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Keurig Dr Pepper Manager, HR Business Partner in Northlake, Illinois

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 in Northlake, IL? If you’re ready, here’s more about the job!

As a Manager, HR Business Partner, you will assist in the development of organizational planning, utilizing a deep understanding of the business needs. You will take a consultative approach to engaging with managers on business and people issues, and you’ll provide HR project leadership in the development of policy revisions and/or other employee related programs. You will consult with managers on all aspects of leadership and employee/labor relations, helping us to build a best-in-class culture. You will lead projects and track project goals and tasks, report on progress, make recommendations and help with implementation. You will ensure consistent and equitable application of organizational policies and procedures across a functional area or location. You will lead and execute on talent initiatives and act as a change agent to enable the growth & development of our people.

Your Responsibilities will include

  • Act as the primary and highly visible business partner to help build effective teams and to achieve business goals.

  • Manage and develop HR team members to become future HR leaders and to achieve regional team goals and objectives together.

  • Build deep relationships with all stakeholders, including labor unions where applicable, by learning the business operations and their interests to help drive business and team performance.

  • Display intellectual curiosity and an analytical mindset with a focus on solutions.

  • Influence business leaders and position KDP to attract and retain talent through training & development and reward strategies.

  • Leverage COEs for leadership development, strategy and people analytics and recruiting to help attract, engage and retain great talent.

  • Identify root causes and conduct relevant data analysis in order to propose both short-term and long-term interventions and solutions.

  • Improve and apply HR processes, policies and standards meeting local and federal employment laws

  • Think independently, investigate and resolve labor relations and employee issues, partnering with labor and legal teams, where necessary.

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

  • Implement HR initiatives in to support all the above.

  • Travel required

    Relocation eligible for non-local candidates


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, related field, or professional experience equivalent; Master's Degree preferred

  • A minimum of 8 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.