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Sr. Manager, Chemical Management

Burlington, Massachusetts Job ID 97744 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Sr Manager Position Type Full-Time
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This position will lead the development of responsible chemical management strategies for KDP, and coordinate the development and implementation of resulting programs, driving chemical compliance of KDP products and manufacturing operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Continuously monitor emerging regulations and customer chemical-of-concern requirements, develop a strategic and tactical roadmap for compliance and communication of new regulations and provide technical guidance to internal business partners regarding these new requirements and their impact specific to water, food/beverage products, packaging, and manufacturing operations.
  • Oversee the communication of chemical-related requirements to internal and external stakeholders, identifying compliance and financial impact, where applicable.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and maintain robust chemical management programs and practices that reduce risk and deliver compliance to KDP. Actively lead the Chemical Working Group.
  • Maintain program documentation, including the Chemicals Management Policy. Ensure records are maintained as needed to demonstrate compliance.  Support internal business partners in the creation of chemical program content in other public-facing documents.
  • Assist in responding to external inquiries regarding chemical management programs.
  • Work with manufacturing sites to ensure chemical-related practices, including waste streams, are compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Procurement and product/Package R&D to ensure new and existing COC requirements are incorporated into the product life cycle
  • Identify needs and develop budgetary requirements to support the Chemical Management program
  • Work closely with legal as the primary contact for project -related communications and coordination both to internal and external customers

OTHER NECESSARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Follow all policies, procedures and safety requirements directed by Keurig/Dr Pepper (KDP).
  • Travel requirements: 10 -20%

Requirements

  • BA or BS in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science, or related subject REQUIRED. MS in a related filed is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years Quality, EHS, Compliance, or Regulatory Science management experience REQUIRED, preferably in the food and beverage industry
  • Proven track record of implementing and influencing change across organizations
  • Significant experience reading and interpreting regulations is REQUIRED
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across diverse functions
  • Experience managing teams in multiple locations and different time zones
  • Experience training all levels of an organization, planning work, assigning, and directing work, and managing performance, to ensure high performance results
  • Ability to follow Keurig policies and procedures as well as live our company values
  • Able to work within a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to assess environmental impact of chemicals
  • Knowledge of analytical test procedures and the ability to communicate effectively with 3rd party labs

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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