• Continuous Improvement Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Plano | US-TN-Knoxville | US-SC-Spartanburg
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  • Job Overview

    The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will identify and deliver successful process improvement opportunities within Supply Chain encompassing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and unplanned downtime. This position will lead high impact, cross-functional teams independently by utilizing the Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen methodologies to deliver significant value to the Keurig Dr Pepper business.

    This is a highly visible role with significant exposure to senior leadership on a regular basis. The manager will need to demonstrate leadership skills and passion around continuous improvement as well as an understanding ofTotal Productive Maintenance (TPM) and unplanned downtime.

    This position may be based in Plano, TX; Spartanburg, SC; Knoxville, TN; or near any major travel hub (i.e. Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia).


    At Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. Join the team at KDP and make a difference to consumers with one of America’s leading producers and distributors of hot and cold beverages helping to satisfy every consumer’s beverage need, anytime and anywhere.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Deliver Value – work with champions (VP level and higher) to deliver value to the business; value will typically be measured in hard dollar savings or OEE improvement.
    • Self-Driven – manage high value projects and large kaizen teams as the sole CI resource; own the results
    • Develop Relationships – in order to successfully drive change, the individual will need to have credibility and be respected from colleagues.
    • Develop People – work with all levels, from shop floor to management, to increase maturity and understanding of a lean culture.
    • Drive Culture Change – Lead root-cause elimination and data-based decision making throughout the organization.
    • Duties will include identifying and quantifying improvement opportunities, delivery of savings through improved processes, and independent leadership of projects.
    • Will utilize system skills (data pull and analysis) frequently.
    • Will travel within North America (approximately 50-70% travel).
    Performance Competencies
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Facilitation
    • Building a Successful Team
    • Adaptability
    • Coaching
    • Value Identification
    • Innovation
    • Communication
    • Tenacity
    • Building Partnerships



    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university preferred
    • Black Belt Certification preferred
    • 3 years of work experience in a Continuous Improvement function
    • 2 year of experience in facilitating and leading small group improvement projects

    Company Overview & EEO Statement

    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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