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Keurig Dr Pepper Scientist, Product Development in Burlington, Massachusetts

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’s 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 will:

  • Lead Beverage Development driving new technologies as part of the Keurig Innovation System

  • Generate ideas for beverage and system innovation working with consumer insights, marketing, appliance, and manufacturing teams

  • Act as the key Beverage R&D representative assuring beverage requirements and quality considerations are included in Appliance and Beverage Innovation

  • Advances the business by strengthening collaboration between Beverage and Appliance teams, while driving consumer led innovation with sound scientific method and technical excellence


    This role is multifaceted, and will balance hands on 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 appliance and manufacturing teams.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Drive development for coffee, new appliances, and products against the innovation pipeline

  • Effectively collaborate with external partners to drive technical research

  • Rapid prototype generation and testing (physical, chemical, sensorial attributes, and stability); data recording and analysis; create and maintain specifications; maintain lab equipment

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

  • Development of experimental plans with appliance, packaging, and manufacturing teams to test new technologies, assess feasibility and consumer test new ideas

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

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

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

  • Active participant in innovation brainstorm sessions as well as funnel current and developing trends to project teams

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in food science or engineering discipline

  • 3-6+ years of professional experience; Consumer Packaged Goods and/or pharmaceutical experience preferred

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

  • 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


  • Ability to manage several diverse projects at a time

  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, influencing

  • Highly collaborative communication and strong presentation skills

  • Ability to synthesize a vision/mission into tangible ideas that win with consumers

  • Change readiness, resiliency and flexibility to thrive in a constantly changing and fast moving organization


  • On-site Gym, Cafeteria and Specialty Coffee Bar

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? We strive to be an employer of choice ( , providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of 28,000 employees to grow and develop. 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 is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.