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Sr Supply Chain Planner

Spartanburg, South Carolina Job ID 101514 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.

SUMMARY: 

As Sr Supply Chain Planner, you will be responsible for evaluating demand signals from multiple sources and turning them into a production schedule which simultaneously meets customers’ requirements and maximizes production efficiency.   In addition to quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, superior interpersonal skills (written and oral communication) will be necessary to work with other planners, customers, customer service representatives, corporate management, plant management, purchasing, and production to prioritize/manage  schedules and make changes quickly and effectively. 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 production scheduler 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.

  • Evaluate demand signals from multiple sources and turning them into a production schedule which simultaneously meets customers’ requirements and maximizes production efficiency.   
  • Work with other planners, customers, customer service representatives, corporate management, plant management, purchasing, and production to prioritize/manage schedules and make changes quickly and effectively
  • Works collaboratively with maintenance, quality, production and distribution center to reduce unplanned downtime and increase machine availability through the production schedule optimization for establishing and sustaining autonomous and preventive/predictive maintenance SOPs and TPM programs
  • 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, completion of regular safety audits and visible leadership moments, enforcement of lock-out/tag-out program, and 100% completion of all safety and regulatory training
  • Enable achievement of Zero-defect performance and improvement to the customer experience by leading a right first time approach, participating in layered process audits to ensure all quality processes are being followed, and leading Root Cause Corrective Action efforts when defects do occur
  • Lead cross functional focused improvement initiatives to streamline production scheduling, material flow and improved equipment efficiency to increase capacity and reduce operating expense
  • 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)
  • Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's TPM and High Performing Team Principles, policies and applicable laws.
  • Participate in full employee lifecycle from interviewing, hiring, and training to coaching, and developing all associates in material quality and material specification knowledge.
  • 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

  • Actual placement within the compensation range may vary depending on experience, skills, and other factors  

  • 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

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or accounting preferred
  • 5 years of experience applying a comprehensive, hands-on knowledge of procurement concepts, practices and procedures in a manufacturing environment (Work with other planners, customers, customer service representatives, corporate management, plant management, purchasing, and production) preferred.
  • Experience with ISO, Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement strategy and/or TPM Certifications Preferred
  • 3 years of experience with SAP or similar manufacturing tracking systems required
  • 3 years of experience with Micro Soft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

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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