Associate Manager, Sustainable Packaging Strategy - 223415

at PepsiCo Corp in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Associate Manager, Sustainable Packaging Strategy

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $80 billion in net revenue in 2022, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit 

Under our pep+ sustainability strategy, we’re driven by three ambitious pillars:
* Positive Agriculture+ where we’re working to source our crops and ingredients in ways that restore the earth and strengthens farming communities. Including spreading regenerative agriculture practices across seven million acres - an area approximately the size of our agricultural footprint.
* Positive Value Chain+ that will transform how we make products in a way that build a circular, inclusive economy while making a positive impact on the planet and people. Goals include achieving net-zero emissions across our value chain by 2040, net water positive by 2030, and a sustainable packaging agenda, targets, and vision to create a world where packaging never becomes waste.
* Positive Choices+ that is inspiring people, through brands to make choices that create more smiles for them and the planet every day. Including goals to accelerate our reduction of added sugars and sodium using science-based targets across our portfolio and offering more products with healthier oils by 2025.

The Associate Manager, Sustainable Packaging Strategy will join PepsiCo’s Global Sustainability Office to support our pep+ sustainable packaging agenda and our vision to create a world where packaging never becomes waste. This role will partner with global Sector and Functional teams to develop programs to reduce, reuse, and reinvent plastics packaging – providing critical guidance and execution support to accelerate performance and achieve our 2030 goals.

Many of the sustainable packaging challenges PepsiCo faces require strategic collaboration with partners throughout our value chain. The successful candidate will work constructively with a variety of internal colleagues across different functional and geographic backgrounds as well as a portfolio of external partners spanning different subject matter focus areas, all to support the execution of PepsiCo’s sustainable packaging agenda.

* Manage current global partnership workstreams
* Manage partner/project portfolio and establish processes to improve a) our internal coordination across multiple projects and b) the efficacy of ongoing projects to contribute to our 2030 sustainable packaging goals
* Coordinate with strategic partners like Closed Loop Partners or Circulate Capital to identify, plan, and execute projects that focus on ‘impact capital’ solutions along our value chain


Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree in business and/or related areas (business administration, sustainability, public policy, environmental sciences) required; Master’s degree preferred
* 3-5+ years of demonstrated experience in program/project implementation, especially in areas related to sustainability, circular economy, and packaging

Preferred Qualifications:
* Outstanding multi-stakeholder project/leadership management skills and proven ability to effectively collaborate across range of internal/external stakeholders to deliver project outcomes
* Strong modeling, data, and analytical skills
* Experience developing presentation materials for an executive audience
* Strong understanding of corporate sustainability landscape, trends, and emerging issues, particularly those related to the circular economy

Key Competencies and ‘Soft Skills’:
* Strong time/project management skills, ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and create/deliver against action plans
* Ability to remain results-oriented in ambiguous, complex, and less-structured environments
* Communication skills of consensus-building, facilitating, influencing, and negotiating
* Ability to think strategically and apply analytical frameworks to reach conclusions
* Able to effectively work with people from various cultures and levels of matrixed organization to drive results
* Curiosity and ability to learn, ‘connect the dots’, and build multi-functional networks
* Passion for sustainability and motivation to drive meaningful change
* Foreign language skills a plus
* COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role.  Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.

Compensation and Benefits:
* The expected compensation range for this position is between $100,000 to $125,000 based on a full-time schedule
* Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
* Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 10% of annual salary paid out Annually.
* Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement
* In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.

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Job Posting: 10935195

Posted On: May 17, 2023

Updated On: Jun 21, 2023

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