Director R&D & Innovation - Beverage

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Full time

Sep 6

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Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to delight the world’s beer drinkers. We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world. 

We are Talent Brewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do then we want to hear from you. 

The Headlines:

In the role of Director, Beverage Innovation, you will partner with the Commercial beverage innovation leads to co-own and co-create the Innovation pipeline for Molson Coors North America. This role leads and directs all beverage innovation and development activities for MCBC NA and includes local strategies and ways of working to deliver NPD and Brand Renovation, and Consumer Technical Insights via the Consumer Science team. The role provides the necessary direction, leadership, technical expertise, and tactical execution to ensure that MCBC is well positioned for the development and qualification of new, innovative or modified products, all process innovation deliverables, and the fuzzy front end requirements related to new products. This position sets the direction for cutting edge and new to the industry approaches to Consumer Science, expert direction relative to Marketing adverts, and product legal claims substantiation as needed. This position aassures the technical, regulatory, and commercial feasibility of new products, or product improvements, acknowledging all stakeholders requirements. 

The Other Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of progressive experience in Research & Development and Beverage Innovation within the CPG industry
  • Significant experience leading teams in the delivery of R&D / Innovation product initiatives including beverages, processes, and cost improvement
  • Preferred experience / knowledge of Manufacturing Operations and Quality Standards
  • Preferred experience in flavored and/or brewed beverages and technology
  • Demonstrated success in the delivery of NPD requirements around production, quality, process, and cost improvement.

Work Perks that You Need to Know About: 

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • Flexible work programs to ensure a work life balance is maintained
  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings 
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and vision benefits

Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

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