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Human Resources Manager

Tempe, Arizona Job ID 100218 Job Category Human Resources Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time

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 role will be based in our newly acquired sales and distribution facility in Tempe, AZ. This will be the first KDP-owned sales and distribution footprint in Arizona. KDP’s company-owned direct-store-delivery (DSD) operations will service 7.4 million consumers and approximately 4,500 retail outlets throughout the state. This exciting acquisition amplifies our national DSD capabilities and creates opportunities for enhanced scale and brand building in a fast-growing region for beverages, providing us more direct insight into the local consumer base and stronger retail collaboration.  

As a Human Resources Manager, 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 and the organization/function.

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

Ensure high performance results of your team:

  • Foster a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions
  • Drive a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent
  • Embrace diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures
  • Establish a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations

Total Rewards

  • 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 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

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. 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.


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