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Associate Scientist, Product Development

Frisco, Texas Job ID 99810 Job Category Research & Development Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

The Product Development team’s purpose is to lead the innovation and productivity agendas to grow KDP brands, transform beyond its core, and improve the profitability of our products. At KDP, our inspiration is to bring meaningful impact and that starts with our company vision -- Drink Well, Do Good!

The Associate Scientist role within Research and Development will support the product Innovation agenda to develop consumer-centric liquid beverages across existing and new platforms in several categories and brands. The Associate Scientist will work in a dynamic environment to support the development and commercialization of new concepts and prototypes. This role enables Keurig Dr Pepper to develop and commercialize new products to delight our consumers and customers.


  • With support from team, conducts bench-top experiments, formula calculations for product tastings and sensory evaluations across a variety of KDP brands and products
  • Interpret test results, write technical reports, and effectively communicate information within the organization
  • Verify formula accuracy, complete formula documentation, and conduct pilot-plant trials
  • Develop an understanding of the R&D and project management process to support the development of ideas through launch
  • Works effectively with various functions of R&D (Sensory, Ingredients, Nutrition, Regulatory, Flavor Technology, Chemistry, Process Engineering, and Technical Services)
  • Actively participates in Marketing and Consumer Research programs to gain consumer insights, and partners with team to translate into key product concepts
  • Manages R&D tasks within a cross-functional team consisting of members across various departments of KDP (R&D, Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales)
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of laboratory work
  • Use formulation software to document lab work and formulas
  • Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in adapting to changing business needs and priorities
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion
  • A successful candidate will exhibit a passion for innovation

Ensure high performance results of your team by:

  • Fostering a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions.
  • Driving a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent.
  • Embracing diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures.
  • Establishing a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations.


  • B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Chemical Engineering
  • 2 years of experience in a related function within food/beverage (R&D, Quality), CPG internship / co-op, or commensurate advanced education
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Enjoys working in a team-based culture and proactively collaborates
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to travel is required

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. 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.


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