Come and work for a global FMCG company with some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands. We are looking for someone with a Degree in nutrition and ideally an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with 6-8 years of experience in the food industry to come and join this dynamic team and lead the nutrition and wellness agenda.

With a large portfolio of food and beverage brands PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand employs more than 1500 people across ANZ at Smiths Snack Food Company, Bluebird Foods NZ and PepsiCo Beverages. With global brands like  Sunbites, Doritos, Gatorade, and Pepsi Max, we also make some home-grown favourites such as Smith’s Chips, Red Rock Deli, Twisties, and our Bluebird NZ snack brands. PepsiCo was recognised as a Top Employer in both Australia and New Zealand in 2021 and 2022, one of only 16 organisations globally to earn this certification.

PepsiCo has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for gender equality for the past 10 years and is one of the leading organisations in this space. We also believe in our sustainability  strategy, that there is an opportunity to change how the world distributes, consumes, and disposes of food and beverages and we aim to use our scale, reach, and expertise to help build a more sustainable food system that can still meet human needs for enjoyment and continue to drive our economic and social development.

To continue our success, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Nutrition Scientist to join our R&D team.

This role is a Fixed Term Contract of 12 months. The successful candidate will lead the Nutrition Sciences agenda for the Australia and New Zealand Businesses and support the core portfolio of beverages and snacks, as well as drive nutrition-focused innovation. You will also have the opportunity to represents PepsiCo ANZ externally via science-based communication and engagement with key opinion leaders, policy makers, professional and trade associations, customers, media and consumers.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the PepsiCo ANZ nutrition agenda
  • Identify and implement nutrition strategies for all categories (food and beverage), including new and emerging products and brands
  • Provide science based guidance and briefing to ANZ senior leadership on the external environment regarding nutrition and health measures and policy including emerging issues/opportunity on food and nutrition such as nutrition & health trends, novel ingredients, etc.
  • Develop nutrition guidance that is customized to PepsiCo brands and portfolio
  • Partner with Corporate Affairs, Legal and Regulatory teams to ensure all product messages are based on sound science and compliant with the local landscape
  • Build and/or strengthen a local network of key opinion leaders, experts and partners. Participate in local professional associations and forums to credibly represent PepsiCo and elevate it’s portfolio
  • Be the authoritative nutrition spokesperson internally and externally for PepsiCo ANZ


Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • First Degree in a nutrition related discipline, ideally an  Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
  • 6-8 years of experience within the food industry or similar commercially focused environment is required
  • Actively networking with the health and nutrition association in Australia and New Zealand such as DAA, FSANZ, Food & Grocery Councils including the industry association and others.
  • Good understanding/appreciation of the broader business and health/nutrition landscape in ANZ
  • Sound technical and commercial knowledge, with proven application in practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively across all levels and all functions of the organization including at a senior level
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to interpret complex data and distil into useful and actionable information
  • Ability to explain complex scientific issues/solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to plan and manage a budget


What we can offer you:

  • Flexibility with work hours and work location
  • Health initiatives through our Health and Wellness programs
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities through Learning Offerings online


PepsiCo’s hiring process:

  1. Submit your application
  2. Interview(s) and skills evaluation
  3. Online Assessment process
  4. Reference and background checks


At PepsiCo, we believe what makes you unique, makes us better. We embrace equal opportunities for all employees. We believe that our people are our best asset and understand the importance of bringing different perspectives, different lenses and different experiences to our workplace. We are committed to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that truly reflects the global communities we operate within. We encourage women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

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