Director, Employee Inclusion & Diversity in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 5/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Director, Employee Inclusion and Diversity is responsible for delivering on Keurig Dr Pepper’s (KDP) employee inclusion and diversity vision and strategy. This role is instrumental in cultivating a high performance, results-oriented, collaborative, and nimble culture where every team member contributes and thrives. This role requires a ‘builder’ and a transformative and influential leader with a proven track record of making inclusion, diversity, talent, and culture a differentiator. With a track record of successfully driving cultural change within an organization, you will help bring this vision to life with expanded programs and widespread understanding of the importance of building an inclusive environment.

We know companies deliver better results and have more engaged teams when employee inclusion and diversity are championed and part of the fabric of the culture. This role is integral to our commitment to advance employee inclusion and diversity within our workplace and to ensure our workplace is representative of the communities and consumers we serve. This role will keep us focused on building and nurturing a culture that fosters acceptance, respect and teamwork regardless of differences, a culture where people feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work and feel know their voice is both heard and valued. 

What you will do

  • Deliver the employee inclusion and diversity strategy: refine and deliver a short and long-term employee inclusion and diversity roadmap that positively affects the KDP culture, team, and employee experience in support of the company’s strategic business goals. This includes things like re-chartering and re-launching employee resource groups (ERGs), embedding changes into the full cycle of talent processes, providing perspective on the refinement of employee programs and policies, and leading a cross-functional team to clearly articulate our vision in this important area.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization using influential leadership: energize and engage cross-functional and matrixed teams to achieve our vision, demonstrating a high-level of emotional intelligence, openness to change, and the willingness to merge ideas to bring forward the best solutions.
  • Provide expertise and thought leadership: partner with leaders and teams serving as an internal center of expertise in employee inclusion and diversity.
  • Tell the story of the impact of our efforts: partner with our people analytics team to build and share a data-driven understanding of our current state, benchmark to industry, and to tell the story of the impact of our actions going forward through data and stories.  


What you must have


  • Experience: Our ideal candidate possesses 10+ years of experience in leading employee inclusion and diversity initiatives. S/he has a proven track record as a results-oriented business leader who consistently demonstrates learning agility, ambition, emotional intelligence, and business acumen.
  • Drive: Develop and drive the achievement of strategic, foundational, and innovative employee inclusion and diversity ideas. Ability to manage complex projects and partner with cross-functional teams to deliver results on-time and on-budget in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Leadership: Lead cross-functional and matrixed teams, realize new opportunities, and succeed against aggressive goals.
  • Influence: Define and present innovative ideas to the executive team and get buy-in to support your big ideas. Strong communication (written, verbal and interpersonal) skills. Confident and articulate, with strong executive presence.
  • Results-oriented: Drive to exceed goals, execute consistently, and deliver outstanding results.
  • Subject matter expert: Externally established and internally connected as a go to person for employee inclusion and diversity best practices and insights.
  • Data-driven: Uses employee and behavioral data and analytics to inform decisions, plans and actions. Ability to analyze trends, data, and leverage organization statistics and performance to influence strategy and roadmap.
  • Agile: Courageous and self-aware leader who inspires others. Able to operate effectively in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Curious: Lifelong learner who continuously explores new concepts and ideas and how they might apply to the employee inclusion and diversity agenda.
  • Passion: Demonstrate a passion for the employee experience, culture, mission, and vision. Enlist others to care about talent and culture and how it can be leveraged to improve the employee experience and drive business results.
  • Innovative: Ability to understand and translate complex business challenges and requirements into innovative talent solutions. Pragmatic problem-solver. Solution oriented.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field; MBA or other advanced human resources or business learning or coursework preferred.

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.