Keurig Dr Pepper Production Manager in Northlake, Illinois

Line Manager 2 nd Shift, Northlake, IL - Supply Chain

The Line Manager has overall operations responsibility for directing the safe, efficient, quality, and cost-effective lean manufacture of high-quality product at a the Keurig Dr Pepper Manufacturing facility in Northlake, IL. This is part of the plant leadership team and will report to the Director of Operations. #IND1

The Line Manager is accountable for production and packaging of beverage products that comply with quality standards and meet customer demand. This manager is responsible for developing 3 Production Supervisors, 3 Team Leaders and 40 front line operators in a safe working environment and will be accountable for delivering 45 million cases of product per year across 8 high speed production lines. This position will also include responsibility for 2 nd shift production.

Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America, 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.

Position Responsibilities

  • Drive continuous improvement in the operations team performance by implementing lean manufacturing concepts, techniques, and processes.

  • Implement new performance management systems, production plans and performance criteria.

  • Confirm production progress; rapidly respond to delays and changes; implement corrective and preventative actions; monitor and record KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).

  • Create and implement improvement plans for the overall operation.

  • Drive technical problem solving with maintenance team leadership to enhance equipment reliability rates and implement joint corrective actions that improve mean time to repair and mean time between failures.

  • Drive production team to develop and improve standard work that supports a lean manufacturing environment with a specific focus on waste reduction and continuous efficiency improvements.

  • Committed to team based problem solving within operations and capable of fostering individual development across the team.

  • Incorporate and ensure safety programs are adhered to including guards and safety features are working, and promote good daily safety practices and habits.

  • Ensure team understands roles and responsibilities as it relates to core accountabilities, including safety, quality, productivity and delivery.

  • Communicate goals and objectives, apply company policy, corrective action resolution, and review the performance of employees.

  • People development to include; training, coaching and insuring positive employee relations. Build robust talent pool through active development of direct reports and other leaders in the organization.

  • Manage financial aspects of the operation area including annual budget development, capital planning and administration.

  • Lead thru RCI (Rapid Continuous Improvement) methods – Implementing and utilizing visual management and CAP processes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of food / beverage bottling / can manufacturing.

  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma certifications / training.

  • Demonstrated understanding and proven implementation of TPM (Total Production Maintenance) / 5S.

  • SAP manufacturing applications and strong computer skills.

  • Basic understanding of labor and federal regulations.

  • Demonstrated supervisory, organizational and interpersonal ability.

  • Ability to problem solve and multitask.

  • Strong communication and leadership skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or Management

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.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

  • 5 years of managing Supervisors in a fast paced and continuous operation manufacturing environment

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, 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

Job: Operations

Organization: Supply Chain

Title: Production Manager

Location: Illinois-Northlake

Requisition ID: 1818404