The Director of Plant Operations is responsible for the overall
direction, guidance and safety of a high speed, high volume
manufacturing department. This includes organizing and directing
all departmental related activities on all shifts, including
providing leadership, direction and facilitation of production line
teams, maintenance, quality and materials.
Direct all departmental related activities to ensure the timely
execution of the production schedule to meet production and service
goals. Ensure a high level of customer service while meeting
inventory management goals, including raw materials, packaging
materials, and finished goods.
Ensure a safe and orderly working environment, free of slip/trip
hazards; maintain compliance to meet/exceed all site and regulatory
Deliver cost and performance targets; complete projects &
assignments on-time, and according to plan. Develop and execute a
capital plan for the department.
Manage all departmental quality related activities to insure a
high level of food safety and product quality.
Manage all departmental maintenance activities; maintain
equipment in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
Have a track record of successful continuous improvement
initiatives and results, with a focus upon lean manufacturing and
5S. Develop a plan to progress the TPM program based on the KDP
playbook. Identify, recommend and execute continuous improvement
initiatives in the production operation including process,
machinery, method and material changes, in support of plant goals.
Develop and streamline procedures for coordination of supply chain
management with other functional areas.
Create and implement improvement plans for the overall
operation. Lead and support Kaizen events to drive focused
Develop departmental personnel by assessing performance, setting
goals, providing coaching, counseling, & training, while supporting
Manage all employee related issues within the department.
Effectively manage departmental staffing requirements in accordance
to budgetary and contractual requirements.
Communicate goals and objectives, apply company policy, coach,
administer discipline, and ensure positive employee relations.
Build bench strength through active development of direct
Support and provide training to improve capability of
Schedule and track standard preventive manufacturing measures
and prioritizes plant maintenance opportunities.
Guide and support technicians in trouble-shooting production
equipment when necessary.
Experience coaching and leading cross-functional teams,
including team building, understanding motivation and negotiation
techniques and providing work direction to others.
Well organized, high energy, data driven, and results
Provide strategic support to team that assists with executing
KDP Supply Chain and overall company priorities.
Influence key site stakeholders to create buy in and support for
Continue to support a high performing team and create an
engaging culture that models our KDP Values.
Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree preferred
5 years of experience in a management role in a manufacturing
2 years of experience with lean, kaizen/six sigma events
and driving lean transformation with proven results and in a
manufacturing environment (5S, Autonomous Maintenance, Planned
Maintenance, visual management, and leading Kaizen events
Computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to
understand basic statistics
Demonstrated work experience of team building and
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
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
Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug
test, as applicable for the role.
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