Farmer Brothers Company

Equipment Innovation Manager

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Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Equipment Innovation Manager. This person is responsible for reviewing industry trends and evaluating how our current coffee and tea brewing equipment offerings compare to the customer needs. You will make recommendations based on findings and work with vendors to support maintaining a competitive edge with technology and innovation. Provide customer and sales support for demonstrations, bids, and beverage training for all equipment offerings. This role is key in ensuring new technology offerings are available for leaders to review. 


  • Review industry needs and trends with each of our primary Foodservice Channels
  • Must have thorough knowledge of coffee and tea brewing products and services within the industr
  • Shares knowledge with sales branches and headquarters on effective practices, competitive intelligence, business opportunities, and need
  • Maintain a detailed equipment comparison worksheet by category type
  • Create training videos and materials for cleaning and drink prep by type
  • Host monthly reviews with the sales, equipment and marketing teams to provide updates on projects, promotions, and new items.
  • Must have a complete understanding of brewing concepts and methods based on product types
  • Networks to improve the presence and reputation of the compan
  • Meet with vendors on a regular basis to review current and new offerings; Identify equipment gaps and opportunities for equipment rationalization
  • Able to travel as needed to engage with customers, develop business, and attend industry conferenc
  • Good knowledge of mechanical parts, procedures, and other various components required.
  • Committed to continuous improvement; proposes corrective actions that meet challenges and leverages growth opportun
  • Educates the leadership team of best possible equipment, tools, and direction to succeed.
  • Works collaboratively with the mindset of obtaining input to come up with solution
  • Create an exclusive branded machine to take to market.
  • Excellent analytical skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required
  • 8+ years of design experience within the equipment /service industry.
  • Experience in process improvement, technical manufacturing methods, documentation skills.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in foodservice- related environment strongly


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