Global Director, Design Thinking & Training at PepsiCo

Job Opened Up – 3/5/2019

The mission is to drive the innovation agendas for PepsiCo Global brands and businesses to help it grow and transform beyond its core.  We drive innovation by defining, prototyping, learning and launching strategically aligned and commercially viable new products, services, retail experiences, brands and systems. We challenge and seek to change how PepsiCo works to drive true business innovation.

We are a creatively driven team that leverages the power of Design Thinking to solve business problems that drive meaningful growth.  We innovate with intent; to solve real problems, for real people, in the real world. We innovate to incite positive change – for people, brands, business and the world around us.  We know what it takes to make ideas a reality and bring that into everything we do.

You will:

Report to PepsiCo Head of Design Innovation, working in collaboration with other design leaders, in conjunction with the Chief Design Officer, to effectively develop and deliver Design Thinking training across the organization.  You’ll be responsible for the development, delivery and growth of effective Design Thinking training materials & workshops that represent the Design Innovation team’s work and point-of-view.  You will also identify new partnership & project opportunities for the Design & Innovation teams.

Collaborative Design Thinking Expert: You will successfully partner and work collaboratively across the organization between Design Innovation Directors managing core businesses, designing robust processes and engage with a variety of stakeholders to get input and assess options. You will build effective working relationships with senior management to evangelize the importance and effectiveness of adopting a Design Thinking methodology for a range of different business goals and projects. You’ll drive awareness and pull for Design Thinking training across the company at large.  You’ll manage a small to lead this effort and pull from existing practitioners to execute training & workshops.

You should be comfortable with ambiguity inherent in design processes and bring deep experience either as a practitioner or an expert trainer of Design Thinking, ideally across different business or organizations.

Strategic Business Development Leadership: This is a highly visible role across brands and businesses and will effectively identify new business/project opportunities for the Design & innovation teams.

In addition to the below, you’ll bring a keen business sense on how Design & Innovation teams can add more value to the organization and share the opportunities back with the Design Leadership team.

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