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Manufacturing Engineering Program Manager

United States Job ID 97829 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time
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Are you ready to join a growing, dynamic company? Keurig Dr Pepper is a modern beverage company, with more than 125 brands people know and love. We challenge the usual and always push beyond the expected. We are building a culture that is our competitive advantage – one that is growth focused, change resilient, collaborative, innovative, nimble, diverse and inclusive.

We offer flexible scheduling, remote work opportunities, excellent work/life balance, as well as a huge opportunity for self-driven growth!

This role will have travel responsibilities primarily to US operations in either the Northeast or along the West Coast and limited international  approximately 50% of the time. Remote candidates from California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland or New England preferred.

As part of our Multisite Engineering team, the primary function of this individual contributor, Manager-level position will be to drive the development and execution of the corporate manufacturing engineering strategy involving capital projects for the 6-8 non carbonated soft drink and food manufacturing sites.  This position will build and manage relationships with internal and external resources in order to effectively implement project initiatives that drive productivity results, optimize value, and promote growth. This role interacts with individuals from Engineering Operations, Network Optimization, Beverage Initiatives, and other key Business Units within Supply Chain. This role will also work directly with the manufacturing sites to develop, modify, and implement equipment and support devices for capacity and program initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and executing capital projects in a manufacturing environment. A candidate with Food and Beverage or CPG (Consumer Package Goods) and plant production line experience is considered a plus. Knowledge of high speed filling and packaging equipment, Aseptic Technologies. PMP Certified, lean methodologies, and knowledge of key standard work processes are also essential qualities.

Join our flexible team at Keurig Dr Pepper and make a difference by being a part of the safest, most sustainable, agile, and productive value chain in the beverage industry!  Work with great KDP brands like Motts, Bai, Snapple, Core, Mr & Mrs T’s, Realemon and Realime, Clamato, Hawaiian Punch, YooHoo, Roses.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead capital project design, development, and execution from concept through closure while ensuring vertical startups. 
  • Responsible for defining performance criteria, developing timelines, estimating capital budgets, and managing spend.
  • Make methodical fact based decisions derived on data which are critical to the success of each project. 
  • Identify, develop, and execute cost savings programs across the network to support business productivity metrics. 
  • Drive lean and standard work principals to ensure early equipment management and vertical startups. 
  • Build strategic relationships with internal customers and external equipment suppliers to ensure continued alignment and success - before, during, and post project implementations.
  • Provide strong communication skills in diverse environments with multiple stakeholders at a variety of levels within the organization. 

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 - $150,000 / 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

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering 
  • 8+ years of capital engineering project based experience.
  • Experience managing projects in the $100k -25 Million range
  • PMP certified or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months of employment.
  • Experience with technologies including CSD, Juices and Teas, Aseptic, manufacturing equipment including Fillers, Cappers, Conveyance, Packers, Palletizers, Control Systems, RO, and Batch/CIP systems.
  • Ability to travel for overnight travel +50%
  • Ability to work independently as a 100% remote employee.

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity.  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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