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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Research & Development Analyst, PepsiCo (NY)

Research & Development Analyst, PepsiCo – NY

PepsiCo is seeking a Research & Development Analyst. This position is located in Valhalla, NY.

The person in this position will be responsible for:

Global Subscriptions and Vendor Management:
  • Oversee global research services for global R&D which includes working with new vendors, assessing & identification of new services, negotiating contracts and pricing,
  • Manage the subscription budget and make funding recommendations
  • Lead the global review selection process/evaluation of new materials and electronic resources
  • Ensure connectivity and usability of tools and resources and manage end-user experiences expeditiously
  • Educate end user on online services which includes working with the vendors to conduct comprehensive training
  • Compile usage metrics across customer base for internal reporting on key online subscription services.
  • Assist in the identification of new online subscription services to support customers’ needs
Global Research:
  • Proactively meet with individuals and global groups to stay abreast of developing projects to ensure KM services are utilized where applicable.
  • Assist in the identification of research and insights to support R&D key initiatives
  • Assess and compile strategically significant intelligence on key competitors and new competitive including patent and trademark reviews, company information, industry trends, news monitoring, technology tracking, and government/regulatory issues.
  • Coordinate assessment of new product ideas through complete landscape evaluation (competitive patents, products, and technical literature).
  • Interpret complex and ambiguous information from several sources and deliver comprehensive results
  • Proactively enhances organizational capability through formal transfer of knowledge/expertise to others
  • Ensure KM services and resources are globally communicated/disseminated and easily accessed from the Global R&D portal.
  • Proactively identify new ways to connect associates to research and automate previously manual processes.
Critical Competencies:
  • Ability to work collaboratively globally with both internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a matrixed team oriented environment and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Strong communication, verbal and analytical skills
  • Ensures project objectives and results are consistent with business goals
  • Demonstrates understanding of cross-functional business needs
  • Contributes to development of project objectives to ensure they are aligned
  • Develops and implements clear, realistic plans to address complex or ambiguous project goals within time and resource constraints
  • Minimizes or removes barriers to project results, leveraging manager and others as needed
  • Monitors progress on multiple projects and tasks, and revises work plan as needed.
  • Proposes alternative actions to realign with strategy as needed
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