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Keurig Dr Pepper 2nd Shift Production Supervisor in Ottumwa, Iowa

Job Overview

As a Production Supervisor, you are responsible for overall operating performance of the Keurig Dr Pepper production operations. You will work with the team to streamline efficiency of production with emphasis on safety, quality, delivery, and improving financial results.

Shift & Schedule:

This position will be based at our facility in Ottumwa, IA and will support our 2nd Shift. The initial hours right now are Monday - Friday from 3:30pm - 2:00am CST, but will soon transition to a 2:00pm - 10:30pm CST schedule.

Additional flexibility to work beyond these set hours according to changing business needs, including potential weekends and/or holidays, is also required.


This is a salaried role paid on a bi-weekly pay cycle. Pay will be determined based upon experience. Attractive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) is also available immediately.

What you will do:

  • Ensures a safe workplace is maintained and there is a safety mindset in all things we do.

  • Supervise up to 20 or more production employees.

  • Hires, schedules and supervises full time staff and additional temporary staff.

  • Follows all policies, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by Keurig Dr Pepper and the department.

  • Oversees all process documentation and training program procedures to assure consistency of operational tasks, and the safety and cleanliness of the workplace

  • Ensures a quality product is being produced and all quality processes are being followed.

  • Works directly with Quality Control, Engineering, Maintenance, and Facilities on projects to improve quality, streamline efficiencies and reduce operating expenses

  • Tracks productivity for measured shift efficiency and improvement

  • Operates at or below the budgeted cost for production utilizing lean manufacturing procedures and cross training

  • Oversees adherence to inventory control procedures to ensure inventory accuracy goals are constantly achieved

  • Performs timely quarterly and annual reviews for all front line KDP staff

  • Responsibility to report food safety, quality and regulatory compliance to plant or division personnel with authority to initiate action.

  • Responsible for ensuring the production of a safe, wholesome and quality product and requires trained designees when applicable

  • Performs other duties as requested by management

  • Follow all Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures

  • In the occasions when persons in this role are absent, management has assigned resources to cover their nominated duties to ensure the integrity of the SQF System.


What you must have:

  • Bachelor or Associate Degree in a related field preferred, OR 5-7 years of experience applying a comprehensive, hands-on knowledge of manufacturing concepts, practices and procedures involved in coffee processing and packaging or a related manufacturing field

  • Minimum of 2 years of Supervisory or Management experience leading a production team of 10 or more

  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions

  • Clear understanding of fundamentals of lean manufacturing, pull and visual systems

  • Clear understanding of TPM, Kaizen, and/or Lean Six Sigma, and use of tools and data for problem solving, decision making, and continuous improvement highly preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word with demonstrated knowledge of productivity tracking preferred

  • Experience with SAP or a similar ERP system highly preferred

  • Ability to work independently and as a team to positively and comfortably handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment with focused attention to detail

  • Ability to manage change and constantly strive for improvement

  • Superior communication and organizational skills

  • Solid understanding of food manufacturing safety, particularly beverage experience, is preferred

  • Must be comfortable developing and conducting group presentations to employees and management

  • Builds constructive and effective relationships using diplomacy and tact and treats direct reports equitably

  • Provides current, direct, complete and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose solutions to problems

  • Must be able to travel occasionally, work in a team environment, and occasionally work a flexible schedule

  • Must have the ability to work a fast paced, constantly evolving environment with focused attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills essential


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.