Coffee Quality Specialist- Lausanne, Switzerland in Lausanne at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/2/2020

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Job Description

In the Coffee Quality Specialist position, you will oversee the evaluation of green coffee raw materials associated with Keurig Trading’s purchasing functions, monitor green coffee quality to ensure performance to standard and assist in raw material sensory evaluation activities. You will facilitate communication of quality standards and expectations to suppliers and report on supplier performance. Additionally, you will ensure quality standards and evaluation methodologies are aligned with Keurig Trading's customers. You will document and maintain sensory profiles and attributes associated with green coffee materials, and support coffee purchasing activities to optimize the allocation of green coffee. In this position, you will also support other sensory related functions such as recipe development, product-line maintenance and new product development.

You will work with a team within our Lausanne, Switzerland facility, and report to the Keurig Trading Quality Manager.

What you will do:

  • Coordinate and oversee the receipt, preparation, evaluation, documentation, reporting and training functions required to ensure green coffee quality performance to standard and within targets
  • Prepare and evaluate green coffee samples, including physical evaluation of green coffee, sample roasting, dosing, grinding, cupping and brewing
  • Document and communicate quality standards and attributes for all green coffee materials to internal and external stakeholders
  • Direct the daily activities, train, and participate in the development of the Sensory Quality Lab Technicians and other Coffee Specialists
  • Perform analysis of green coffee statistics versus targets, and provide regular reporting of performance to management and coffee buyers
  • Create and amend quality processes and protocols and communicate to suppliers and inside the organization whenever necessary
  • Participate in general sensory activities for evaluation and training
  • Work closely with the coffee procurement team to help train and calibrate suppliers to KDP’s cupping methodologies, protocols and desired sensory
  • Develop, oversee, and maintain calibration protocols and training activities for Keurig Trading’s panel and in alignment with US-KDP cupping panel
  • Ensure regular and frequent communication with internal stakeholders
  • Oversee the maintenance of a 'World Class' green coffee evaluation lab based on the 6S, Specialty Coffee Association lab specifications and 'Q' grading standards
  • Additional activities may include maintaining lab test logs, record books, databases and helping with special projects linked with IT, SHE, Sustainability

What you must have:

  • Swiss nationality or holder of a valid Swiss work permit
  • Degree in a related field preferred, and at least 3 years of prior experience in coffee manufacturing and sensory
  • Fluency in the English language required, proficiency in Spanish and French preferred
  • Demonstrated coffee sensory skills and/or 'Q' Grading proficiency. Knowledge of standard cupping methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to serve as an ambassador to internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a top-level technological aptitude and be highly skilled in the use of precision measurement tools, data recording devices, and computer software

Preferred skills:

  • Certification in sensory methodology including SCAA and CQI
  • Familiarity with Lean processes and structured problem-solving techniques
  • Ability to travel internationally for up to 10 days under rustic conditions with a flexible schedule
  • Experience with implementation of GLP, QMS and laboratory certification processes
  • Experience in a coffee producing country

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why 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 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.