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Pepsico is inviting applications for the post of Deputy Manager – R&D Specification Management as per the details given below. Read the complete notification before applying for the post

Post:- Deputy Manager – R&D Specification Management

Location:- Gandipet Mandal / Hyderabad, India

Domain:- R&D

Job Description


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 coordinate 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 UK & US. Additionally, Data Preparation Analyst will guide and work with the Data Technicians on understanding the specifications mapping from old to new system. Data prep analyst will also serve as the first point of Quality Check. Data entry of specification can be related to Ingredient, Formula, Process, Finished Good and/or Packaging specification related to PepsiCo products.Responsibilities

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 and other spec GBS teams
  • 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
  • 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


  • 4-6 yrs (good to have) gained in Food/Beverage or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry
  • Min. Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or equivalent relevant experience required.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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