Sr Manager Quality in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 7/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

As the lead Corporate Quality Engineering Technology Manager supporting the Network nationally, you will play a key role in the start-up of the Spartanburg site for Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) by providing Subject Matter Expertise and guidance to Engineering, OEM’s, 3rd party integration contractors. You will play a critical role while supporting site leadership by working to ensure alignment in the design and implementation of KDP Step Function Improvement Technologies, Vision Systems and In-Line Monitoring Technology from concept to commercialization. This position will also be responsible for developing capability that drives compliance to KDP Quality Technical Capability standards and processes across Network manufacturing systems.

What you will do:

  •  Key Quality representative in Stage Gate/New Product Development leading commercialization teams in establishing requirements and designing DOE/FAT/SAT test plans.
  •  Evaluate/summarize trial testing data and work cross-functionally to root cause, optimize systems and troubleshoot quality concerns that arise during trials.
  •  Build and deploy Network Weld Quality Management Program integrating maintenance and quality elements.
  • Train start-up teams and produce fact based reports for qualification and commission testing.
  • Build equipment acceptance test plans designed to ensure KDP finished-good quality standards are met consistently
  • Collaborate with site leadership and the functional training team in the development and deployment of functional training systems and materials
  • Ensure compliance with policies so that the performance and quality of services conform to established standards and agency guidelines.
  • Provide corporate Quality Assurance support to manufacturing operations team ensuring strong cross-functional communications and guidance on KDP quality standards.
  • Provide enterprise with guidance as Hygienic Design of Equipment expert with Engineering team
  • Ensure quality oversight for the Material Waiver process, Trackwise Network training and upgrades of third party warehouses


What you must have:

  • 10+ years leadership experience in successfully developing and managing new, leading   edge technology projects within complex food/beverage manufacturing network
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Food Engineering and/or the equivalent experience required. Experience leading engineering and quality   teams highly preferred.
  • Ability to build and reinforce engineering and quality acumen for self and others
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or equivalent certification
  • Previous experience using SAP, MES with strong working knowledge of SCADA and PLC   systems
  • Experience with food manufacturing processes from a process controls, food safety/regulatory, sanitation, environmental, and microbiological standpoint preferred
  • Experience in Greenfield Operational Start-up of large food manufacturing facility or line expansions
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels and to manage complex projects
  • Ability to travel up to 40-50% with some international


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