Senior Production Manager in Sumner, WA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 11/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

As the Senior Production Manager, you will optimize efficiencies in the start-to-end manufacture of multiple Coffee Roasting, Processing and Packaging lines.  Plans and executes activities to meet our customer product specification in a timely manner.  Collaborate with site Team Leaders to establish processes to achieve high standards of Safety, Quality, Cost Control, and high Employee Engagement. What you will do: 
  • Assumes’ a shared role as Safety Champion and inspire team members to embrace and be accountable for personal safety.
  • Provides leadership and direction to shift Leaders, Coaches, Technician and over 240 hourly Team Members;
  • Establish direction and controls that result if efficient utilization of Production Team Members and equipment;  Meets customer coffee product specifications in a timely manner;
  • Analyze performance data to identify opportunities for improvement; Discusses operation results to the Site Director;
  • Creates and manages the annual production budget; Requires capacity and staff planning ability with variable and fixed expense planning expertise; Collaborates with leaders to improve strategies for production process such as cost reduction, space utilization, safety and cleanliness;
  • Develops, sponsors and implements productivity improvements and oversees’ production quality performance and conformance; Accountable to report food safety, quality and regulatory compliance to plant or division personnel with authority to initiate action; Oversees process documentation;
  • Supervises process for the development of technical and leadership skills of Team Members, Coaches and shift Managers;  
  • Evaluates direct reports’ performance on a continual basis and ensures Coaches and staff complete performance reviews in a timely manner;
  • Complies with Site policies, OSHA ergonomic standards and safety requirements, Keurig Green Mountain as well as Federal and State regulations.
  • Establish a collaborate relationship with peers  in all departments and across Keurig’s network;  


What you must have: 
  • Four-year Bachelors’ degree (Engineering) preferred and 5 years of intensive food-related manufacturing management with a focus of 100 +/- employees
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications and a firm knowledge of productivity tracking
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of fundamentals of lean manufacturing, pull and visual systems, and Total Quality Management (TQM)   
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and interdepartmentally with peer group, supervisory staff, planners, maintenance and engineering departments
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory skills and team motivational skills
  • Ability to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with self-motivation and focused attention to detail
  • Able to travel, infrequently, work in a team environment, and meet a 24/7 operations


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.