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Keurig Dr Pepper Sr. Packaging Developer in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Overview

This Senior Packaging Developer in the R&D team will focus on KDP Ready to Drink Soft Drinks beverage business and is responsible for packaging projects for primary packs, which includes determination of consumer preferred design, performance requirements, setting quality standards, creating packaging specifications and coordinating activities with a range of business partners to ensure flawless execution of packaging projects. This role will support the development of new & existing material technology & packaging formats to deliver against KDP corporate packaging goals. This role requires technical knowledge of PET bottle technology, flexible and paper packaging, and package development process.


  • The Sr. Packaging Developer in this role will be responsible for supporting packaging development and commercialization of new materials and packaging systems to deliver against short - and mid-term objectives to support Brand and Packaging goals.

  • Contribute to the development of the Packaging Brief in conjunction with Brand & Innovation Marketing

  • Develop bottle/flexible/paper packaging solutions (primary, secondary and tertiary) in conjunction with packaging vendors, according to the KDP design, packaging development process, focused on value and unique experience for the consumer .

  • Responsible for the packaging part of the projects entrusted to them from the feasibility phase to the launch phase, in terms of quality, time and cost, as a member of a project team.

  • Support technical timelines, raising issues and risks and leveraging strong packaging development skills.

  • Coordinate and conducting functional testing including lab testing, plant trials and packaging material qualifications.

  • Follow technical stage gate process, package development plan & timeline

  • Develop cooperative working relationships with cross-functional teams,


  • Past R&D experience in the development and scaleup of new packaging is required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in packaging, Chemical Engineering 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 PET, resins, fibers, flexibles, rigid thermoformed, ISBM, compression molded packages, materials/converting methods with both corrugated and plastic containers a plus.

  • Understanding of a standard packaging development life cycle for materials and structures

  • 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

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity. 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 ( , 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.