Keurig Dr Pepper Corporate Affairs Manager in Burlington, Massachusetts
Corporate Affairs Manager
Location: Burlington, Massachusetts
KDP’s Corporate Affairs function engages internal and external stakeholders to build KDP’s reputation and license to grow through transparency, partnerships, and positive impact. The Corporate Affairs Manager will work across the function with a focus on enhancing connections with our brands, building relationships with stakeholder groups, executing on proactive solutions to reputational issues, and managing external disclosures, including but not limited to those that are ESG-focused.
The manager will be a strong networker, able to build support and commitment at all levels across the business and be a partner to brand, and functional teams.
The ideal candidate will have a blend of experience and understanding in external affairs, issues management, stakeholder engagement, government relations, corporate ESG issues and/or cause marketing.
Ensure cross-collaboration between key ESG stakeholders (e.g., Audit, Finance, Legal) to assess disclosures, opportunities for improvement, and strategize a roadmap for future disclosures, both voluntary and mandatory
Manage the ESG Leadership Committee. This entails working with the finance and internal audit teams to identify disclosure gaps and ensure compliance with mandated ESG disclosure rules, as well as voluntary reputation-building disclosures.
Support the creation of proactive corporate affairs and issues management positions, strategies and processes, collaborating with SMEs and key KDP functions to address the priority reputational issues and opportunities for the company
Monitor the external landscape - identify and act on trends, opportunities and issues
Proactively assess landscape for impactful ESG rankings and disclosures, and collaborate with Corporate Communications on submissions
Provide strategic reputation management advice and support to business functions through comprehensive issues management
Partner with sales teams and brands on external activations, content and campaigns with a focus on those that build/grow KDP reputation and address KDP corporate priorities
Support and track customer required ESG reporting on behalf of the sales team
Build relationships with key stakeholder groups and find creative and effective ways to engage
Represent KDP in external industry and partnerships forums as needed
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.
6+ years’ experience in external affairs, corporate affairs, relationship management, government relations or corporate communications
Basic financial literacy preferred
Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred
Preference for experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
Understanding of the ESG stakeholders and disclosures landscape
Experience in managing and influencing corporate stakeholders
Excellent written and oral communication skills that balances creativity, accuracy and brevity
A strong networker who can build support and commitment from internal and external stakeholders
Comfortable working in cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams
Self-starter with ability for minimal oversight and bias for action
Up to 30% travel required
Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it!
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us?
We strive to be an employer of choice (https://careers.keurigdrpepper.com/) , providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of 28,000 employees to grow and develop. 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 is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
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