Scientist II – Waterbury, VT
- Research and Development
for leading all aspects of new beverage product development/productivity and
related research, including product formulation, new process development and
scale-up, test methods development, data analysis, communication with key
suppliers and consultants, new ingredients investigation, product and process
specifications development and research on related technologies. Key collaborator
with cross functional Business team to achieve successful product
- Responsible for the formulation
and shelf life testing of new product prototypes, data recording and
analysis, reporting of results and recommending next steps.
- Ability to balance multiple work
or project assignments. This requires collaboration and
flexibility in the face of changing priorities and a commitment to
serving projects and business needs as required.
- Source and develop new external
ingredient and/or co-processing vendors to source ingredients and
produce new beverages.
- Design experiments; establish
project timelines for beverage development, and record findings of
- Scale benchtop formulation to
pilot plant scale equipment, including ingredient ordering, record
keeping, and analysis of in process and finished beverages.
- Conduct experiments to develop
optimal operating conditions and ensure new products meet Keurig’s high quality standards.
- Support scale-up activities at
both internal and/or co-processor plants, to ensure successful launch of
new products or process improvements.
- Take a pro-active role in
maintenance and improvement of products based on sensory, consumer
feedback and/or manufacturing facility feedback.
- Ability to anticipate project
challenges and proactively generate alternative solutions to achieve
desired results, so skills at critical-thinking, trouble-shooting and
problem-solving must be strong
- Train and teach employees
scientific beverage formulation techniques and processes, including
which process is best suited for specific product scale-ups.
- Foster communications and
build/manage relationships with internal teams and external teams,
including vendors, co-processors, and consultants regarding new/refined
product/process development, ingredient suitability, support scale-up
testing, effective start up new production processes, and problem-solve
- Follow all Keurig Green Mountain
policies and procedures.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Food
Science, Food Engineering or related technical field preferred
- 3-6+ years
experience in job offered or related position
- Consumer Packaged Goods
Experience and Coffee Formulation Expertise from green coffee sourcing
to finished beverage highly desired.
- Proficiency in Good Manufacturing
Practices and Food Safety Regulatory Standards
- Experience with (a) working with
outside vendors (co-manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, flavor houses)
(b) new beverage formulation, data recording and analysis, reporting of
results and recommending next steps
- Up to 25% Travel
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers of employment are contingent upon
satisfactory completion of a reference check, background check, drug/alcohol
test, and documented proof of work authorization. In addition, some roles
require a pre-employment medical examination to determine your ability to
perform the essential duties of the job.