The R&D Physiology & Life Sciences (PLS) team is uniquely positioned to define and drive R&D’s contribution to PepsiCo’s long-term profitable and sustainable growth agenda and further establishing PepsiCo’s strong foundation in life sciences (toxicology and human physiology, nutrition, sport sciences).
An integral member of the PLS team, the Director - Epidemiology & Health Outcomes, will lead efforts around the credible interpretation of epidemiological trends (Aging, Inflammation/Allergies & Immunology, Sport Sciences, Energy Management, etc) to drive the PLS agenda. Additional responsibilities will include:
Creating a roadmap for integration of life science healthy data and leveraging Epidemiology data sets with those of partnerships we are building to deliver on our ambition of personalized nutrition
Representing PepsiCo & PepsiCo R&D in external business, scientific, and regulatory venues
Leveraging observational, Real World Experience/Real World Date RWE/RWD (ex: consumer data) to identify major trends and weak signals that may support food & beverage product development pipeline
Establishing internal analytic linkages and infrastructure (in concert with existing corporate Stats/data management groups as needed) to support the depth and breadth of PepsiCo’s PLS group (Nutrition science, Sports science, and Scientific Affairs)
Building an influential external network to address global trends
Acting as spokesperson and advocate for PepsiCo brands with external stakeholders/NGOs
Acting as a strong partnership with our colleagues responsible for R&D data integration to ensure life science roadmaps are fully aligned with internal R&D technology development tools & processes
PhD in Epidemiology with BS/MS degree, in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field
Track record of demonstrated/published Nutritional epidemiology experience is very important
10+ years of professional experience, this includes experience leading a lab or epidemiology experts
Knowledge of a subset of analytical approaches (ex. statistics, biostatistics, predictive modelling, and visual analytics)
Established publication track record & demonstrated external scientific network
This role will include managing 1 direct report but could expand in the future to include managing/directing existing internal PepsiCo personnel with epidemiology background (i.e. MPH or with another epi background)
Experience leading/directing the work of a small team of employees or graduate students, especially cross-institutional research
Experience with highly dense individual biometrics originating from wearable or mobile device inputs
Experience analyzing data from traditional Nutritional databases (NHANES, USDA What We Eat in America, etc)
Experience with, SASS, R, Python
Familiarity with toxicology and/or regulatory affairs
In 1965, Donald Kendall, the CEO of Pepsi-Cola, and Herman Lay, the CEO of Frito-Lay, recognized what they called “a marriage made in heaven,” a single company delivering perfectly-salty snacks served alongside the best cola on earth. Their vision led to what quickly became one of the world's leading food and beverage companies: PepsiCo.
For more than 50 years, as tastes, trends and lifestyles have changed, PepsiCo has evolved with them. Our willingness to adapt and grow has transformed our snack and soda company into a collection of global brands including Pepsi and Quaker, Gatorade and Tropicana, Frito-Lay and beyond. Today, PepsiCo is one of the world’s most-respected companies with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories and 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
PepsiCo is also celebrated for its commitment to doing business the right way, integrating Purpose into our business strategy. In 2019, we adopted a new vision: to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Winning with Purpose is the next chapter in our purpose agenda and conveys our belief that sustainability ca...n be an even greater contributor to our success in the marketplace.
Our company is made up of six divisions: PepsiCo Beverages North America; Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia, Middle East and North Africa. Each of these divisions has its own unique history and way of doing business.