Full Job Description
We are The Boston Beer Company. We brew the best beer. We hire the best people.
We are always eager to find competitive, motivated, hardworking people who love beer and want to join our team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes?
We are currently hiring a Product Developer in Boston, MA.
What You'll Do:
Manages Product Development through the four stages of the development cycle:
Product Strategy Development
Provides feedback on product direction, including new trends and relevant competitors
Evaluate technical feasibility and any processing issues to consider
Evaluate project costs & risks
Product Design & Process Development
Maintains beverage development laboratory, managing the upkeep, troubleshooting, and acquisition of instrumentation needed to create the highest quality products at the bench scale
Formulates new products based on general and/or specific input from Sales and Marketing and Senior leaders
Works with procurement to source ingredients
Organizes and leads product development tastings, obtain direction or approval, and sending reports and updates. Consults with sensory team for tasting design as needed.
Coordination, scheduling, and execution of 10bbl and nano brews and/or benchtop blending for mix blend styles
Works with Sensory to test samples as needed, interpret associated data and make appropriate recommendations
Develop finished product formulas and cost improved formulas while expanding the current finished product portfolio
Understands legal implications and guidelines to products
Assist Engineering, Production, Accounting, Purchasing, Marketing, Labeling, and QA in the completion of development related projects
Product Transition to production
Works with Legal and QA to coordinate all required nutritional and state testing
Ensures compliance with government regulations, certification requirements and TTB and FDA label registration
Ensures consistent regulatory compliance with all production processes and materials
Support new product plant introduction / commercialization while maintaining compliance with quality and food safety mandates
Coordinate plant trials for first production runs
Designs, coordinates, and executes new product line test runs. Analyzes line test results and collaborates with process engineers, production staff, packaging, and Marketing specialists to ensure manufactured product is within desired target cost parameters, performance, and organoleptic attributes
Executes and Analyzes line test results and recommends appropriate adjustments to product formulas and/or processes to keep manufactured product within desired target cost parameters and organoleptic attributes
Monitors initial production runs until product parameters are met
Product Launch and Stability Evaluation
Develop and oversee shelf life studies, including coordination and scheduling of sample preparation, bench top testing sensory panels and consumer testing
Interpret associated data and make appropriate recommendations
Troubleshoots and recommends modifications to existing product formulas and/or processes to improve productivity, quality and/or product cost
Generates preliminary, tentative, and finished product specifications for new processes. Modifies existing product specifications reflecting changes to formulas and/or processes
Executes bench scale trials for optimization projects
Manages production trial and transition process for any trials that pass testing at the bench scale
Develop critical partnerships with external partners and consultants to insure successful, timely and effective product development.
Ensure compliance with BBC standards for periodic third party testing of products for compliance with TTB standards
Responsible for GMP & Lab Maintenance/Upkeep of Mix Blend Laboratory
Displays excellent project management skills by tracking and organizing all documentation and communication relevant to active projects
What We're Looking For:
Must possess the technical skills to work in a lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing scale environments
Ability to life at least 30 pounds (1 case of beer). Ability to stand for long periods of time (8 hour work day)
Must enjoy working in a cross-functional environment; Willingness to travel 10-20%
Bachelor of Sciences degree, preferably in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Fermentation Science or other life sciences.
Masters preferred (but not required)
3-5 years of related industry experience
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
Report writing and good communication skills is required
Proven ability to work in a flexible and changing schedule
Prior experience with flavors a plus
Experience with project management tracking systems such as Basecamp, Workfront, and/or Microsoft OneNote is preferred
Our people are our most important “ingredient.” We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there’s the free beer too!
Boston Beer 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 Veteran’s 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 email@example.com for assistance.
Primary Location: SABB
Actual Location: Boston, MA
Work Locations: SABB 30 Germania St. Boston 02130
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Jul 10, 2020, 12:51:12 PM