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Senior Director, Transformation and Productivity

Frisco, Texas Job ID 96524 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Sr Director Position Type Full-Time
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The Senior Director of Transformation and Productivity plays a pivotal role in steering the US Refreshment Beverage (USRB) sector's Supply Chain Transformation and Productivity agenda. This position is responsible for shaping and executing a comprehensive strategy that propels critical growth, continuity, and sustainability initiatives to meet objectives in revenue expansion, operating income enhancement, and Corporate Sustainability commitments.

Tasked with the oversight of the USRB Supply Chain's productivity agenda, the role ensures that both gross and net productivity objectives are achieved in alignment with the organization's financial aspirations. This role demands a strategic approach to materials management across Direct Store Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery (WD) networks, aiming to reduce working capital, elevate service levels, and minimize product obsolescence.

The role fosters improvement by adopting flexible, rapid strategies and advocating for fully variable costs, contributing to advancements in per-unit rates, customer satisfaction, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and downtime while optimizing maintenance expenses.

In addition to these duties, this role will craft a Supply Chain Strategy for KDP USRB that aspires to top-tier performance benchmarks. The role encompasses strategic planning, emphasizing employee engagement and job satisfaction through deliberate involvement, and upholding diversity and inclusion within the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) framework.

As an integral part of the USRB Beverage Supply Chain Operations team, the Senior Director collaborates with the VPs of Operations for DSD and WD, Productivity, Program Management, and Engineering to foster and implement cohesive strategies. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of US Refreshment Beverages Supply Chain, the Senior Director is instrumental in guiding the Supply Chain's direction and achievements.

Responsibilities

  • Own and Deliver Underlying Strategy: Lead the team in effectively executing plans to develop aligned capabilities and management systems.
  • Architect the Overall Transformation Plan: Create and oversee the transformation plan aimed at delivering top-line and bottom-line improvements through year-over-year enhancements in service and reductions in cost per unit.
  • Drive KDP USRB Productivity: Enable 17 manufacturing plants to achieve their specific annual productivity targets.
  • Ensure Productivity Pipeline Readiness: Make sure the KDP USRB productivity pipeline is prepared to meet current and future productivity targets.
  • Deliver Design-to-Value (DtV): Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Packaging Engineering, and Central Productivity Teams to achieve DtV goals for the current year and beyond.
  • Manage Obsolescence Costs: Continuously reduce obsolescence costs related to ingredients, materials, and finished goods.
  • Optimize Staffing and Cost Control: Work in partnership with Labor and Capacity Planning to ensure that the 17 manufacturing plants are appropriately staffed based on business needs, while maintaining variable cost control in response to network volume volatility.
  • Enhance KDP USRB Performance: Establish regular connections with DSD, WD, CI, Engineering, and HR Leaders to drive performance improvement.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Collaborate with Long-Range Planning, Commercial Engineering, and WD & DSD Teams to develop and sustain a 10-year NorthStar strategy for KDP USRB, including the KDP USRB/Cold Obeya Room.

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

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technical/Engineering discipline. Master’s degree in business or engineering management a plus
  • Project management certification a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a combination of manufacturing and engineering
  • High degree of curiosity
  • Demonstrated management experience and performance improvement in equipment maintenance and reliability.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence groups.
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a broad variety of departments
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with self-motivation and focused attention to detail positively and comfortably.
  • Organizational and customer service skills essential
  • Must be comfortable developing and conducting group presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems.
  • Must be able to travel, work in a team environment, and occasionally work a flexible schedule.
  • Commitment to follow KDP policies and procedures.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a proven track record of leading teams and managing large-scale projects.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective maintenance strategies.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to equipment and facilities maintenance.
  • Experience in the food and beverage industry is preferred.
  • Key Performance Indicators are; engagement, absenteeism, retention, recruiting, safety incidents, customer fill rate, cost per case, cases per labor hour, cases per maintenance labor hour, budget attainment, gross productivity, productivity net of commodity (PNOC)

 

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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