Production Planner in Allentown, PA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 4/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Allentown operation is a state of the art aseptic bottling and variety packaging facility along with a full beverage distribution center.  The site operation will function on the foundational principles of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance); principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma; and the power of High Performance Teams.  All associates at the Allentown site will have specific accountability and ownership to the site operations and to their respective functional business operation.  The site will run on state of the art enterprise information technology systems and manufacturing execution systems; and with highly automated processing equipment, packaging equipment, and material movement equipment; and very standardized lean processes. 

Production Planner


The successful candidate will support and help lead the efforts of the Planning team in meeting business objectives and exceeding customer service expectations.  This position will be responsible for building the short and long-term production plan for the facility that reflects the demand plan.  To include planning production schedules, purchasing raw materials, ensuring raw materials arrive in time for production.  Balancing working capital and customer fill rate to meet annual KPI’s. 


  • Performs duties with a safety first approach
  • Ensures work areas are clean and organized at all times
  • Develop and maintain production-planning models, which include materials, resources, shift configurations, and the like.
  • Establish a balanced and achievable rolling master production schedule in SAP, analyze short/mid-range forecasts vs. capacities to identify and prevent service problems.
  • Monitor inventory alerts to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve
  • Maintain product and material availability within predetermined safety stock settings.
  • Communicate any issues related to stock availability to all appropriate parties.
  • Ensure product has desired freshness. Minimize “aged” inventory and product obsolescence.
  • Ensure that production and materials planning processes are consistent with Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.



  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • 3 year of Supply Chain, Production Planning, or Scheduling experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • 3 years of experience with automated management systems (SAP or ERP systems).
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency required.
  • Prior experience with SAP or similar ERP system

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.