Continuous Improvement Supervisor in Irving, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Supervisor is responsible for leading highly visible transformation to drive a cultural shift in continuous improvement. This role is expected to implement rapid change and be a hands-on team builder. Use existing knowledge of TPM principles, combined with on the job process expertise to identify opportunities, prioritize and manage multiple improvement projects. Additionally, this position will lead high-impact, cross-functional teams by utilizing TPM/Lean & Six Sigma and Kaizen methodologies to deliver significant value to the Keurig Dr Pepper business.

This is a highly visible/Strategic role with significant exposure to Plant leadership on a regular basis and requires an ability to build relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization. This individual will need to demonstrate leadership skills and passion around continuous improvement, as well as strong communication, facilitation, analytical, and project management capabilities.

At Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. Join the team at KDP and make a difference to consumers with one of America’s leading producers and distributors of hot and cold beverages helping to satisfy every consumer’s beverage need, anytime and anywhere.

Position Responsibilities

  • Deliver Value – Work with Team members/champions to deliver meaningful results to the business.
  • Self-Driven – Manage high-value projects and large kaizen teams independently.
  • Develop Relationships – The Supervisor will need to have credibility and be respected from colleagues.
  • Develop People – Work with all levels, from shop floor to management, to increase maturity and understanding of a lean culture.
  • Drive Culture Change – Lead root-cause elimination and data-based decision-making throughout the organization.
  • Will utilize system skills (data pull and statistical analysis) frequently.
  • Implement process enhancements to improve package changeover and line efficiency.
  • Utilize knowledge to maximize asset utilization and plant performance and report Plant KPI’s.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the occupation hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties.
  • Guide and support maintenance technicians in trouble-shooting production equipment when necessary.
  • Implement TPM strategy and training program within the facility.
  • Support in the development of High Performance Work Teams and assist with leading cultural development through TPM implementation.
  • Able to work independently and successfully facilitate cross functional teams, while implementing improvement within an established time frame.
  • Coach and lead cross-functional teams; including team building, understanding motivation and negotiation techniques and providing work direction to others. 

Performance Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Value Identification
  • Facilitation
  • Innovation
  • Building a Successful Team
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Tenacity
  • Coaching
  • Forming Partnerships



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university highly preferred
  • Green Belt Certification preferred
  • 3 years of work experience in a Continuous Improvement function (Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Total Productive Maintenance)
  • 2 year of experience in facilitating and leading improvement events

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why 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 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.