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Keurig Dr Pepper Cost Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview

As a modern beverage company, Keurig Dr. Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) was the first to bring hot and cold beverages together at scale. We are building on our position as the innovation leader in appliances to deliver the next generation of Keurig® machines to brew the love for our consumers and customers. Our Keurig® appliances implement advanced technology to bring our consumers a consistently perfect cup and we’re on a journey to engineer an even better cup of coffee while bringing our consumers the most simple and exceptional beverage experience yet. As part of our Appliance Global Product Organization, you will be at the heart of a team that is transforming our iconic brand for the next era. Keurig Brewers utilize advanced technology to provide the Perfect Cup, in every cup.

This product development team is responsible for end-to-end research, design, manufacture, and delivery of all beverage appliances for the At Home and Away from Home market segments. We expect all of our employees to exemplify our strong company values of “Team First”, “Deliver Big”, “Think Bold” and “Be Fearless and Fair” in their daily work. To support you on your journey, our facilities provide state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and workspaces. We also offer a competitive benefits package, training, and mentoring by our executive team.

The Cost Engineer occupies a key role in the Appliance Business Unit to develop product and subsystem cost models using should cost analysis and a variety of data sources. This role works cross-functionally with engineering, product management, supply chain, and finance to drive cost predictability and accuracy on Keurig brewers. There is a heavy focus on the fast-paced new product development space, where cost modeling can shape future products!

What you will do:

  • Responsible for providing detailed bottoms-up product costing throughout the new product development cycle

  • Use your technical expertise to drive engineering and product management to meet program cost targets at a subsystem and product level

  • Track actual costs versus target to identify gaps and define actions to achieve target

  • Lead cross-functional cost reviews to report on cost trajectory and risks / opportunities for each program

  • Participate in product teardowns to assist in competitive benchmarking

  • Support supply chain strategies and development of business award recommendations

  • Work closely with US and Asia based teams to manage Advanced Development and NPD cost


  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Business Operations, or similar preferred

  • 3-5 years experience preferred

  • This role has the potential to be a Cost Engineer II or Senior Cost Engineer, depending upon experience and skillset

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced global environment

  • Experience working with contract manufactured consumer products is preferred

  • Creative problem solver in ambiguous situations

  • Direct experience with “clean sheet” or should-cost based negotiations and agile teams is a plus

  • Outgoing individual with strong communication skills, and a solid understanding of engineering design, specifications, cost drivers

  • Flexible schedule to enable cross-region work during off hours (US to Asia communications)

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point; experience with costing/clean sheet systems is a plus

  • Experience with aPriori costing software is a plus

  • Potential for occasional international travel

Company Overview

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.