Global Environmental Policy Manager

New York, NY +1

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.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people.

The Public Policy and Government Affairs (PPGA) team helps PepsiCo navigate the increasingly volatile and complex policy and regulatory landscape in which our company operates. By anticipating opportunities and risks, we facilitate positive environments and avoid discriminatory regulations. Further, our proactive engagement with a range of external stakeholders ensures PepsiCo has a seat at the negotiating table and allows us to help shape fair policies that are science-based and protect consumer choice.

In this role, you will sit within the Global Public Policy team, supporting the work of the Global Environmental Policy team and global Corporate Affairs function to help PepsiCo achieve its PepsiCo Positive sustainability ambition and goals by fostering efficiency through cross-sector and cross-business alignment and best practices. 

This is a hybrid role located either in Purchase, NY or Washington, DC.


  • Synthesize and evaluate relevant global environmental policy trends, stakeholder action and emerging issues to help shape and inform PepsiCo’s sustainability strategies and initiatives with a particular focus on sustainable packaging policies, water, climate and agriculture
  • Lead development and execution of internal capacity building efforts on PepsiCo’s environmental policy positions and engagement strategies
  • Collaborate with Government Affairs function to ensure environmental policy positions and priorities are well understood and aligned with advocacy approaches
  • Support other business functions in external communication and ESG disclosure efforts on PepsiCo’s policy positions
  • Support the business by managing regulatory and consumer/reputational risks related to environmental policy
  • Lead internal capabilities building on policy positions and engagement strategies enabling pep+

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $98,700 - $ 165,150 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 12% of annual salary 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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of public affairs or sustainability experience, including relevant experience in a company, trade association, non-profit and/or consulting group
  • Sound knowledge of environmental policy issues affecting CPG industry, specifically as they relate to collection and recycling policies
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and oral), including ability to build compelling and clear educational materials for different audiences on critical issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field, background in public policy and/or sustainability
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, take responsibility for a project, set the right priorities and adapt quickly in fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently, proactively and efficiently with little supervision in matrix organization

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.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy.

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