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Keurig Dr Pepper HR Business Partner in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Overview

Are you ready to join a growing, dynamic company? Keurig Dr Pepper is a modern beverage company, with more than 125 brands people know and love. We challenge the usual and always push beyond the expected. We are building a culture that is our competitive advantage – one that is growth focused, change resilient, collaborative, innovative, nimble, diverse and inclusive.

Are you ready to do impactful work? You’ll coach and mentor leaders. You’ll create and implement ambitious people strategies. You’ll play an important leadership role in our diversity & inclusion efforts. You’ll work collaboratively with business partners and Centers of Excellence to deliver solutions that propel the business forward.

Are you ready to grow? Here’s what will make you successful at KDP! We love passionate, courageous HR leaders who work with agility and are excited by new challenges. You’ll need consulting and influencing skills, a team-first, entrepreneurial spirit, business insight and analytical capability, and a heart for supporting the needs of our employees.

Will you be the next member of our talented team? If you’re ready, here’s more about the job!

This position can be based in either of our facilities in St Paul, MN or Des Moines, IA.

As an HR Business Partner, you will work with managers and employees to address issues and concerns where judgment is required. You will interpret and enforce company policies and provide coaching to managers on all aspects of leadership and employee/labor relations. You will help to define the organization's talent needs, including organization structure and staffing. As a key culture leader in the organization, you will also counsel employees on work-related challenges and provide guidance to managers with respect to implementing Human Resources programs for a function or location. You will also act as a change agent to enable the growth & development of our people

Your Responsibilities will include

  • Coach and develop business partners in the areas of performance management and talent development, among others

  • Assist with the development and facilitation of various training initiatives predicated on business needs and corporate goals

  • Manage daily employee and labor relations and perform initial investigations of employee complaints and alleged policy violations, escalating where necessary

  • Partner with HR Compliance Team to implement and monitor HR compliance with KDP policy, HR systems, and applicable federal/state law (including but not limited to 1-9s, personnel files, Worker’s Compensation, EEO, ADA, FMLA) and collective bargaining agreements

  • Partner with our Talent Acquisition team to track and report on open positions and help manage the position requisition process for internal transfers to ensure accuracy of postings and facilitate internal movement

  • Research and respond to initial unemployment requests for data as well as scheduling and notifying participants of upcoming hearings

  • Apply analytical skills to collect and synthesize data, tell the story and formulate recommendations based on data trends and insights

  • Develop basic communication materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, termination letters, and other employment-related correspondence)

  • Travel required


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, related field or professional experience equivalent

  • A minimum of 4-6 years of progressive experience in HR roles within fast-paced and matrix organizations

  • Experience with collective bargaining, negotiations, and consultations with labor unions

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)

    Successful candidates will also demonstrate these additional qualifications

  • Proven ability to understand business goals and then design & implement new approaches, policies and procedures to affect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of the HR function within the company

  • Proven bias for action as evidenced through proactive, innovative and value-creating solution implementation

  • Proven ability to navigate ambiguity within a complex, dynamic and rapidly changing business environment

  • Proven ability to seamlessly transition between strategic thinking and tactical execution

  • Proven ability to prioritize the most impactful work amidst multiple competing priorities

  • Success in creating & driving effective and positive employee and labor relations for large populations of hourly employees in a distribution and / or manufacturing environment

  • Success in leading and managing projects, some of which may be large-scale, cross-functional, and require strong stakeholder management and alignment


Company Overview

Our offer

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. The breadth and depth of our family of brands makes it possible for us to offer a variety of dynamic and exciting career opportunities across the country. We provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Come on our journey to Elevate HR and grow your career with us!

Relocation eligible for non-local candidates

Who we are

Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America, 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.

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