Human Resources Director

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Posted: December 07, 2016
  • Reference ID: 108518BR
We are PepsiCo, one of the most iconic and recognized consumer brands around the globe! With net revenues of over $65 billion and almost 300,000 employees worldwide, PepsiCo's approach at work is full force - never settling for second best.

PepsiCo is known for raising the bar with each new endeavor. We are not just committed to winning as individuals, but winning as a team. We Perform With Purpose. Because of that commitment, our HR function is an essential piece of our strategic vision. That means PepsiCo is equally committed to helping people lead healthier lives AND providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees to grow personally and professionally.

Come take a seat at the table and help contribute to the innovation and unparalleled success of PepsiCo!

The Human Resources Director will lead the HR function and strategy for three markets across Missouri and Kansas and play a key role in developing and driving a talent agenda that aligns with the team's business priorities. The HRD will partner with business leaders and teams to identify opportunities, develop solutions and strategies, and ensure results and impact. The HRD will also play the critical role of coach and advisor to senior business leaders regarding people and strategy. With a team of five direct reports, this team supports 1600 mostly unionized employees in 12 locations in three markets. These facilities are a mix of rural and urban but 80% of the role will focus on operating in a complex urban environment.

Key Objectives of the HR Director role include:
  • Ensure tie-in between business partners' key objectives and talent strategy
  • Identify and diagnose talent and organizational issues, and partner with business leaders to implement solutions
  • Lead process to identify high potential talent and ensure their continued development and advancement
  • Partner with executive leaders to ensure a solid succession plan is in place for all critical roles
  • Develop and lead training across multiple levels and topics
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to source and staff a diverse workforce, and ensure a positive on boarding experience
  • Serve as advisor and coach to business leaders and managers around people management and development
  • Lead employee investigations and ensure appropriate outcomes and follow-up
  • Assess culture and develop action plans to ensure a positive, engaging, and supportive workplace
  • Leverage centers of excellence to build tools and expertise across teams supported
  • 12 locations (3 M&W Plants)
  • Supports 2 Market Directors


Educational Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; major in Industrial/Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, psychology, or other related field preferred
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Labor Relations, or Human Resources Management preferred

Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 8 years of prior Human Resources Generalist and Leadership experience is preferred
  • Experience supporting front-line, field-based client groups is required; Practicing HR in a manufacturing or distribution center environment is preferred
Skills & Capabilities:
  • Understanding of, and some experience with, most or all of the core aspects of Human Resource Management (staffing; employee relations; performance management; leadership development; training)
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items
  • Previous talent management and succession planning experience preferred
  • Proven ability to influence decision making
  • Must possess executive presence
  • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
  • Strong expertise in developing solutions based upon facts/data analytics
  • Must possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships with business partners
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present their point of view in varied business situations
  • Strong MS Office Skills

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Limited Relocation

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