PepsiCo's North American arm has promoted Cie Nicholson to the role of chief marketing officer.

Nicholson also takes a senior vice-president position at Pepsi-Cola North America, replacing Dave Burwick, who was named president of Pepsi-QTG Canada last week.

Nicholson has spent eight years at the company, most recently as vice-president for non-carbonated beverages.

"Cie is primed and ready to run the marketing organisation," said Dawn Hudson, president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America.

"She's one of our most intuitive thinkers and leaders - a creative and assertive marketer who acts decisively."