Senior Manager Benefits - Health and Wellness in Burlington, MA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 2/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to design, manage and implement health, welfare and wellness benefit programs that are aligned with Keurig Dr Pepper's business strategy and population health goals (union and non-union). Provide thought leadership around the strategic direction and design of these programs as well as drive changes necessary to move towards best practices, improve processes, and effectively engage all stakeholders, including business leaders, employees, unions and suppliers. This position works to ensure that programs enable Keurig Dr Pepper to attract and retain a talented diverse workforce.

**Please note, this position requires experience working with union and non-union employee bases.**


  • Lead a small team in the design and implementation of Keurig Dr Pepper’s strategies for employee health and welfare benefit programs, designed to improve employee engagement and manage costs more effectively
  • Support the Labor Relations team by providing strategy and guidance before, during and after negotiations; Act a liaison between the Corporate Benefits, Administration and Labor Relations teams
  • Project management ownership accountability, including adhering to timelines, coordinating with other teams including the HR operations, payroll and HR technology teams, and ensuring a successful project implementation outcome
  • Identify and deploy targeted wellness programs that align with Keurig Dr Pepper's goals related to improving population health; Design and implement a wellness strategy that creates value among employees, influences overall health, and drives reduced long-term healthcare costs
  • Oversee performance and maintain relationships with various third party administrators to ensure compliance with all policies, service level agreements, laws and regulations and to ensure excellent customer service for all Keurig Dr Pepper participants
  • Be the subject matter expert of respective area for the Company
  • Prepare and present recommendations to human resources and other leaders, including unions, related to new offerings and changes to existing programs
  • Partner with finance and analytics team to develop metrics necessary to measure success of initiatives and to inform current performance
  • Monitor trends and advise management (and unions as requested) as to impact on Keurig Dr Pepper's benefit programs and resources
  • Lead a small team of benefits professionals for the company
  • Establish priorities and oversee workflow of the team
  • Coach and develop individual team members to foster growth and learning



  • Experience working with unionized employees as well as close partnership with labor relations teams
  • Expertise in subject matter related to employee benefit programs
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in strategy development and effective execution of programs to deliver business results
  • Record of success in developing solutions in health and welfare and wellness arenas
  • Experience in a complex, corporate and field environments
  • Experience creating and leading teams, motivating, coaching and developing high performers
    • Flexibility and ability to reprioritize deliverables as needed
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and work cross-functionally to support team on projects as needed
    • Ability to handle confidential colleague information with discretion and good judgment.
    • SAP/Workday HCM a plus
  • Knowledge of FMLA, ADA, COBRA, ERISA, ACA, HIPAA
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, HR, health policy, or a related field preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in leading major enterprise-wide health and welfare benefit program
  • Professional benefits certification such as Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Masters in related area of study also preferred
  • Typical travel is up to 25%, must be flexible with requirement



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.