HR Manager in Woodbridge Township, NJ at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 8/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The successful HR Manager will provide leadership and HR functional expertise to assigned business units and to drive the Keurig Dr Pepper people strategy.  This person will be responsible for influencing senior leaders (RVP and Directors) in effectively supporting behavior change within 2 client groups. 

The person in this role will possess strong organizational abilities; keen attention to detail; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a very dynamic and often unpredictable environment; demonstrate high levels of executive confidentiality; be able to effectively lead change projects (including those with large scale/scope) and have strong project management skills.

The ideal candidate will bring 5 or more years of HR management experience, supporting both exempt and non-exempt employee groups, within a very rapidly changing environment. They will have the ability to gain the confidence of and influence senior leaders within the organization. They will have a developed competency around navigating HR analytics, and creating fact based presentations, with the intention to affect change. While strategic in nature and level of interaction, this role will also be responsible for some tactical responsibilities, for example extracting data and performing ad hoc reporting and managing employee relations issues.

Regional team supports approximately 600 represented and non-union employees across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, NE Ohio, Metro NY/NJ area. 

Travel: Approximately 25-50%


  • Key partner for business unit leaders by ensuring the business has the most effective people organization to deliver the business strategy.
  • Implement and apply HR processes, policies and standards in a way that fits the local legislative and cultural environment. 
  • Recommend and champion change to policy and procedures where necessary.
  • Partner with department leaders to improve and offer performance development advice and consultation, career development progression solutions, and build reward strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Compensation, Benefits, HR Business Partners, Coaching & Capability and recruiting teams to ensure the business attracts, motivates, develops and retains great talent through effective Recruiting, Talent Development, Employee Engagement and Performance Management.
  • Diagnose employee concerns and collective relationships between the business and its people; ensure relationships are healthy, open and collaborative through appropriate communication strategies and management behavior. 
  • Independently investigates employee issues and brings to resolution.
  • Champion and influence the development of high performing teams and build a positive business culture.
  • Fluent in the organizational concepts and dynamics of change - understand how organizational capability can deliver business strategy growth agenda.
  • Acts as a coach and source of advice on performance and development issues - intervening where necessary to improve management and team effectiveness.
  • Implement business unit initiatives in the areas such as organization development, reward, and talent management to support all of the above.

Behavioral Competencies

Thought Leadership:

  • Partner with business leaders to provide relevant people solutions to business challenges
  • Demonstrate courage through candid conversations and constructive contention
  • Contribute insight to strategic planning and decision-making processes

Business Knowledge:

  • Understand commercial landscape & operating dynamics - know how we create value
  • Comprehend various management tools (e.g. P&L, scorecards, etc.)
  • Understand various route(s)-to-market and customer agreements

Talent Champion:

  • Challenge and support leadership to realize full talent potential of employees
  • Create and execute meaningful professional development plans
  • Build bench strength for future - identify appropriate roles based on talent fit

Human Resources Proficiency:

  • Command a working knowledge of latest HR practices & processes
  • Pragmatic management of employee relations & compliance matters
  • Demonstrate ability to provide insights & applicability on HR best practices

Analytical Rigor & Problem Solving:

  • Differentiate root cause from symptoms to drive issue resolution activities
  • Develop working hypotheses based on situational knowledge
  • Perform necessary data collection & analytical assessments

Leader As Coach:

  • Provides candid feedback about performance, development needs and progress
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and environmental awareness
  • Establishes measurable development plans & monitors achievement and growth of talent


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution preferred
  • 5 years of experience in human resources
  • Experience with labor relations/union environment 



Company Overview & EEO Statement

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. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.