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Keurig Dr Pepper Continuous Improvement Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Overview The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will identify and deliver successful process improvement opportunities within Supply Chain. This position will independently lead high-impact, cross-functional teams by utilizing Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen methodologies to deliver significant value to the Keurig Dr Pepper business. This is a highly visible role with significant exposure to senior leadership on a regular basis and requires an ability to build relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organization. The manager will need to demonstrate leadership skills and passion around continuous improvement, as well as strong communication, facilitation, analytical, and project management capabilities. Location: Frisco, TX preferred but will also consider candidates that located near one of our facilities or a major airport. Position Responsibilities + Deliver Value – Work with champions (VP level and higher) to deliver meaningful results to the business + Self-Driven – Manage high-value projects and large kaizen teams independently + Develop Relationships – The manager will need to have credibility and be respected from colleagues + Develop People – Work with all levels, from shop floor to management, to increase maturity and understanding of a lean culture + Drive Culture Change – Lead root-cause elimination and data-based decision-making throughout the organization. + Will utilize system skills (data pull and statistical analysis) frequently. + Will travel within North America (approximately 50-75% travel). Requirements + Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university preferred + Black Belt Certification required + 3 years of work experience in a Continuous Improvement function (Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Total Productive Maintenance) + 2 year of experience in facilitating and leading improvement events Company Overview Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Frisco, 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.