Senior Manager Scientific Affairs - Toxicologist, North America Foods & LATAM
Job Title: Senior Manager Scientific Affairs - Toxicologist, North America Foods & LATAM
Job Location: Flexible: Plano, TX; Valhalla, NY; relocation assistance may be provided
- Provide toxicological expertise and guidance to PFNA and LATAM teams, including recommendations on the safety and suitability of ingredients, processes, and products
- Develop scientific strategies to enable pre-market innovation of novel ingredients and technologies ensuring consumer safety
- Deliver accurate and efficient technical post-market support on matters relating to ingredient and product safety
- Communicate highly technical toxicological guidance to similarly trained as well as non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization including R&D and cross-functional leadership teams
- Work with external organizations, notably trade associations and scientific institutions, to develop and promote science-based policies which support the business’ strategic direction
- Actively contribute to the identification (Horizon Scanning) and implementation of scientific strategies for the management of emerging ingredient and contaminant issues relevant to PepsiCo
- Actively monitor and integrate new scientific developments and risk assessment approaches relevant to PepsiCo’s goals and priorities
- PhD in Toxicology, pharmacology, or other related science
- In depth understanding and skill in toxicological risk assessment: familiarity with current and evolving risk assessment paradigms and ability to conduct and interpret risk assessments and coach others to do so
- Minimum five years of direct experience in the food industry is preferred, other consumer goods support will also be considered.
- Specific experience in toxicological risk assessment of ingredients, food contact materials, contaminants and pesticides
- External Affairs experience working with trade associations and/or scientific organizations preferred
- Knowledge of the regulatory environment in the US and LATAM, including experience with the regional pre-market approval processes, is desirable
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills. In particular, a demonstrated ability to explain complex science to non-scientists and business leaders
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and execute efficiently
- Experience managing and mentoring others is desired
- Ability to build networks with industry, academic, and governmental counterparts
- Fluent in English and Spanish; Brazilian Portuguese considered
- 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
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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
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