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Keurig Dr Pepper Operations Supervisor in Olympia, Washington

Job Overview

As a Operations Supervisor in Packaging 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 full-time position will be based in our Sumner, WA plant and will support our Day shift, working 5:00am - 5:00pm PST on a 2-2-3 schedule (working half the year).


This is an exempt, salaried position paid on a bi-weekly cycle. Pay is flexible and determined based on candidate experience. Attractive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) is also available immediately.

Position Responsibilities

  • Direct and coach production operators in the execution of daily/weekly production schedules for multiple high-speed packaging lines.

  • Supervise up to 65 production employees in our Packaging operations.

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

  • Ensures a safe workplace is maintained and that safety is a mindset in all areas of responsibility.

  • Meet all safety, quality, delivery, productivity, growth, yield/waste, and engagement goals

  • Responsibility to for ensuring the production of safe, quality product and to report safety, food safety, quality and regulatory compliance and incidents to plant or division personnel with authority to initiate action

  • Ensure equipment in the area assigned is in working order and that working conditions are always safe.

  • Works directly with Engineering, Quality Control, 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

  • Make recommendations for long term solutions, including recommendations for replacing equipment, refurbishing equipment, procedural changes, productivity improvement, material change, etc., related to the area of accountability.

  • Drive the continuous improvement and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) agenda in area of responsibility through teamwork, skills and capability development.

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

  • Performs timely quarterly and annual reviews for all front-line Keurig Dr Pepper staff on-shift

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

  • Ensures that Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures are adhered to

  • Performs other duties as requested by management


  • 3+ years of strong leadership experience preferably in a manufacturing environment

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

  • Working knowledge of Lean manufacturing practices, Kaizen, TPM, and/or other methods of Continuous Improvement and change management preferred

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

  • Previous experience with SAP or similar system 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

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Solid understanding of food manufacturing, coffee experience preferable

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

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

  • Work flexible shifts, weekends, and overtime according to changing business needs and be able to travel occasionally

  • Ability to follow KDP policies and procedures


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