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Keurig Dr Pepper Senior Manager, Corporate Communications in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Overview

The Senior Manager, Corporate Communications is responsible for contributing to the strategic development, coordination and implementation of corporate communications initiatives at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). This role has the primary goal of elevating and protecting the leadership and reputation of the Company’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives, including developing and executing sustainability PR strategies that

promote awareness and engagement among our target stakeholders; engaging and activating both external and internal influencers and advocates for KDP’s CR commitments; leading public CR reporting initiatives; and supporting issues and crisis communications.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work with the Corporate Communications team in the strategic development, coordination and implementation of corporate responsibility communications programs at KDP with a goal of protecting and promoting the reputation of KDP across all external channels (paid/earned/owned/shared)

  • Lead collaboration with our Sustainability, Philanthropy, Community Relations and Government Affairs departments, including identifying initiatives and story ideas to leverage in external communications

  • Lead the development, drafting and publication of KDP’s annual CR report including messaging, design and working with key functions across the business to aggregate data and elevate our storytelling – ensuring compliance with disclosure requirements

  • Manage creation of communications materials, including messaging, Q&As, press releases, executive memos and other collateral, representing the corporate voice authentically

  • Support proactive and reactive media relations strategies for KDP’s corporate responsibility initiatives, including serving as a company spokesperson and training of spokespeople

  • Support corporate responsibility issues and crisis mitigation and management, including working with Consumer Care and Social Media teams to develop response strategies for escalated consumer situations

  • Partner with Corporate Communications in identifying opportunities to participate in CR awards, rankings and speaking opportunities

  • Analyze and identify industry trends, best practices and emerging risks impacting CR communications

  • Foster relationships with and provide day-to-day direction to external communications agencies and vendors

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Communications, Journalism or English degree preferred or equivalent required

  • 10+ years of public relations or communications experience – agency or in-house

  • Experience managing agencies and/or team members

  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution

  • Ensures integrated communications approach, considering all audiences and communications channels

  • Possesses clear ability to manage multiple projects at once while demonstrating strong composure and flexibility under tight deadlines

  • Team player, ability to build strong relations internally across functional areas and externally with vendors, suppliers, and other constituents

  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and ability to work independently

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

  • Commitment to company purpose and values

  • Ability to travel occasionally as required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Company Overview

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.

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