Production Planning Manager in Houston, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

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Production Planning Manager - Houston

Join the team at Keurig Dr Pepper and make a difference by pursuing everything that you do with the determination that sets us apart from our competitors. Driving for results leads to recognition and personal growth within the company, helping us to achieve our vision of providing “a beverage for every need, available everywhere people shop and consume”. The success that comes from within each of us is recognized, and creates opportunities for your growth in the organization.

The Production Planning Manager is responsible for planning production, materials, repacking and deployment of finished goods for company owned production facility consistent with the delivery of the lowest Total Delivered Economic Cost for Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). This role will also ensure that goods are available to satisfy the prescribed service requirements established for our customers, both internal and external, while at the same time continuing to improve investment in working capital and minimizing the costs of manufacturing, storage, transportation, and obsolescence risk.


  1. Accountable for finished goods/materials inventory (operating working capital), short-mid term capacity utilization, customer service and planning team management for the assigned production facility
  2. Develop cost effective product supply plan, in an SAP environment, supporting assigned product groups and ensuring all targeted customer service, inventory levels and costs are being met
  3. Maintain product and material availability within predetermined safety stock policy elements established by central planning. Manage lot sizes/cycle times, to reduce Total Delivered Economic Cost.  Review and implement all deployment parameters, accounting for transit time, etc, to utilize the most cost effective means of warehousing and transportation
  4. Establish a balanced and achievable rolling master production schedule for at least the following 8 weeks for all production lines at site (in SAP)
  5. Analyze short/mid range forecasts vs. capacities to identify and prevent service problems, inventory overstocks, plant inefficiencies and purchasing up charges. 
  6. Communicate any issues related to stock availability to all appropriate parties. 
  7. Ensure that all requirements are accurately reflected in SAP in a timely manner.  Properly communicate any exceptions to the normal time-fence. 
  8. Lead at plant the implementation and execution for new product development planning.
  9. Ensure product has desired freshness.  Minimize “aged” inventory and product obsolescence. Manage site disposition and authorization process for FG and materials. 
  10. Ensure that production and materials planning processes are consistent with Supply Chain corporate guidelines.


  • Bachelors degree highly preferred, or an equivalent amount of experience combined with a High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • 3 years of manufacturing experience, preferably in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) 
  • Strong understanding and experience in Supply Chain planning
  • 2 years of people management experience

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.