QEHS Manager - Ireland in Kildare, Ireland at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 7/26/2020

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Job Description

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) – a leading producer and distributor of hot and cold beverages – is excited to announce the establishment of a new beverage concentrate manufacturing facility in County Kildare, outside of Dublin, in Ireland. We’re now looking for great talent to build our Ireland team to work in this new best-in-class facility.


The QEHS Manager is accountable for the Quality and Environmental, Health and Safety Program at the site. You will report directly to the Plant Director. You will provide site leadership in Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Environmental Compliance and Health and Safety of employees. 

You will be specifically be accountable for the development and implementation of strategies, systems and programs to be executed by site leaders towards the goals of zero health and safety incidents, perfectly safe food as defined by FSMA, Six Sigma Quality performance, and 100% compliance to all FSAI and HSA regulations.

In the role of the QEHS Manager, you will:

  • Prepare, review and submit compliance reports to local, state and federal environmental regulatory agencies.
  • Manage and update all environmental programs and permits for wastewater discharge, storm water, hazardous waste, SPCC, and other regulatory requirements as they pertain to the specific location.
  • Lead execution and improvement of all Quality Assurance and EHS systems, programs, policies and procedures.
  • Lead execution of a strong CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Actions) or other legally mandated program in the area that drives site improvement in Quality, Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Develop the necessary training modules to ensure that training personnel and employees understand and can execute established procedures while meeting all FSAI, HAS, OSHA, DFT and GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), or other legal requirements in the area.
  • Manage OSHA or other legal requirements in the area for recordkeeping databases and provide quantitative and qualitative monthly reports and other necessary governmental reports. 
  • Regularly inspect and monitor the facility to ensure that the plant is fully operating in compliance with FSMA, FSAI, GMP, HSA regulations, or other laws in the area and GFSI guidelines.
  • Lead the root cause analysis of accidents and incidents and collaborate with peers to develop strategies to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents.
  • Ability to establish and manage departments operating budget, including but not limited to Headcount, Compensation, Material & Supplies, Repair & Maintenance, and Professional Fees.
  • Lead site incident management (with support from Corporate QEHS) with regard to food safety, environmental compliance and safety. Examples include FDA Recall, OSHA, EPA, or other legal notifications from the area.
  • Understand and apply moderately complex mathematical concepts, to include statistics, in support of continuous improvement and statistical process control efforts.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Owns the site Quality and EHS TPM pillars.


In order to be successful in the role of Planning and Inventory Manager, you will have an:

  • Previous supervision experience in Quality Assurance, Production, or EHS areas of the food and beverage, or similar industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, food safety, occupational safety, environmental management or engineering.
  • Advanced understanding of GMP, HACCP, HARP-C, Safe Quality Food Principles, Food Defense Principles, Quality Management Systems.
  • Previous experience with SAP-QM, or similar systems ERP quality systems is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with FSSC 22000 auditing schemes, or Certified FSSC 22000 auditor credentials.
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Minitab, etc.).
  • Previous experience using SAP or a similar system.
  • Previous experience with continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and ability to lead the development of a visual management workplace.

Great Brands and Great People

At Keurig Dr Pepper, we’re building the beverage company of the future. Our forward-looking culture is the foundation for a fast-paced environment where we live our values Team First, Deliver Big, Think Bold and Be Fearless and Fair. Join our strong, committed, global team of more than 25,000 employees who are proud of our brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth!

What do you get in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Private Medical Care – Full contributions made by Keurig Dr Pepper for you and your family
  • Pensions Contributions
  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Excellent employee benefits and a lot more!!


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