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The best people are the
best ingredients for our World Class company. Add yourself to the mix at
The Boston Beer Company.
Just like our beer is the
result of the perfect mix to the finest ingredients and products, our
world-class company is the result of the perfect combination of high
quality talent. The Boston Beer Company is constantly looking to add “new
ingredients” to increase the quality of our organization. That “new
ingredient” could be you!
We are currently looking
for a Product Developer. The Product Developer would be the primary contact
for all Product Development projects within the Boston Brewery. This
includes beer, tea and cider, and the focus would be product development
out of the Boston Brewery and coordination of tasks that involve moving the
new product from testing to market. The person would manage and build
timelines, execute capacity planning and scheduling of the 10 bbl system in Boston, work on cross-functional teams to
direct product outcomes, and manage on-time delivery of new products to
market. Collaborative teamwork across business units including R&D in
Boston, Production facilities, 3rd party contractors, Brand, Marketing,
Procurement, Finance, etc. Guides Product Development team in Boston to
create innovative new products. Must have exceptional and proven
organizational, communication and team building skills. This person would
be located at the Boston Brewery and would report to the Sensory, Research
and Development Manager.
Ingredients To Be
A Successful Product Developer:
- With direction from senior
colleagues, plans and implements specific phases of product
development projects, focusing on line extensions
- Develops specific action
plans to accomplish project goals. Includes experimental design and
execution of bench top, pilot plant, and plant trials where
appropriate, and shelf-life testing
- Executes action plans in a timely
and professional manner.
- Manages brewhouse
capacity and scheduling for the 10 bbl
system and works closely with nano brewery
to create optimum efficiency in executing trials.
- Responsible for developing
technical skills specific to areas of functional responsibility:
- Applies sound scientific
techniques in analysis of project goals and action plans (i.e.,
experimental design, statistics, etc.).
- Gains understanding of food
product development, consumer test design/implementation/analysis,
and fundamental underlying science/technology where appropriate.
- Broadens knowledge of
applicable manufacturing processes, packages, and basic science as
they apply to product development or basic scientific principles, as
- Leads Technical project team
to design/develop products or basic science at bench, pilot plant
prototype as appropriate.
- Demonstrates awareness and
practice of safety procedures, GMPs, food regulations, and the implications
for product/science development.
- Develops understanding of
- Gains a strong understanding
of the consumer fundamentals process.
- Broadens knowledge of
related business organizations (linkages with Marketing, Finance, and
other various departments).
- Reacts to change productively
and handles other related duties as needed.
- Independently prioritize and
accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes and
effectively accomplish assigned duties through work of subordinates
- Research, analyze, develop
and manage programs, including business plans and budget formulation,
execution and accountability.
- Develops R&D-related
documents, protocols, and other R&D assessment tools
- Set original standards for
production, for in-house and outsourced the work
- Provide support on new
product start-up by collecting data and monitoring specific areas of
the process to assure products meet design requirements
- Utilize computer to record,
sort and track data
- Develop and approve new and
reformulated products based upon product quality, performance, and
cost. Includes performing product sensory evaluation, researching
product standards and attributes, determining product safety, and
directing consumer testing and analysis by third parties if needed.
- Providing technical direction
and mentoring to and/or supervising other scientific professionals on
- Staying current with
literature and information about sensory evaluation
To Be Mixed With:
- BS required in Food Science,
Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other scientific-related discipline
- Masters in Business a plus
- 8-10 years of related
- Willingness to travel 20-30%
- Must possess the technical
skills to work in a lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing scale
- Must have strong
interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and influence
- Must have project management
skills and be able to work under tight timelines
- Must be highly organized and
able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to
analyze, problem solve
- Must enjoy working in a
- Must have a strong desire for
results and ability to bring projects to completion
- Prior experience with flavors
is a plus
And Served to You
A variety of benefits
including extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discount
stock purchase plan, a 401K program with a generous company match, a
competitive compensation package, a car allowance and an expense budget.
Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse
workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals
protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam
Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in
the job application process can contact 888.800.2424 or email@example.com for assistance.