HR Plant Manager

Website Tropicana Brands Group

About Tropicana Brands Group:

The launch of Tropicana Brands Group represents an exciting fusion of some of the world’s most beloved and up-and-coming brands in the juice category, including Tropicana, Naked, KeVita, Izze, Dole, Copella and Punica. Established in 2022 as a joint venture between PAI Partners and PepsiCo, our new company blends the best of two worlds: one steeped in industry-leading expertise and the heritage of prestige juice brands, and another rooted in a true entrepreneurial, agile mindset.

With a global footprint of more than 2,000 associates that spans North America and Europe, we are proud of our industry-leading capabilities in areas that include innovation, R&D, manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, and nutrition expertise.

The company’s focused on the vision to quench the world’s thirst for more delight and nourishment, while continuing to build upon the many important diversity, sustainability, local community, and philanthropic activities that our people and brands have historically supported.

Key Responsibilities: 

Tropicana Brands Group is looking for a highly qualified Human Resources Manager to support 1000+ employees at the plants in Bradenton, FL and Fort Pierce, FL.

The HR Manager is responsible for overall leadership of the human resources function in support of all operations and support functions within the facility. This includes driving the Strategic HR Plan at the operational level and defining and implementing strategic initiatives to ensure our continued success. Will establish solid business partnerships and drive functional excellence in all key HR processes.

  • Strategically lead and fully execute key HR initiatives that support Tropicana Brands Group vision
  • You will guide leaders and frontline employees regarding company policies, values, HR program administration (benefits, pay and salary) and interpretation to ensure policies and procedures are executed consistently across the site
  • You will be responsible for diagnosing organization issues, developing solutions and implementing action plan
  • Ensure activities are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations
  • Partner with leadership teams on performance management to develop pipeline and succession plans
  • Design and execute staffing strategies for exempt/non-exempt hiring needs (including campus recruiting). Partner with local teams to ensure ongoing outreach activities.
  • Develop and execute site/region-level strategies to improve Organizational Health and culture
  • Lead and participate in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives

What will make you successful?

  • Understanding and experience with most or all of the core aspects of Human Resource Management (employee relations, staffing, labor relations, performance management, leadership development, coaching and training)
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items
  • Powerful and confident communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to understand the business operations from both a strategic and tactical perspective
  • Previous talent management and organizational planning experience
  • Demonstrable ability to influence decision-making with leaders and business partners
  • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
  • Solid expertise in developing solutions based upon facts/data analytics
  • Consultative style and approach with ability to develop credible relationships with business partners


Basic (Required) Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Human Resources
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a manufacturing or distribution environment.
  • Experience supporting front-line employees and field-based client groups in a manufacturing or distribution center environment.
  • 2+ years of experience supporting HR in a unionized manufacturing or distribution environment.
  • Preference for Labor Relations experience (Grievance Management, Arbitrations, and Contract Negotiations)

This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States

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