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Keurig Dr Pepper Operations Initiatives Manager in Northlake, Illinois

Job Overview

The Operations Initiatives Manager will identify and deliver best practice processes to ensure the short and long term success of assigned sites. This position will lead high impact product/process improvement teams and utilize Lean and analytical methodologies across all of KDP. This is a highly visible role with significant exposure to senior leadership on a regular basis. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership skills, held various business roles, think strategically across a broad range of topics, and be motivated to drive change.

This position can be based near any of our major facilities in Irving TX, Houston TX, Norcross GA, Northlake IL, Jacksonville FL, or Los Angeles CA.


  • Collaborate with champions, including the Senior Vice President, to deliver value to the business; value will typically be measured in real hard dollar or working capital savings

  • Develop and Maintain Relationships – within the Operations Initiatives teams and throughout KDP network

  • Managers success will come from people and process; developing and maintain the right relationships and using a collaborative approach will insure overall success

  • Develop People – work with all levels, from shop floor to management, and have a true desire to make a difference in all people you encounter

  • Drive Culture Change – Drive fact-based decision making throughout the organization

  • Duties will include project management, delivery of value through improved processes, leadership and support of projects

  • Will need to utilize system skills (data pull and analysis) frequently

  • Ability to travel a MINIMUM of 75% within the US and North America is an expectation of this job

Ability to Successfully Demonstrate the Following Performance Competencies:

  • Adaptability

  • Leadership Impact

  • Change Management

  • Innovative and Transformative Thinker

  • Effective Communicator

  • Tenacity in The Face of Resistance

  • Strategic Decision Maker

  • Building a Successful Team and Partnerships


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and/or 5 years’ work experience as business process leader or similar role in a company

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Ability to travel for a full week at a time and up to 75% as needed for a project

  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite of tools (heavy emphasis on EXCEL and Power Point)

  • Ability to work full days on a shop floor or field sales-based environment. Frequent standing, sitting, climbing of stairs may be required depending on project assignment

  • 3 years of experience working in a Direct Store Delivery network preferred

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

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.