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Keurig Dr Pepper Manager, Rapid Continuous Improvement in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Overview

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will lead the CI Training program within Supply Chain, coaching and training Yellow Belts and Green Belts on the tools and applications of Lean and Six Sigma using the A3, Kaizen and DMAIC methodologies. The position may also be responsible for helping to facilitate workshops that drive end to end process transformation and execution of business strategy 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.

At Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. Join the team at KDP and make a difference to consumers with one of America’s leading producers and distributors of hot and cold beverages helping to satisfy every consumer’s beverage need, anytime and anywhere.

Preferred locations would be in Frisco, Tx or Burlington, MA.

Position Responsibilities

  • Delivers hands-on, interactive training in Lean and Six Sigma concepts focusing on problem solving, Kaizen facilitation, project management, and statistical tools and concepts

  • Coaches and develops Yellow Belts and Green Belts to successfully execute projects

  • Supports the development of a project pipeline by working with senior leaders across the organization to identify, prioritize and scope potential projects

  • Manages the execution of project portfolios, including control metric tracking and financial reporting up to senior leadership

  • Evaluates gaps in the training program to improve program effectiveness

  • Works with training locations to coordinate schedules and logistics

  • Supports other Kaizen and project activities as necessary

  • Will travel within North America (approximately 50% travel)

    Performance Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Facilitation

  • Building a Successful Team

  • Adaptability

  • Coaching

  • Value Identification

  • Innovation

  • Communication

  • Tenacity

  • Forming Partnerships

Total Rewards

  • Salary Range: $91,300-$167,790

  • Actual placement within the compensation range may vary depending on experience, skills, and other factors

  • Benefits, subject to election and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid Time Off (including paid parental leave, vacation, and sick time), 401k with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and Mileage Reimbursement

  • Annual bonus based on performance and eligibility


  • 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 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.