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Keurig Dr Pepper Engineering Program Manager in Sumner, Washington

Job Overview

Join our exciting team at Keurig Dr Pepper – a leading producer and distributor of hot and cold beverages to satisfy every consumer need, anytime and anywhere.

We offer flexible scheduling, remote work opportunities, excellent work/life balance, as well as a huge opportunity for self-driven growth!

This role will have travel responsibilities in the North East. Remote candidates from MA, VT or TN required.

As part of our Manufacturing Engineering Project Management Office (PMO) team, the primary function of this Engineering Program Manager position will be to drive the development and execution of the corporate manufacturing engineering strategy involving capital projects for the manufacturing sites. This position will build and manage relationships of internal and external resources in to effectively implement project initiatives that drive productivity results, optimize value, and promote growth. This role interacts with individuals from Strategy, Engineering, Commercial, Beverage Initiatives, and other key Business Units within the Supply Chain. This role will also work directly with the manufacturing sites to develop, modify, and implement plans for capacity and program initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Business Administration, Supply Chain. This individual will also have experience in developing and executing capital projects in a manufacturing environment. A candidate with Food and Beverage or CPG (Consumer Package Goods) and plant production line experience is considered a plus. Knowledge of high-speed filling, packaging technologies are ideal areas of expertise. PMP Certified, familiarity with the agile operating model and lean methodologies, and knowledge of key standard work processes are also essential qualities.

Join our flexible team at Keurig Dr Pepper and make a difference by being a part of the safest, most sustainable, agile, and productive value chain in the beverage industry!

Responsibilities –

  • Lead capital project design, development, and execution from concept through closure while ensuring vertical startups.

  • Define performance criteria, develop timelines, estimate capital budgets, and manage spend.

  • Make methodical fact-based decisions derived from data which are critical to the success of each project.

  • Identify, develop, and execute cost savings programs to support business productivity metrics.

  • Drive lean and standard work principles to ensure early equipment management and vertical startups.

  • Build strategic relationships with internal customers and external equipment suppliers to ensure continued alignment and success - before, during, and post project implementations.

  • Provide strong communication skills in diverse environments with multiple stakeholders.

  • Participate in product backlog development and refinement to drive optimal value for the manufacturing engineering portfolio.

    Travel –

    This individual will travel primarily to U.S. operations and possibly internationally for equipment FAT’s - up to 50% of the time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Supply Chain, Business Administration

  • 7+ years of capital engineering project-based experience.

  • PMP certified or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months.

  • Knowledge of the Agile Operating Model; Safe certified is a plus.

  • Experience with technologies including CSD, Juices and Teas, Aseptic, manufacturing equipment including Fillers, Cappers, Conveyance, Packers, Palletizers, Control Systems, RO, and Batch/CIP systems.

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it!

Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale . Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us?

We strive to be an  employer of choice ( , providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of 28,000 employees to grow and develop. 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 is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.