Senior Director - Engineering in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

The Sr. Director of Engineering will be a member of the Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) Product Organization Leadership team and will be responsible to lead the US-based advanced development engineering organization, responsible for technical execution of all advanced development programs and platform roadmap development & maintenance.  In this role, the Sr. Director will be a critical part of an exciting, dynamic team of individuals with a variety of expertise who work closely together from concept phase through execution of new products. 

What you will do:

  • Play two roles: 1) Lead the Engineering team function matrixed into agile product teams and 2) ensure adherence to technical maturity of platforms and sub-systems to deliver technical solutions on-time for product delivery.
  • Be accountable to drive learning between functional leads in order to avoid process bottlenecks and to ensure best practices are shared.
  • Drive agile product development practices into teams and coach on lean ways of working within product teams.
  • Manage overall capacity of engineers across teams and flex resources accordingly
  • Determine which resources will be assigned to which product teams (in consultation with product family lead).
  • Build capabilities across the organization through 1 on 1 coaching, training, and identifying new capabilities required.
  • Interact with KDP experts as needed to ensure ‘best available’ thinking is brought into the product develoment.
  • Act as interface with all technical contributors and product and program management.
  • Demonstrate proven leadership qualities that foster a creative team work environment in a diverse, fast-paced engineering environment with the ability to build and maintain win – win relationships with all stake holders.
  • Develop and implement plans and forecasts to achieve objectives.
  • Understand principles involved with product design (concept through first phase of manufacturing).
  • Exhibit strong consumer goods experience in moving from product concept to launch.
  • Communicate programs and technologies from department level up to senior levels of management within the KDP business.
  • Have strong strategic thinking to envision and build teams.
  • Follow all KDP policies and procedures.


What you must have:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering science; Advanced Master’s degree in Engineering or Business Administration desired.
  • 15+ years experience in an Engineering environment.
  • 6+ years as a manager of people.
  • Advanced technical background with experience in consumer-based design, ideally in household appliances (or consumer electronics / software).
  • Proven track record driving system integration, with leadership experience or intrinsic ability to go beyond individual contributor role.
  • Familiarity with all engineering sub-fields and professional network with relevant practitioners.
  • Prior experience on agile teams and agile/lean product development environment.
  • Able to lead a team and organize resources to deliver against aggressive deliverables.
  • Familiarity with commercial product development and support.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple organizations within the company and lead matrix staffed projects.
  • Ability to clearly articulate concepts and technical issues.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Ability to rapidly assess potential risks, benefits and consequences of decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Impeccable integrity and a positive can-do attitude.
  • Must be able to travel 20-25%.

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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