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UK Industrial Placements - Supply Chain Operations

Leicester. Multiple Vacancies.

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You’ve learned a lot as a student already. Want to put it into practice at PepsiCo? 

Our placement programmes are structured to give you the chance to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest brands. From day one, you’ll be working on projects that matter. You’ll shake things up, shape trends, and get guidance and development to help you discover your potential. 

We’re home to some of the world’s favourite brands, such as Walkers, Pepsi Max, Quaker, Tropicana, Doritos, Pipers, Naked, Copella, Lipton, Monster Munch and 7UP to name just a few! Our business covers the full product lifecycle from creating new flavours in our labs to dreaming up ad campaigns and delivering packs to stores. There’s plenty in between too.  

Everything Has a Purpose

A look at what inspires PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey.

We build brands we are really proud of and we have a mission to create more smiles with every sip and bite. Here at PepsiCo we think like entrepreneurs. We voice opinions fearlessly. We celebrate diversity and differences. We care about growing sustainably. And we get a lot of free Doritos.  

We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates to join our Operations Teams based in Leicester, Skelmersdale and in our Southern Region Distribution Centre on a 12 month placement programme.   

What will you be doing? 

Operations delivery to service is critical to PepsiCo! That means our Operational Teams are at the heart of the action in our manufacturing and distribution sites and are kept busy delivering to our customers in the UK and globally. In this placement you will: 

  • Lead and own projects from inception through to handover ensuring key phasing of Projects are identified and worked to 
  • Seek opportunities for productivity improvements 
  • Data collection & improvements 
  • Project Management 
  • Act as an interface (‘on project’ point of contact) for Site and other PepsiCo plants with team  (such as Operations, Finance, Engineering, Quality) 
  • Lead Operations Teams as appropriate for the size of each project ensuring adequate/appropriate resource allocation 
  • Cross UK communication of projects for best practices 

What are we looking for? 

  • A student currently in the second year of university studies, where the course includes the option of completing a sandwich placement during the third year following path to a degree level qualification in ideally an Engineering, Business Management or closely related discipline 
  • Disruption. An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things 
  • Passion. For our company, for your development and for sustainability. 
  • Ambition. Eagerness to learn and grow your career and aspire to be our future leaders. 
  • Creativity. Bring your new thinking and fresh ideas to our brands. 
  • You! At PepsiCo we bring ourselves to work and embrace diversity and inclusion. We believe our differences is what makes us special. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • High degree of initiative and drive to deliver results 
  • Can think of new and innovative ways to develop systems and make existing things work more efficiently 
  • An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things 
  • Agile – Flexible approach with the ability to work with a demanding agenda and prioritise tasks 

What else do you need to know? 

This 12 month placement starts in July 2022, with a salary of £21,000.

Other Benefits: 

  • Vibrant culture 
  • Development and mentoring 
  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holidays  
  • Discounted PepsiCo products 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • And a whole lot more… 

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 1st, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Leicester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Pharmacology

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