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Sr. Scientist, , Ingredient Documentation

Frisco, Texas Job ID 99332 Job Category Research & Development Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time
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The Ingredient Documentation team’s purpose is to make sure we document all the ingredient specifications and documents in a timely manner for all innovation, productivity and other R&D projects to facilitate commercialization of products across all brands within KDP.  

The Sr. Scientist role within the Documentation team will be working in a fast paced cross-functional environment to manage various projects in the ingredient team within KDP R&D.  This individual will be responsible for leading ingredient initiatives, developing ingredient specifications that are accurate, as well as managing critical FSMA requirements to make sure all our ingredients meet the required FDA standards.A successful candidate will have a passion for documentation consistency, adherence to standards, good problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.  They should know how to multi-task to achieve and deliver results in a highly deadline driven team.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:-

  • Lead projects within the ingredient team such as new ingredient set up, new supplier approvals, cost savings initiatives, supply issues or production challenges.
  • Manage workload of contractors within the ingredient team as needed by overlooking their day-to-day activities and making sure they stay on task.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key suppliers as needed to accomplish set objectives and obtain required documents in a timely manner.
  • Work effectively within R&D (with Product Development, Sensory, Ingredients, Nutrition, Regulatory, Flavor Technology, Process Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology) and with broader external R&D partners (Supply Chain, Quality, and Procurement) to track and move projects in a timely manner.
  • Develop strategies to improve KDP Spec development program and work with the rest of the team to implement the processes.
  • Develop SOPs and review documentation with attention to detail and technical data completeness as per established KDP Ingredient Standards.
  • Submit sample analysis request in Lab Information Management System to our Analytical Chemistry team for all new ingredient and alternate supplier approvals.
  • Occasional travel might be needed.

COMPETENCIES:-

  • Understand basics of Beverage Ingredients and their application in cold beverages and coffee formulations.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills with some project management experience.
  • Must have a high attention to detail with ingredient specifications and related technical information.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to changing business needs, priorities, and other activities as needed.
  • Leads projects and proactively builds strategy to improve the processes.
  • Highly independent, excels in team-based culture and collaboration skills

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.

Requirements

  • Minimum of B.S. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or allied field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a related function within food/beverage (R&D, Quality), and/or CPG, and/or commensurate advanced education
  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Optiva and SAP experience is considered as a plus

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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