Senior Manager, Sustainability Communications



PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

The Senior Manager of pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) Global Communications role is focused primarily on proactive storytelling for pep+, PepsiCo’s strategic end-to-end business transformation with sustainability at the center of how we will create growth and value. From how we source our ingredients to how we make and sell our products, pep+ connects the future of our business with the future of the world.

The individual in this role will interface with a number of senior executives, subject matter experts and cross-functional partners, while coordinating with global markets, to storymine and manage storytelling around our pep+ strategy, key initiatives and content areas via a variety of channels including media relations, speaking engagements, annual reports, partner announcements and owned/paid content.

  • This is a hybrid role with flexibility to work remotely and in a HQ location including Purchase, NY; Plano, TX; Chicago, IL*


What it Takes to Thrive in this Role:

  • Self Starter mentality. Inquistive by nature. Collaborative. Resourceful. Multi-tasker.
  • Comfort engaging with top-tier media and shaping, course - courrecting and landing favorable media coverage. 
  • Exceptional time management, organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to learn, assess and articulate complex topics and information in a compelling and concise way.
  • Grace under pressure, executive presence and comfort around senior executives.
  • Strong decision making and resourceful, problem - solving skills. 
  • Highest-level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace ambiguity and to be nimble given shifting priorities, new assignments and challenging business landscape. 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $ 100,500 -$ 168,150 based on a full-time schedule
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
  • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 15% paid out Annually.
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement
  • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • 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. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required.
  • 8+ years of experience in PR/communications / a dynamic news-making environment with proven experience in generating positive media coverage.
  • Experience in environmental sustainability communications is required.

Preferred Qualificiatons:

  • Saavy media engagement skills, including direct interaction with trade, consumer and business media.
  • Hands-on experience developing holistic internal and external communications strategic plans and materials, including but not limited to press releases, media lists, pitches and message maps.
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly under tight deadlines and through a consumer, partner and employee consumption lens.
  • Deep understanding of the media landscape and interconnectivity between paid, earned, social and owned approaches.
  • An awareness of the challenges facing global food and beverage companies.
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