Pepsi Selects TCG for Director of HR Search

COLUMBUS, OH – G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Human Resources search. Managing Director, Erin Merker, Recruiting Manager, Sally Sweeney and Operations Manager, Matt Duda will be leading the search.

G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers is the largest family-owned and operated Pepsi franchise bottler, employing more than 1,600 people at 13 locations in Ohio and Kentucky, including production facilities in Lexington and Winchester, Kentucky, and in Columbus and Portsmouth, Ohio. As a market leader, they work together to produce, bottle, sell, distribute, and market the full line of Pepsi-Cola products. Some of their 470+ beverage refreshment portfolio options include 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.

The Director of Human Resources will partner with the business and functional HR organizations to drive the people strategy and all issues related to organizational design, talent management, performance management, and workforce planning. They will lead and support the HR Business Partner teams, business leaders and field management teams regarding all employee and labor relations matters, including the negotiation, administration, interpretation of the company’s collective bargaining agreements to ensure the company maintains effective and aligned employee relations across all locations. The Director of Human Resources is a member of the Leadership Team and will participate in meetings and represent HR in that capacity to the business.

“We are excited to announce we have recently launched an HR Director role for one of the most iconic brands out there,” says Managing Director, Erin Merker. “This role will support all field locations for one of Pepsi’s largest bottling distributers.”

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search Firms. They have created a highly specialized organization, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, that utilize proprietary, scientific, and industry-leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, 92% of all TCG searches are filled in the first two slates of candidates! With a client list that includes some of the world’s most respected companies across all industries and verticals, they are frequently asked, “What makes TCG so different and successful?”

“Our Technology, Systems, Tools, Processes, and HR Experienced Team provide a most precise and highly efficient service delivery model,” responds TCG founder & CEO, Tom Christopher. TCG conducts targeted searches of high performing/passive candidates, sourced from client requested companies/industries, all while completing extensive assessments and vetting to ensure an optimal fit.  From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG client and candidate will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, scientific, and stress-eliminating executive search services to ensure the very best search experience.  In an industry-leading move, TCG backs all their work with full performance guarantees, in writing!