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Keurig Dr Pepper Sensory Quality Analyst I in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Job Overview

The Spartanburg operation is a state-of-the-art coffee roasting and pod packaging facility in addition to hosting a full beverage distribution center. Spartanburg is the largest KDRP manufacturing and distribution location. The site will operate on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); leverage the principles of Lean manufacturing and harness the power of High Performance Teams. All associates at the Spartanburg site will have accountability to both a functional business unit in addition to the full site operation.

As a Sensory Quality Analyst, you will coordinate all sensory tastings and make sensory related decisions on product quality, while ensuring products conform to sensory and food safety standards. You will regularly interact and communicate with Business Units within the site and stay up-to-date on all corporate sensory standards, approved test methodologies, and site sensory metrics. You will often be asked to provide support for development and auditing of quality testing procedures and be looked upon to help drive improvement in site quality metrics. During the site startup process you may be asked to travel internationally and domestically to support equipment qualifications, standard operating procedure development and employee training.

Product Sensory

  • Conduct sensory quality evaluations and report results

  • Train sensory panels on all shifts

  • Be the subject matter expert on sensory skills and Q Grading proficiency and knowledge

  • Work with Quality to assess returns and customer complaints

  • Work with R&D and sales on sensory requests

  • Maintain accurate records of all sensory events

  • Perform sensory evaluations for new products and partner coffee qualifications

  • Team with operations to validate process changes that could influence product sensory.

Product Quality

  • Perform analytical testing as necessary to evaluate product and processes

  • Maintain the QA laboratory operation, including instrument calibration and maintenance

  • Maintain accurate records of all testing and calibration activities.

  • Back up the Quality Technicians as needed to evaluate product quality on the plant floor

Requirements

  • 1-3 years in a manufacturing or quality role with Food Industry experience desired

  • Exceptional sensory skills and ability to differentiate and describe a wide array of aroma and flavor attributes.

  • Q-grader certification preferred or be willing to obtain

  • Ability to work effectively in team environments as demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication and active participation in cross functional discussions

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail while managing multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to constantly lift, bend, stretch and stand during entire shift.

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

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

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