Pepsi Lipton
Tomorrowland 2015
Welclome to the Colworth office

Welclome to the Colworth office

Working in a joint venture across two large multinational companies we have the great privilege of being able to locate our people in either a PepsiCo or Unilever office. In the UK we have two offices.  A Research and Development centre in Bedfordshire and a Marketing office in Surrey.

Colworth is the Bedfordshire office and is located in the picturesque village of Sharnbrook, within the grounds of a Grade II listed stately house.  The house and its grounds are steeped in history stretching back more than 2,000 years. There is even an onsite museum, housing the history of Colworth House and Unilever.

Colworth is where you will find our Global R&D, Packaging and Supply Chain totalling around 25 Pepsi Lipton team members.  The facilities here include laboratories and a Pilot Plant where new formulations are developed and trialled with the additional support of state of the art analytical facilities.

Colworth is now a Science Park and plays host to more than 650 Unilever employees together with many third party companies including British Gas, Cambridge University and Cranfield University.  We have an on-site gymnasium, a site restaurant and a large conference building which can host more than 200 people.  We also have fantastic sports facilities to include a golf course, cricket pitch and squash & tennis courts to name but a few.

Movers & Shakers

Why not take some time to get to know the friendly faces that make up our organisation, with new joiners and former team members alike. Click on one of the smiley faces below to get the full story

New Joiner - Tracy Xia

As a new comer to Pepsi Lipton Joint Venture, I can feel the diversity and energy from the team, which really makes me excited...I can also feel strong entrepreneurship spirit from my peers and the senior management team as well. 

It is very different from some big robot companies where you can only play a small role. In the Joint Venture, every team member can try everything to make things happen and be successful. It is a place where your career can be reborn.

New Joiner - Shweta Lakhlani

Your thoughts on your first days at Pepsi Lipton?

That everyone is really passionate about the company and brands…

What are you most passionate about?

Hard to pick one, so: dancing, driving and shoes

What is your greatest achievement to date?

First time success with auditors and building relationships to break the “mean finance” concept with the sales team.

What is your favorite holiday destination?

I haven’t found one yet!

Your favourite PepsiLipton product?

Lipton Ice Tea – Peach flavor

New Joiner - Maggie Che

Your thoughts on your first week at Pepsi Lipton?
Well organized, everything was set up and enjoyed the orientation session too. I was warmly welcomed and introduced to team members. We talked about clear responsibilities of our function and ways of working. 

What are you most passionate about?
Personally I love beverages and the brand we are working for. The challenges are great and give space for exciting achievements.  I am looking forward to explore and understand more about the Franchise business model which is new for me!

What is your greatest achievement to date?
Exploring the China milk tea opportunity and analyze the next step for Lipton Milk Tea platform. Another one is playing a key role in Lipton Fruit Tea and bring further growth in terms of products, package and communication. Last but not least, assisting TW milk tea PET launch plan and analyze TW milk tea platform in portfolio management

What is your favorite holiday destination?
Not one in particular! I enjoy the adventure and exploring new spots (just got my diving master license!)

Your favourite Unilever / PepsiCo product?
Beverages and ice-cream are my favorites such as 7-Up, Cornetto, Ben&Jerry and Lipton
An introduction to our SVP & General Manager
Marc Schroeder

An introduction to our SVP & General Manager
Marc Schroeder

Marc joined PepsiCo in 2004 and held a number of senior leadership positions within the company before his appointment as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pepsi Lipton in February 2016.

In this role Marc has global responsibility for this joint venture between Unilever and PepsiCo operating in roughly 120 countries worldwide. Prior to his current assignment, Marc was Senior Vice President for PepsiCo’s Global Nutrition Group, running multi-billion dollar brands such as Tropicana, Quaker and Naked.

Prior to GNG, Marc was the Vice President & General Manager, Russia Foods, where he led the transformation of the snacks portfolio to match changing consumer trends. He began his PepsiCo career in the Benelux region where he led the beverages business. Before joining PepsiCo, Marc worked at Proctor & Gamble and MetrixLab.

Marc earned his Business Economics Masters degree at Erasmus University in Rotterdam in the Netherlands with parts of his studies completed in Oxford, England and Milan, Italy.
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