Product Development Scientist II

Keurig Dr Pepper Burlington , MA 01803

Posted 1 month ago

Job Overview

Come join a creative team of scientists and engineers on the forefront of beverage innovation! This team is dedicated to growing the category by pushing the boundaries of beverage development and delivery to satisfy every consumer need. Over 10 years ago, the coffee industry was revolutionized with the launch of the Keurig brewing system, allowing consumers to brew one cup of coffee on demand. Now with the power of Keurig Dr Pepper, join a new challenger in the beverage industry and let's discover the possibilities!

This diverse and important role within Beverage R&D enables Keurig Dr Pepper to maximize the impact of the Keurig system synergy (beverage, pod, and appliance) to partners, customers, and consumers. The product development scientist II will:

Lead hot and cold Beverage Development initiatives, including pre-concept exploration, development and commercialization Generate ideas for beverage innovation, in close collaboration with consumer insights, marketing, and brewer teams Act as the key Beverage R&D representative, assuring beverage requirements and quality considerations are followed for best consumer experience in all Keurig brewers Advance the business through technical excellence ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality and product performance requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role is multifaceted, and will balance hands on beverage formulation, product and process research on related enabling technologies, project management, participation/support in consumer science analysis and interpretation, experimental test method development, data analysis, and intense collaboration with cross-functional teams, specifically with marketing and consumer insights.

Responsibilities include:

  • Hot and Cold beverage formulation for beverage innovation pipeline that include premium coffee, and indulgent products

  • Rapid prototype generation and testing (physical, chemical, sensorial attributes, and stability); data recording and analysis

  • Actively lead ideation sessions targeting beverage innovation pipeline build

  • Source and develop new ingredients or beverage processing/packaging solutions

  • Development of experimental plans for proof of concept and proof of feasibility, and consumer test new beverages

  • Interface and lead development with co-manufacturers

  • Create and drive timelines, actions plans, reports, and presentations to manage and communicate progress on a given initiative

  • Educate cross functional partners on technical and scientific principles of beverages as necessary

  • Represent beverage technical considerations including quality, sensory characteristics, stability, food safety, manufacturability, and functionality in appliance, portion pack and consumer design initiatives- prepare and deliver effective recommendations

  • Able to read, interpret and apply scientific literature into beverage formulation/development

  • Positively influence and engage in a creative, performance driven culture

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, or Engineering discipline

  • Beverage experience, coffee and/or dairy beverage formulation experience highly desired/preferred

  • 3-6+ years experience of product development in the innovation space; Consumer Packaged Goods experience preferred

  • Proficiency in food and beverage chemistry. Powder beverage experience a plus.

  • Ability to understanding sensory and consumer sciences, consumer insights, as well as Good Lab and Manufacturing Practices, and Food Safety Regulatory Standards

  • Proficient in statistical design of experiments

  • Adequate business orientation; ability to ask relevant questions, understand business case and consumer proposition

  • Strong team player; experience in bringing teams/individuals together to deliver projects; strong thought and executional leadership

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig, Dr Pepper, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Canada Dry, Snapple, Bai, Mott's and The Original Donut Shop. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.


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