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Keurig Dr Pepper Senior Product Manager, Future Coffee Consumables in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Overview

We are seeking an experienced Senior Product Manager to join the Future Coffee Systems team. This role will report to the Director of Future Coffee Systems and will lead high visibility consumable programs, delivering overall execution of our new K-Rounds Plastic Free Pod innovation product roadmap.

What you will do:

  • Lead a cross-functional team through a range of new consumable product development, inclusive of new beverage development, innovation and productivity opportunities

  • Manage new K-Rounds Plastic Free Pod consumable projects from ‘cradle to grave’, including:

  • Creating product requirements based on consumer needs and economic factors

  • Making decision on budgetary tradeoffs to ensure timely delivery of project

  • Coordinating and overseeing progress across team ‘workstreams’ (e.g., Supply Chain, engineering, procurement)

  • Escalating ‘divergences from plan’ to appropriate governing bodies (e.g., Steering Committees, ELT)

  • Manage communications around new consumable program development with senior leadership

  • Ensure projects deliver against goals

  • Participate in key stakeholder presentations

  • Leverage analysis of sales information, projections, and other meaningful data to understand and lead pipeline of company consumable products

  • Provide short-term and long-term strategic direction on consumable/beverage pipeline

  • Have a strong leadership understanding of the consumable’s role in the portfolio and impact to the profit and loss of the company

  • Be responsible for analyzing market data, consumer insights, performance, and making strategic recommendation about product line plans

  • Execute product initiatives that support the broader short term and long-term objectives of the company

  • Develop product requirements and product briefs to drive consumable development activities

  • Lead cross-functional team through stage gate process to develop new consumables

  • Direct Consumer Insights team in development of research that informs consumable strategy

  • Manage continuous improvement of product line to meet emerging consumer needs and optimize business performance

  • Track projects against set objectives, analyze and evaluate success of the projects, and pursue path to optimization

    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

  • 5-10 years of brand or product management experience in the consumer-packaged goods industries

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Packaging, Design, Business, Engineering and/or related field required; MBA preferred

  • Combination of marketing, technical, or engineering background.

  • Experience in product/innovation management, ideally with ‘cradle to grave’ approach

  • Creative mindset and passion for product marketing and consumer packaged goods

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with all levels of the organization and externally with partners

  • Extraordinary organizational skills and attention to detail; able to shift priorities quickly and remain calm and focused under pressure; able to manage multiple projects/requests and meet deadlines

  • Good judgment; understand when to involve others in the decision-making process

  • Ability to work well both independently and with a team

  • Experience with new product development, and product line management

  • Demonstrated success introducing products to consumer/commercial market

  • Ability to interface with technical resources in developing and designing brewing systems and Sales team on go-to-market activities

  • Consumable product management experience preferred, consumable and durable product management experience a plus

  • Ability to manage highly complex projects with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong sense of urgency

  • Up to 20% Travel

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 (https://careers.keurigdrpepper.com/) , 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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