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Keurig Dr Pepper Production Manager in Ottumwa, Iowa

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Manufacturing Production Manager

The Production Manager is responsible for the safety, quality, productivity for high speed, high volume manufacturing department. This includes organizing and directing departmental activities on the assigned shift, including providing leadership, direction and facilitation of production line teams, and coordination among, maintenance, quality and materials to achieve operational goals.

Shift and Schedule: This is a full time position working 2nd shift (M-F). Flexibility to work overtime, weekends, and holidays is required as scheduled.

Compensation: Salaried role paid on a Bi-Weekly Basis

Benefits: KDP offers a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, Beverage Benefit, & so much more! Benefits are available to new hires DAY 1!

Position Responsibilities

  • Establish a proactive safety culture of zero incidents while promoting and ensuring the completion of safety trainings and programs.

  • Direct all departmental related activities to ensure the timely execution of the production schedule to meet production and service goals through day to day execution.

  • Manage departmental quality requirements ensure food safety and product quality.

  • Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work and processes are followed, needed adjustments are implemented and the area is compliant with safety and 5-S requirements. Develop a plan to progress the TPM program based on the KDP playbook

  • Determines optimum staffing model for the line operations. Provide effective cross training and development for a flexible workforce.

  • Promote team engagement and morale adhering to KDP values. Ability to generate enthusiasm, commitment and performance from others in the quest to develop high performance teams.

  • Have a track record of successful continuous improvement initiatives and results, with a focus upon lean manufacturing and 5S. Lead and support Focused Improvement events to ensure expected OEE is met/exceeded.

  • Communicate goals and objectives, apply company policy, coach, administer discipline, and ensure positive employee relations. Build bench strength through active development of direct reports.

  • Well organized, high energy, data driven, and results oriented.

Metrics to manage

  • Safety: Recordable Rate, FA, Near miss, Training completion %

  • Quality: Yield %; # of Quality holds

  • Delivery: Completion of schedule

  • Productivity: Cases/Labor Hour, OEE



  • Bachelor’s degree, A technical degree (Engineering/technology) preferred.

  • 5 years of experience in a management/supervisory role in a manufacturing environment

  • 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)

  • Computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to understand basic statistics

  • Demonstrated work experience of team building and development

  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Able to handle multiple and conflicting priorities.

Company Overview

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