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  • Innovation & Optimization Product Development

    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 beyond) and want to join our team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes?

    The New Product Development team at Boston Beer Company is responsible for bringing product ideas to life. We design products combining food science and culinary skills, and we work closely with drinkers to only launch the best profiles. We follow trends inside and outside beverage industry to build, test, and scale up new and innovative beverages for the US beer drinker. Throughout development, we work collaboratively across various teams and resources to ensure that we are launching high-quality & scalable products. We do all this in a timeline driven world and still meeting our high-performance standards. We are in search of passionate, creative, and hardworking beverages scientists who will help us continue to raise the bar!

    The Boston Beer Company is looking to grow within the Product Development team, resulting in the following job openings in both our Boston and Breinigsville, Pennsylvania locations: Qualified Candidates please email:
    • New Product Development Developers in Boston (3+ years of experience)
    • Optimization Product Developers in Pennsylvania (3+ years of experience)
    • New and Optimization Technicians in Boston and Pennsylvania (1+ years of experience)

    What We Are Looking For:

    Developer Positions:

    TheProduct Developers are responsible for building and protecting our winning profiles for our rapidly growing Blend/Beyond Beer portfolio. They will work cross-functionally to bring new product innovations to market by coordinating the development of the product and ensuring that the products can efficiently and safely be produced at the production Breweries.

    Through development, we optimize current formulas to mitigate supplier risk and increase operational efficiency of our Blend products. Working closely with NPD and R&D groups as well as the production teams to ensure smooth transitions, scalability, and to help with bench scale testing of process changes. They will also follow the product life cycle and evaluate opportunities to improve ingredients or processes that will improve product integrity or processing efficiency. Responsibilities will include conducting research and testing of new ingredients, process techniques and packaging technologies, as well as developing and maintaining product specifications and standard operating procedures for product formulation and process. The product developer will build and manage timelines, work with capacity planning to schedule 10bbl and nano brews, work on cross-functional teams to direct product outcomes and manage on-time delivery of new products to market.
    • Must possess the technical skills to work in a lab, pilot plant, and manufacturing scale environments
    • Ability to life at least 30 pounds (1 case of beer). Ability to stand for long periods of time (8 hour work day)
    • Bachelor of Sciences degree required, preferably in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Fermentation Science or other life sciences
    • Masters preferred
    • 3-5 years of related industry experience
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
    • Report writing and good communication skills is required
    • Proven ability to work in a flexible and changing schedule
    • Prior experience with flavors a plus
    • Experience with project management tracking systems such as Basecamp, Workfront, and/or Microsoft OneNote is preferred

    Technician Positions:

    The NPD/OPD Lab Technicians will be responsible for executing all necessary daily functions for a high performing new product development lab. Working alongside the Product Developers, this role will include preparing and bottling prototypes for new and existing products, analyzing and compiling data to develop specs, and maintaining a clean and highly functional product development laboratory. The person will also assist with preparing comprehensive reports on finished projects for the quality and R&D groups.
    • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds (1 case of beer). Ability to stand for long periods of time (8 hour workday)
    • Working conditions: Primarily stationed in the Boston Brewery R&D lab area or in the Pennsylvania Brewery OPD lab
    • Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Fermentation Science, Engineering or other Life Sciences preferred
    • Open to someone excited about getting hands on food science experience
    • Internship experience in food science, product development or quality lab experience (brewing, beverage of food manufacturing industry) sensory analysis, R&D setting is a plus
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
    • Report writing and good communication skills is required
    • Proven ability to work in a flexible and changing schedule

    Some Perks:

    Our people are our most important “ingredient.” We not only have to hire the best, but we 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 for assistance