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What's it like to work for Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo? Take a look below to get the scoop!

People

WHAT MAKES FRITO-LAY GREAT? our people!

At Frito-Lay, the possibilities for your career are endless. Choose a photo to learn more about some of the positions you’ll find at Frito-Lay — including a few that may surprise you!

FRITO-LAY profile:

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  • I enjoy the trust and opportunities the company has given me to develop, grow, and lead multi-million dollar businesses and categories. In addition to the opportunity to develop and pass the knowledge onto others.
  • I enjoy being able to work with driven individuals who want to be challenged and win. The people in our company are what make the difference and make me stay.
Alice Chan, Sales Director
Plano, TX

Education:  BS, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
Favorite Frito-Lay Snack:  SMARTFOOD® Popcorn & LAY'S® Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips

  • I support, build, and align clear business strategies and execution that help drive shared growth & partnership at all levels.
  • I work cross-functionally with Senior Sales Leaders to solve problems, mitigate conflicting agendas, provide solutions, and ensure business processes and strategies are delivering to plan.
  • I manage meeting agendas for the Senior Leadership Team, including regular staff meetings and off-sites, and ensure communication and coordination between teams is as efficient as possible.
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"In my time at Frito-Lay, I have grown to be a multi-site leader."
Sanjeev Saini, Maintenance Mechanic
Modesto, CA

As a maintenance mechanic, I bring my technical knowledge to the table on a daily basis to help solve our challenges in production efficiency and scheduling. I’ve worked closely with the SunChips® brand to optimize our production line and led the rollout of a defect system. In my time at Frito-Lay, I have grown to be a multi-site leader.

Circle of Champions Honoree
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"As a lead warehouser since 2006, I have had the opportunity to lead major projects that have transformed our distribution operations."
David McDonald, Lead Warehouser
Southgate, MI

As a lead warehouser since 2006, I have had the opportunity to lead major projects that have transformed our distribution operations. I have supported the conversion of our Southgate Distribution Center from a 34-route suburban facility to a 100-route urban-focused facility. More recently I led a shared inventory management process between Detroit-area distribution center and ensured a smooth installation of a new chip manufacturing line.

Circle of Champions Honoree
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"What I love most about working in marketing for Frito-Lay is that I have the chance to make a big impact on some of the world’s most iconic brands. We imagine, create, and execute the future of new products and promotions. It’s the best job in the world!"

Brandi Ray, Senior Marketing Manager, Innovation
Plano, TX

Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: TOSTITOS® Cantina Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips

I am the Sr. Marketing Manager for TOSTITOS® and SUNCHIPS® brand innovation. I develop the strategy and innovation pipelines and work with world-class cross-functional teams here at Frito-Lay to bring our best new product ideas to life. I have the unique opportunity to manage the entire product development process from consumer insight to product concept to the product you see in stores. There is no cooler feeling in the world than to see something your team has created in the hands of consumers!

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"I enjoy working at Frito-Lay because it’s a fun environment with great workers. The ability to know and be a part of such a great company is awesome!"

Omar High, Warehouser
Raleigh, NC

Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: FRITOS® Honey BBQ FLAVOR TWISTS®

I am a warehouser at our Raleigh plant working mostly on our bulk dock moving and prepping our trucks. I’m also the leader of our Maintenance Safety Team and facilitate flight plan reviews for our production site.

Christina Clarke
"I love our “can do” culture. If there is a challenge or an opportunity, we go after it!"
Christina Clarke, Sr. Director of Marketing, Away From Home Team
Plano, TX
​Education: B.S., Arizona State University
Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: CHEETOS® Crunchy Snacks

​I lead brand strategy and activation for our Away From Home channel. Our team brings product innovation like DORITOS® Loaded to the consumer.
Kristie Wdowiak
"What I have enjoyed the most in my career is developing people. It is awesome to work for a company that makes such great products, but when people grow, develop, and do things they didn’t think possible, it is very rewarding. I also like the competitive and fast paced environment – never a dull moment!"
Kristie Wdowiak, Operations Director, OLT/West Division
Plano, TX
​Education: B.A. Labor & Industrial Relations, Pennsylvania State University
​Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: MISS VICKIE’S® Jalapeño Kettle Chips

​I support our Operations Leadership Team as Chief of Staff, and also support the West Division Supply Chain Team with analysis and developing processes to drive business results.
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"I am proud of my career at Frito-Lay because of the competitive and challenging teamwork environment that exists in our culture. There is also a tremendous amount of pride that accompanies the fact that we represent such a wide variety of America’s most loved brands and snacks!"
Tom Farinacci, Customer Management Account Representative
Des Moines, IA
​Education: MBA, University of Kansas
B.S. Business Administration, William Jewell College
B.S. Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, William Jewell College
Favorite Frito-Lay Snacks: TOSTITOS® Original Tortilla Chips

​As a Customer Management Account Representative, I strive to continuously improve upon the fantastic relationships that we have built with our customers. We work together to plan and grow the business while at the same time bringing new and innovative experiences to consumers in the market. 
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"I love that at Frito-Lay I get to wear many hats. One day, I’ll be in the market selling to district managers and store managers or on a route truck with my RSRs or planning and presenting initiatives to my other District Sales Leaders.  Each day is different and most of the time turns out to be somewhat different than I planned it to be at the beginning of the day… but that is what keeps working at Frito-Lay so exciting!"
Kirsten Taetz, District Sales Leader
Springfield, MO
​Education: MBA, Missouri State University
B.S. Business Management, Missouri State University
Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: TOSTITOS® Cantina Thin and Crispy Tortilla Chips with TOSTITOS® Queso Blanco Dip

​I manage a $7.5 million volume blended-format district in Springfield, MO with 11 Route Sales Representatives who I interact with daily to sell, lead, and plan our business.  I also am the Marketing SME for the Springfield Zone and am an active participant in several of our Employee Resource Groups and campus recruiting.
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"I enjoy the fast-paced environment and the ability to come up with new ideas to improve our business.  Also, the opportunity to develop others and see them flourish in their careers."
Megan McCarty, Manufacturing Senior Resource
Modesto, CA
​Education: B.S. Business Administration, minor in Engineering Management and Sports Management
​Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: LAY’S® TAPATIO® Potato Chips

​I manage the Potato Chip Processing and Packaging Unit out of Modesto.  I’m responsible for producing high quality product while ensuring we are hitting our targets and making sure our team members are safe.  
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"Frito-Lay challenges me to be innovative and make the best product every day."
Richard Campa, Processing Operator
San Antonio, TX
Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: FRITOS® Original Corn Chips

​I am responsible for making sure our San Antonio plant follows and executes our process controls to ensure we make the best products possible every day. 
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"I enjoy managing major projects from beginning to end. I also enjoy working with our production plants and a variety of cross-functional partners from other organizations to implement innovative and strategic production solutions."
Ron Hobbs, Engineering Innovation Manager
Plano, TX
​Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Christian Brothers University
​Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: LAY’S® Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips

​My team manages innovation and capacity capital projects for a variety of Frito-Lay brands including CHEETOS®, FUNYUNS®, SUNCHIPS® and ROLD GOLD®.
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"I enjoy being able to work with such talented people on a daily basis. Working for Frito-Lay has also given me the opportunity to work in a wide variety of roles over time."
Mark Lensmeyer, Finance Director, Foodservice
Plano, TX
​Education: MBA, University of Missouri
Favorite Frito-Lay Snack: TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips

​My team provides finance support for the workplace and restaurant segments of our foodservice business.
 
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