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Keurig Dr Pepper Associate Brand Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview

At Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. Join the team at KDP and make a difference to consumers with one of America’s leading producers and distributors of hot and cold beverages helping to satisfy every consumer’s beverage need, anytime and anywhere.

As Associate Brand Manager of Owned & Licensed (O&L) Coffee Portfolio Brands, you will play a critical role in helping analyze, develop and implement annual consumer brand marketing plans, contribute to the strategic plan development by understanding the consumer’s needs to drive relevance and loyalty to our brands, and then executing the plans with excellence. You will work on a portfolio of our key coffee brands including Newmans Own® Organics, Swiss Miss®, Cinnabon®, Motts®, Tully’s®, Café Escapes® and Panera®.

The ideal candidate will fuse strategic thought leadership, consumer and customer centricity, data-driven analysis and an ability to influence and navigate a complex organization to make a meaningful difference in this role. This role reports into the Brand Manager, O&L Coffee Portfolio Brands.


  • Analysis:

  • Responsible for on-going analysis supporting brand initiatives and partner reviews.

  • Use brand, industry and consumer information resources to identify business issues and opportunities and to develop strategic and programming recommendations to achieve brand goals.

  • Provide timely and comprehensive analysis of objectives, execution, and future planning implications.

  • Develop implications and program recommendations for management.

  • Analyze business performance (shipment and consumption) data on a monthly basis to gauge performance against brand objectives; derive key implications to help inform/evolve our path forward.

  • Consumer Engagement: Actively participate in developing and managing consumer programs, including media, strategic partnerships, and customer relationships.

  • Innovation: Lead cross-functional teams in extension and renovation innovation efforts.

  • Project Management:

  • Lead and manage designated brand initiatives. Develop objectives, spearhead programs across multiple groups, develop and communicate all consumer, distributor/broker and field materials, and manage agency execution.

  • Assist in all aspects of brand including advertising, point of sale, local programs, national sales meeting planning, frequent sales alignment meeting planning, and promotion development.

  • Insight Development:

  • Ability to take consumer insights and translate them into actionable consumer driven marketing plans.

  • Understand and communicate brand's unique selling propositions to key stakeholders - internal KDP departments, field sales, distributors, retailers and consumers.

  • Ensure trademark consistency in all communications.

  • Develop strong commercial knowledge and business acumen to support annual brand strategy planning.

  • System Communication: Communicate with the KDP Commercial team to secure market approach, manage in-market activities, research/report on local market conditions and implement programs.

  • Budgeting:

  • Own and actively manage brand marketing budget, cross-functional alignment, and end-of-year budget performance.

  • Coordinate with Finance to research and adjust inappropriate budget entries.

  • Skills & Capability Development:

  • Develop objectives, personal development and training plans.

  • Participate in all mandatory training and skills development for the role.

  • Champion Our Brands and Drive Alignment Across the Organization :

  • Encourage organizational and customer engagement, alignment and excitement for brand strategy and plans.

  • Drive alignment to portfolio-related strategies with senior management and key commercial partners.

  • Responsible for consulting with cross-functional partners and driving a lignment across the organization.

  • Participate in key sales and marketing presentations.


  • PASSION: People with an infectious spirit who are passionate about beverages, our consumers, our brands, our customers, and winning.

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: People who are inspired by innovation, creativity, and breakthrough thinking that challenges the conventional and fosters new ideas.

  • DRIVE FOR IMPACT: Self-motivated leaders that drive their agenda and thrive in a competitive, fast-paced environment. Relentless focus on delivering results and tenacity to get it done with a sense of urgency.

  • CHANGE AGENTS: Leaders that are agile, courageous, and push through conflict for speed to action. People that thrive under pressure, take big risks, deliver solutions, and lead the change.

  • DATA-DRIVE DECISION-MAKERS: Ability to scan the environment, remove barriers, recommend solutions, and leverage sound business judgment and analytics to make bold decisions.

  • INSPIRATIONAL LEADERS: People who can inspire others to take action through authentic leadership, passion, and commitment to winning. Committed to coaching, challenging, and developing others. Great at the “What” and the “How”. Team vs personal gains.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA or related Master’s degree strongly preferred

  • 2 years of brand marketing/brand management experience; CPG/Beverage experience from a Fortune 500 CPG corporation is strongly preferred

  • Strong project and people management skills

  • This role is based at the KDP Burlington, MA headquarters location.


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