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Procurement Activation Manager

Burlington, Massachusetts Job ID 97113 Job Category Other Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time

Manager, Procurement Activation: The Manager, Procurement Activation is responsible for providing analytical, project management, and tactical execution support to create a reliable and flexible supplier network with an overall lower cost structure and improved efficiency.  The Manager works cross-functionally and supports efforts to integrate category strategies with Supply Chain functions including Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain Planning, and Distribution. As a member of the Procurement Activation team, the Manager’s role is to collaborate with procurement category managers to activate key components of category strategies and process improvements resulting in improved supplier quality and service performance.

What you will do:

  • Lead strategic efforts, internally and externally, to improve supplier service and material availability
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, planning, and sourcing managers, to reduce non-conformance incidents, and improve fulfillment rates
  • Serve as an escalation point for manufacturing and planning within the Material Service Alert (MSA) process to secure on-time deliveries
  • Partner with planning, manufacturing, and continuous improvement teams, to eliminate waste in PO processing and goods receipt processes
  • Develop inventory monitoring and capacity assessment tools to proactive identify risk
  • Evaluate procure-to-pay transactional trends and lead process improvement initiatives to address root causes
  • Support invoice reconciliation and resolution
  • Support vendor inventory management in close collaboration with materials planning and sourcing managers
  • Utilizes procurement tools including SAP, Ariba, Celonis, Cognos, to interact with data and extrapolate insights
  • Serve as direct materials procure-to-pay process subject matter expert
  • Follow all KDP policies and procedures

Ensure high performance results of your team by:

  • Fostering a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions
  • Driving a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent
  • Embracing diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures
  • Establishing a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on supply chain, data analytics, or Business Administration area of study.
  • 5 - 8 years experience in cross functional supply chain role(s)
  • Experience working with ERP systems, SAP preferred
  • Proficient in MS excel
  • Demonstrated experience creating and presenting reports and insights
  • Strong internal and external communication skills
  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization, including senior executives
  • Perform in fast paced environment with ever changing priorities

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  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 is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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