Community Relations Specialist in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

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Job Description

Job Overview:

This role is responsible for the development, management and execution of philanthropic/community relations activities and processes in support of KDP’s corporate responsibility goals and objectives. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations.


  • Manage all facets of our flagship philanthropic program Let’s Play, which includes managing nonprofit/agency partners, event planning and project management, communications, budgets and reporting.
  • Develop a process to manage, track and report in-kind donations (non-saleable/obsolescence) to key nonprofit partners.
  • Oversee and respond to charitable requests via our online charitable donation request system.
  • Provide support, as needed, to other projects and programs including our annual matching gifts campaign.
  • Work closely with key internal and external (e.g., branch manager, HR business partners, KDP customers and partners, etc.) stakeholders to ensure participation/support of our philanthropic activities.
  • Seek to improve the quality of our overall charitable giving program by introducing new ideas, continuously improving existing philanthropic activities and drawing on industry best practices.

In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that you have:

  • The ability to think outside of the box and be innovative to reach goals and help grow programs and/or improve processes.
  • Proven experience in project management and event planning.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, effectively managing multiple projects/programs simultaneously while still paying close attention to details and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal a skills with the ability to be influential at all levels across a large, geographically-diverse organization.
  • A “can-do” attitude who supports and motivates others, as well as acts on own initiative.
  • Good understanding of philanthropy/community relations-related trends and best practices.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience developing, organizing and executing large-scale initiatives, for a Fortune 500 company
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, nonprofit management or a related field preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Excel with the ability to manipulate data (e.g., create formulas and pivot tables, do V-lookups and concatenations, etc.).
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel for business as needed (10-15%).



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.