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Director, Human Rights and Sustainable Sourcing

at PepsiCo, Inc.

Job Description

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. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

PepsiCo’s Human Rights Office

PepsiCo’s Human Rights Office is a dedicated team within our Law Department that is responsible for setting and operationalizing our global human rights strategy, driving action to address our salient human rights issues, and ensuring compliance with human rights-related regulations. The team leads our human rights due diligence efforts and works closely with internal partners (e.g., Human Resources, Global Sustainability, and Global Procurement) to implement PepsiCo’s human rights strategy across our business and throughout our broader value chain. The team is led by our Senior Vice President, Employment Law & Chief Human Rights Officer and reports up through our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

As our Human Rights and Sustainable Sourcing Director, you will be report to our Senior Director, Employment Law & Head of Human Rights and serve as an integral part of our Human Rights Office. You will be responsible for creating the human rights strategy for our supply chain, operationalizing that strategy in partnership with key internal stakeholders (e.g., Global Procurement, Sustainable Agriculture), and leading the due diligence program to assess and mitigate human rights risks across our supply chain and other areas in our value chain. You will also catalyze initiatives and lead cross-functional teams to address the salient human rights issues for our supply chain.

This role is hybrid and can be based in any of our HQ locations: Purchase, NY, Plano, TX or Chicago, IL.


  • Create and lead the human rights strategy for our supply chain to mitigate business risk, address potential human rights risks, and advance respect for human rights across a constantly evolving sourcing landscape.
  • Engage with global functions, sector business units, and other internal teams to understand business needs, identify gaps, assess risk, and implement strategies to operationalize PepsiCo’s human rights strategy throughout our supply chain.
  • Support continued integration of PepsiCo’s global sustainable sourcing and human rights strategy across PepsiCo+ pillars (e.g., Positive Agriculture, Positive Value Chain, etc.), building meaningful relationships with sector CSOs and key functional leaders to deliver measurable business results.
  • Advise procurement, sustainability, and business leaders on sourcing and human rights risks, partnering to develop and implement mitigation strategies across key supply chain segments, commodities, raw materials, and sourcing geographies.
  • Oversee an external program management team of several in-country program managers as they implement and drive the day-to-day execution of PepsiCo’s Sustainable Sourcing Program.
  • Catalyze strategic initiatives and cross-functional teams to address PepsiCo’s salient human rights issues across the company’s supply chain, leading the company’s strategy to address forced labor risks across our supply chain.
  • Lead and oversee PepsiCo’s participation in key multi-stakeholder/collaborative initiatives (e.g., AIM-Progress, Consumer Goods Forum) to better understand emerging risks and drive action on systemic human rights challenges.
  • Lead the Human Rights Office’s remedy approach, partnering with Global Procurement and Sustainable Agriculture teams to address identified non-compliances and manage human rights grievances concerning sourcing activities.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $113,300 - $226,600
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
  • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 25% of annual salary paid out annually and an additional target payout of 10% of annual salary is paid out over 3 years following the end of the performance period.
  • Long term incentive equity may be awarded based on eligibility and performance.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, business, supply chain management, sustainability, human rights, or related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience managing sustainability, responsible supply chains, and/or business and human rights initiatives.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading supply chain and human rights programs.
  • Proven ability to develop and lead complex strategies across a broad base of cross-functional business team members.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD or Master’s Degree in law, public policy, business, sustainability, human rights, or similar graduate degree.
  • Experience building responsible sourcing program within an organization.
  • Experience executing human rights assessments across a range of industries and mitigating supply chain risks related to forced and child labor.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate a natural ability to build strong, deep relationships across the organization in a proactive manner.
  • Highly developed stakeholder engagement skills: will be comfortable operating through impact and influence.
  • Bring emotional intelligence and an ability to challenge existing concepts and beliefs and develop new ones, which create competitive distinctiveness and advantage for the group.
  • Have a genuine passion and excitement for business and human rights, able to lead and inspire others to share and participate in this through example and commitment.
  • 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.

To Apply

Please visit the PepsiCo, Inc. careers website.