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Sr Project Manager

Spartanburg, South Carolina Job ID 94882 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time
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The Spartanburg operation is a state of the art coffee roasting and pod packaging facility in addition to hosting a full beverage distribution center.  Spartanburg is the largest KDRP manufacturing and distribution location.  The site will operate on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); leverage the principles of Lean manufacturing and harness the power of High Performance Teams.  All associates at the Spartanburg site will have accountability to both a functional business unit in addition to the full site operation.  The site will run on state of the art enterprise IT and manufacturing execution systems with highly  automated processing, packaging, and material movement equipment.

Compensation: This is an exempt, salaried position paid on a biweekly cycle. Compensation is flexible and determined by the candidate's experience level.

SUMMARY: 

The Commercialization leader / Sr Project Manager leads all strategic and execution aspects of new product introduction, volume shifts or change management projects on a continuous basis.  This entails closely working all end to end logistics aspects with corporate functions, internal and external plant members, customers and research and innovations. 

This role proactively leads specific commercialization value creation initiatives that directly impact the speed to market or cost competitiveness of our products.

You will also be in a critical role for inspiring teams of highly skilled, highly engaged employees and support a “team of teams” and Business Unit approach that will enable our employees to achieve extraordinary results.  You will be part of an operations team that will work collaboratively across all functions to streamline efficiency of production and deliver world class safety, quality, and delivery performance. Working within a highly automated TPM-based environment.

The commercialization leader will be expected to drive disciplined execution of standardized processes through standard work and layered process audits, while teaching and facilitating structured problem solving techniques and process to drive waste out of the system and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

During the first 12 months on the job, this position will help develop and set up an end to end supply chain for volume shifts from other operations and setting up the commercialization process for the plant. As the plant operates on a reasonable steady state mode, then the full job description should be progressively delivered emphasizing on new product introduction creation process and supply chain value creation initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Work closely with marketing, commercialization, technical and finance teams to support new product introduction, reformulations and any supply chain improvement projects.
  • Act as a liaison with corporate functions for all new product introductions to ensure proper alignment with the plant business plan.
  • Support supply point optimization initiatives for the different locations.
  • Ensure key personnel is timely informed of new products introductions process
  • Ensure high customer engagement levels by continuously supporting our company’s new products introduction process
  • Coordinate all new product introduction and change management projects
  • Proactively capture, monitor and inform new products forecast performance
  • Coordinate procurement of new products materials ensuring on time availability for production
  • Ensure new products SAP’s supply chain master data is accurate and updated
  • Ensure production plan and manufacturing schedules covers immediate and future demand
  • Measure new products key metrics performance vs. goals on a regular basis and present strategies for improvement and sustainability.
  • Ensure project sponsor is fully engaged, supportive and clear on project plans, resources and deliverable status.
  • Participate in delivering upon the site safety goal of zero injuries by contributing, promoting and supporting safety culture through behavioral safety observations, facilitation of safety meetings.
  • Provide leadership and support to operations teams in support of site operational meeting cadence (production planning, TPM Starpoint, mini Business Unit, site leadership, and employee meetings)
  • Enable a culture of motivation, coaching and development of diverse, high performing and highly engaged teams to meet established goals and build organizational capability.  

Total Rewards

  • Where Applicable:  

    • Benefits eligible day one!! 
    • Benefits, subject to election and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including paid parental leave, vacation, and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement 
    • Annual bonus based on performance and eligibility

Requirements

  • BS/BA in engineering or business management field preferred.
  • Project management professional certification preferred.
  • Experience with ISO, Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement strategy and/or TPM Certifications preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in project management or comparable experience.
  • Experience managing multi-million dollar capital, expense or commercialization projects.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio) required.

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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