to Ingredients, Formula, Process, Finished Good and/or Packaging specifications related to PepsiCo



Functional Responsibilities

  • Learn, understand, and uphold Ingredient, Supplier, Third Party, Formula, and/or Beverage/Food Packaging Standards
  • Map key attributes from standards to data attributes in SAP to digitize specifications in SAP
  • Leverage internal and external resources to develop or update existing ingredient and/or packaging specifications that are clear, concise, and accurate from spec readiness to supplier commercial qualification approval
  • Maintain and foster relationships with in-market R&D spec teams, other spec GBS teams, and external suppliers
  • Interact with and provide support to all disciplines to ensure complete and accurate specifications. These stakeholders could include some or all of the following: Product Development (PD), Food Safety (FS), Regulatory Affairs (RA), Quality Assurance (QA), Procurement, Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA)
  • Maintain and update existing specs to ensure compliance with standards
    Timely and accurate reporting leveraging internally developed data metric processes
    Upload all paperwork (re. Supplier Specs) and materials qualifications into the appropriate system (Product Vision / SAP) and track workflow
  • For Packaging Specifications only: schedule and conduct Individual Component Specification (ICS) reviews, update documents, and manage supplier approval prior to internal review
  • Ensure all requests are processed, documented, and delivered within defined SLAs (Service Level Agreements)
  • Respond and escalate emerging business critical issues to avoid material supply shortages, outages and production delays
  • Identify potential areas for process improvements to make recommendations to R&D GBS Leadership for continuous improvement


  • Ability to interpret technical information, escalate issues and seek alignment towards workable solutions
  • Exceptional data organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to rapidly learn computer applications/programs & navigate systems e.g. SAP S4 Hana & Product Vision
  • For Formula and Ingredient Specifications: basic understanding of Food Safety, Microbiology and Regulatory Affairs
  • Collaborative skills and strong interest in working with others across time zones; Ability to build relationships and work closely with both internal and external partners
  • Good communication skills – oral and written (e.g. communication on telephone, external and internal to PepsiCo, managing with other support group functions, etc.)
    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to manage time effectively across multiple priorities and projects requiring a high degree of organizational and communication skills to ensure requests are delivered in a timely manner
  • Self-motivated & demonstrated ability to take initiative on projects
  • Fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or equivalent relevant experience required.
  • For Packaging-specific roles: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Packaging-related field or equivalent relevant experience required.
  • Ability to collaborate and manage timebound delivery of work assignments



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