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Manager Technical Excellence E&T Pillar Owner

United States Job ID 98481 Job Category Engineering/Technology Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time

The Manager of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence, E&T Pillar is accountable for the KDP Cold Beverages Supply Chain Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) E&T Pillar Technical program execution, delivering core competency technical excellence and delivering top quartile performance in equipment reliability as measured by safety, quality, customer fill rate, OEE2, unplanned and planned downtime and maintenance rate per case. The Manager of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence, E&T Pillar will create the KDP Cold Beverage Supply Chain Strategy to deliver top quartile technical team and equipment performance through technical training at all levels. The job responsibilities will include managing the strategic planning of the TPM Pillars, specifically the Education and Training Pillars along with the development of our core competency skills development program that will result in a team of highly skilled subject matter experts in our manufacturing core competencies. This position is also responsible for developing the KDP Cold Beverage Supply Chain Maintenance Manager Network Technical Development Program, improving the technical skills of the maintenance teams, and delivering technical independence. This position will report to the Senior Director of Technical, Maintenance and Reliability Excellence.

What you will do:

  • Drive Performance Improvement
  • Lead the company to technical independence
  • Strategic planning for the E&T Pillar as it relates to technical training to ensure technical independence from OEMs.
  • Development of core competency skill development program
  • Develop a team of Maintenance and Reliability Pillar Leads and Subject Matter Experts in KDP manufacturing core competencies (for example Aseptic Blow/Fill/Cap, Can and Bottle Filling/Sealing, Blending/Processing/Mixing, Labeling, Downstream Packaging)
  • Responsible for delivering innovative approaches to maintenance, reliability and technical excellence program management, including improved training, career development and enrichment, capabilities and management systems.
  • Liaison with OEM’s on training curriculum to ensure Operational Readiness that supports vertical start-ups and sustainable OOE2
  • Work with Human Resources and Talent Acquisition to develop and execute improvement strategies for engagement, recruiting and retention across the network.
  • Work with corporate site planning, multi-site planning, Site Directors, Supply Chain Capabilities, Operations VPs and Human Resources to ensure that we are developing and executing performance/maintenance improvement plans while developing subject matter expertise.
  • Monitor and improve performance of network weekly Education and Training activities.
  • Lead and deliver maintenance and reliability related productivity projects.
  • Implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to optimize cases per maintenance labor hour.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and bargaining agreements related to maintenance department planning as it relates to KDP programs.
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify and resolve supply chain issues.
  • Responsible for site key performance measures for safety, quality, maintenance cost per case, delivery and growth/engagement.

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

Total Rewards

  • Salary Range: $91,300 - $125,000 / year.
  • Actual placement within the compensation range may vary depending on experience, skills, and other factors
  • 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


  • 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 
  • Highly competent knowledge of SAP/CMMS transactional processes
  • 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.
  • Ability 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, productivity

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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