Sr. Packaging Development Engineer in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This Senior Packaging Developer in the R&D team will focus on KDP coffee business and is responsible for packaging projects for primary packs, which includes determination of performance requirements, setting quality standards, creating packaging specifications and coordinating activities with a range of business partners.  This role will support the development of new & existing material technology & packaging formats to deliver against KDP corporate packaging goals.  This role requires deep technical knowledge and package development process.


  • The Sr. Packaging Developer in this role will be responsible for supporting packaging research, development and commercialization of new materials and packaging systems to deliver against mid- and long-term objectives to support Packaging goals.
  • Responsible for closely working with incumbent and new vendors in the evaluation of novel materials and packaging formats.
  • Supporting technical timelines, raising issues and risks and leveraging strong packaging development skills.
  • Coordinating and conducting functional testing including lab testing, plant trials and packaging material qualifications.
  • Understanding of material performance and lab qualification and validation.
  • Understanding of a standard packaging development life cycle for materials and structures
  • Supporting of new packaging development process,  perform technical feasibility studies from ideation to initial commercialization
  • Following technical stage gate process, package development plan & timeline
  • Developing cooperative working relationships with cross-functional teams,


  • Past R&D experience in the development and scaleup of new packaging & material innovation is required. 
  • Bachelor's Degree in a materials-based, packaging or similar technical degree preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in package development for new packaging launches within a FMCG industry(preferred), coordination and completion of qualification programs.
  • Experience in resins, fibers, flexibles, rigid thermoformed, ISBM, compression molded packages, materials/converting methods with both corrugated and plastic containers a plus.
  • Demonstrated competence within FMCG environment a plus
  • Experience in new package/product launches
  • A.P.E. / Tops or equiv palletization software
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail; strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong math and analytical skills to evaluate complex and sometimes ambiguous situations


Company Overview & EEO Statement

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