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HR Business Partner

G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. Columbus Full-Time
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Do you want to be an impact player? Our human resource business partners have a seat at the table and drive growth with our business leaders enabling our people to perform at their best.  We nurture our culture and we drive innovation through communication, collaboration, and education. Are you thirsty to serve and partner with an exceptional workforce that works hard, is passionate, and values people? Then now is the time to explore the career possibilities in human resources at G&J Pepsi.

HR Business Partners provide assistance and guidance to employees and management team within the G&J business: responsible for the goals and targets on HR service and partnership delivery to the supported internal business unit assigned; maintains a professional level working network to the HR subject matter experts in order to support their designated geographic locations. Focuses on maintaining a positive relationship with the business and other HR team members and contribute to G&J Pepsi as being the premier Employer of Choice.  


Partner with assigned business groups to understand key business challenges and organization needs and communicate and implement HR programs that support business goals and get results. Develop strong relationships with all business functions and determine Human Resources priorities consistent with strategic business objectives.

Provide management coaching to optimize employee engagement, team development, and organizational effectiveness

Analyze data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, engagement, and team member experience.

Coordinate full lifecycle of key talent development programs (goals management, performance management, and compensation  planning) for functional customer groups.

Maintains driver files for DOT drivers; enters data into HRIS database and analyzes records to ensure compliance with all drivers; resolves any compliance issues according to established company policy.  

Maintains Random Drug Testing program; submits quarterly selection report and schedules testing dates; verifies that all required testing is completed according to established standards. 

Partner with HR centers of excellence (Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Talent Development and Benefits) to ensure the assigned groups receive the necessary services, support, and communications from these centralized HR functions.

Advise leaders on organizational structures, job descriptions, compensation structures, and performance strategies to strengthen performance of assigned group.

Develop and implement solutions to maximize employee retention and engagement.

Manage complex employee relations issues and investigations as needed to resolve potential conflicts, violations of policy, or workplace issues. Provide counseling and support in dealing with employee relations issues and interpretation/application of employment policies and procedures

Serve as a change advocate for strategic initiatives and programs that influence lasting change.

Analyze exit reasons and turnover numbers and provide suggestions for reducing turnover.

Support overall  Human Resources in meeting goals as determined by the HR strategy.

Support and implement processes and practices that enhance workforce diversity and inclusion.

Ensure practices are in compliance with regulatory standards and policies,

Perform related duties as required.

Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, or related field strongly preferred. 


3-5 years of experience as an HR generalist preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Strong HR and business acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and initiative.

Proven ability to influence and partner with leadership and individual contributor levels of the organization to achieve results.

Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Ability and demonstrable skills to get results and lead change

Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Certifications &


PHR, SPHR strongly preferred  

G&J Pepsi provides benefits-eligible employees with a comprehensive benefits and perks package that goes well beyond the number you see in your paycheck. From sponsored medical and income protection coverage to a generous retirement plan and great entertainment and retail discounts, G&J believes in rewarding its hard-working employees for their contributions toward the company’s success.

Diversity has power. It’s an investment in our present and our future. That’s why we celebrate and respect the rich culture and differences of our employees, customers, business partners, and communities we serve.

At G&J Pepsi, employment decisions are made without regard to: race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Skills required

Business Development
Team Building
Strategic Planning
Business Plans
Business Operations
Relationship Building
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G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. is the largest family-owned and operated Pepsi franchise bottler, employing more than 1,600 people at 11 locations in Ohio and Kentucky, including production facilities in Lexington and Winchester, Kentucky, and in Columbus and Portsmouth, Ohio. G&J has distribution centers in Hamilton, Ripley, Hillsboro, Athens, Chillicothe, and Zanesville, Ohio and in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. As a market leader, we offer an extensive beverage refreshment portfolio including Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Pepsi Next, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Mug Root Beer, Dr Pepper, Crush, Tropicana Fruit Beverages, Amp and Rock Star energy products, Starbucks Frappuccino and iced beverages, Lipton Teas, Ocean Spray, Aquafina Water products, SoBe energy beverages, Gatorade and Muscle Milk products. We strive to maintain the highest quality products and services to our customers.

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