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 New Product Development Manager in Boston, MA. Qualified Candidates please email: Kathryn.milograno@bostonbeer.com

The Product Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the development of a complex portfolio of products at the Boston Beer Company. This role utilizes the latest consumer and technical trends from within and outside of the beverage industry to lead a team of product developers who design, test, and launch a range of innovative beverages for the target consumer. Throughout development, the Product Development Manager communicates cross-functionally with departments such as commercialization, legal, quality assurance, and marketing to ensure that we are launching high-quality & scalable products that meet all project objectives within a given timeline.

What You'll Do:
  • Manage technical personnel, including priority setting, coaching and skill development
  • Manage a complex and dynamic project portfolio to ensure attainment of business goals, including prioritization and execution strategy
  • Lead product development and ingredient technology efforts to develop and commercialize new and improved products
  • Leverage consumer insights and emerging technologies to guide product innovation and renovation plans
  • Oversees the development of a complex portfolio of products including guiding daily activity, adhering to timelines, and communicating project statuses
  • Organizes and presents status on projects while appropriately prioritizing team activities based on business objectives
  • Maintains and evolves standards of professionalism for communication and project management
  • Proactively engages in problem solving to fit the cross-functional needs of the business, including Operations, Marketing, Sales, etc.
  • Improves systems and streamlines processes as needed

What We're Looking For:
  • BS In Food Science or Related field required
  • Advanced business degree or food science degree a plus
  • Minimum 8+ years’ experience in food R&D with at least 3+ years leading technical professionals
  • Advanced business degree or food science degree a plus
  • Excellent understanding of product development process and stage gate principles
  • Strong knowledge of the interaction of culinary art, mixology, food science and nutrition
  • Strong knowledge of Sensory and Consumer Research Methods
  • Proven ability to work with a flexible and changing schedule
  • Proven ability to guide a team in prioritizing and executing a large number of projects with shifting needs

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
  • Regularly required to stand for long periods of time
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Some Perks:

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 jobs@bostonbeer.com for assistance.