Operations Manager - Ireland in Kildare, Ireland at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 6/26/2020

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Job Description

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) – a leading producer and distributor of hot and cold beverages – is excited to announce the establishment of a new beverage concentrate manufacturing facility in County Kildare, outside of Dublin, in Ireland. We’re now looking for great talent to build our Ireland team to work in this new best-in-class facility.

As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for the overall direction, guidance and safety of the manufacturing department. This includes organizing and directing all departmental related activities on all shifts, including providing leadership, direction and facilitation of production line teams, maintenance, quality and materials.

In the role of the Operations Manager, you will:

  • Direct all departmental related activities to ensure the timely execution of the production schedule to meet production and service goals. Ensure a high level of customer service while meeting inventory management goals, including raw materials, packaging materials, and finished goods.
  • Ensure a safe and orderly working environment, free of slip/trip hazards; maintain compliance to meet/exceed all site and regulatory requirements. Manage all departmental quality related activities to insure a high level of food safety and product quality.
  • Deliver cost and performance; complete projects and assignments on-time, and according to plan. Develop and execute a capital plan for the department.
  • Manage all departmental maintenance activities; maintain equipment in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Schedule and track standard preventive manufacturing measures and prioritize plant maintenance opportunities.
  • Have a track record of successful continuous improvement initiatives and results, with a focus upon lean manufacturing and 5S. Identify, recommend and execute continuous improvement initiatives in the production operation including process, machinery, method and material changes, in support of plant goals. Develop and streamline procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas. 
  • Develop departmental personnel by assessing performance, setting goals, providing coaching, counseling, and training, while supporting Continuous Improvement. 
  • Manage all employee related issues within the department. Effectively manage departmental staffing requirements in accordance to budgetary and contractual requirements. 
  • Communicate goals and objectives, apply company policy, coach, administer discipline, and ensure positive employee relations. Build bench strength through active development of direct reports.
  • Guide and support technicians in trouble-shooting production equipment when necessary. Coach and lead cross-functional teams, which includes but is not limited to team building, understanding motivation and negotiation techniques and providing work direction to others.


In order to be successful in the role of Operations Manager, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain, etc.
  • Extensive experience in a management role in a manufacturing environment. Experience with the manufacture of blends, emulsions and solvents, or similar types of manufacturing processes will be highly desirable.
  • Experience with LEAN, Kaizen/Six Sigma events and driving lean transformation with proven results and in a manufacturing environment (5S, Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, visual management, and leading Kaizen events).
  • Strong computer skills, including SAP or similar experience.
  • Well organized, high energy, data driven, and results oriented.

Great Brands and Great People

At Keurig Dr Pepper, we’re building the beverage company of the future. Our forward-looking culture is the foundation for a fast-paced environment where we live our values Team First, Deliver Big, Think Bold and Be Fearless and Fair. Join our strong, committed, global team of more than 25,000 employees who are proud of our brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth!

What do you get in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Private Medical Care – Full contributions made by Keurig Dr Pepper for you and your family
  • Pensions Contributions
  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Excellent employee benefits and a lot more!!


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