PepsiCo Manufacturing Operations Future Leader Intern


Why PepsiCo?
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose - our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability Protected Veteran. For more information, visit

Functional Description:
The goal of PepsiCo's Operations internship program is to provide students with the opportunity to leverage their academic understanding in a real-world, business-driven environment. During this internship you may have exposure leading teams of hourly associates, implementing and managing leading-edge manufacturing and distribution technology, as well as process flow design and mapping, productivity measures, time studies, data collection and computational analyses within the production and operations areas of our facilities. Additionally, you will have opportunities to solve operational issues and motivate team members to achieve performance targets. At the end of the summer, our interns report out to their Leadership Team on the key business points learned from their internship experience.

What you can expect:
Opportunities are provided through varying assignments in Production, Warehouse, Maintenance, Quality, and Fleet Operations. Assignments are based on functional knowledge vs. defined time periods. Based on performance, candidates will have the unique opportunity to move rapidly to increasing levels of responsibility leading to managerial positions. Keep in mind, when you work for PepsiCo, you will have access to a variety of operating environments within the Beverages, Foods and Corporate environments; this means that you can support power brands such as Tropicana, Gatorade, Quaker & Frito-Lay and still work within the same company!

Below are some of the activities you can be expected to participate in:

Motivate operations team to achieve performance targets
Support various components and activities spanning the project management life cycle such as business case analysis, detailed requirements, software design/testing/deployment and issues management
Gain understanding of various supply chain functions and disciplines
Receive opportunities to build affiliation with associate peers and interact with senior leadership
Assist in the analysis and development of supply chain metrics and business processes
Report findings to other team members and management as required
Work on large projects and manage time and effort without need for constant supervision
Learn various statistical modeling and developing reporting tools
Learn to manage production staff to attain production and quality goals
Gain valuable insights between manufacturing & distribution/selling
Assist in developing individuals and the team to solve operational issues
Improve team communication and engagement
Assist in organizing and facilitating team meetings to achieve continuous improvement process
Organize and facilitate work team meetings (examples: pre-shift, roundtables, etc.)
Be flexible - in order to understand our 24/7 operations, you may at times need to work various schedules, including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends


What we're looking for:

Preferred majors include: All Engineering Majors, Food Science, Operations/Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Leadership & Supervision, and Business Management
Involvement in a minimum of one extracurricular activity
Highly motivated self-starter
Leading people or leading projects throughout your academic career (on- or off- campus)
Previous experience in an operations environment (on- or off- campus; either through employment or through academic clubs)
Ability to work in an unstructured environment with the ability to make tradeoff decisions quickly
Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation and team building skills
Ability to give/receive constructive feedback
Flexibility for relocation will allow for greater advancement opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

Must graduate with Bachelor's degree within one (1) year of internship completion.
Eligible to work in United States without work authorization sponsorship now or anytime in the future
Must pass a drug screen and background investigation


Time limit on

Food and drink industry


Number of people

No information


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