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Vice President of People

Bessemer, AL

Milo’s Tea Company is one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the US. Our culture and operations are built on the belief that we can make a difference in the world. That’s why we put People First and strive to continually reduce our environmental impact on the planet.

We leverage our world class operations and decades-long distribution partnerships to grow the footprint of our core products and create new, innovative beverage products.

  • We are the #1 and fastest growing brand in the Refrigerated Tea Category in the nation. 
  • Our core mission is that we put people and the planet first and by doing this, it will be good for our business. 
  • We are committed to unlocking the personal genius of every associate and have a strong focus on growth and learning. 
  • Our Company is women-led and strongly committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. 
  • We are committed to annual charitable giving by delivering upon our 1% profit pledge. 
  • We are Platinum Certified in Zero Waste Manufacturing; recycling, reducing, and reusing 95% of waste at our facilities. 

By being a part of the Milo’s TEAm, you’ll get to collaborate with a group of passionate and high-performing people, where everyone feels empowered to do their best work and feels good about the work they’re doing.

And as a "People First" company, Milo’s is committed to the success and well-being of our associates, customers, and fans, no matter their gender, race, or creed. Some of the great things offered that reflect our commitment include:

  •  Competitive salary with bonus opportunities for various roles 
  •  100% paid medical insurance for our associates and their families 
  •  Free Mental Health, Financial Wellness, and Legal Counseling benefits 
  •  401K with a company match 
  •  Company-paid Life Insurance 
  •  Robust Wellness Program
  •  Tuition reimbursement assistance 
  •  Continuous learning opportunities through various platforms and resources 
  •  Paid parental leave benefit 
  •  Care Relief Fund to help Associates in need 
  •  Associate Assistance Program 
  •  Paid volunteer time


This is a senior leadership role that will lead and manage People Operations, Total Rewards, and People Information Systems. It will help deliver vision, strategy, development and execution of People team programs that support our People First Culture. 


This position will be located in Birmingham, AL and candidate must live in the metro Birmingham area. 


  • Serve as a key advisor to the Leader of People and act as a valued contributor to the People Leadership Team. 
  • Oversee People Operations, Total Rewards, and People Information Systems functions. 
  • Assess emergent trends in people administration to proactively implement initiatives that fulfill current and future demands of the business. 
  • In collaboration with Leader of People, navigate people risk mitigation strategy through compliance initiatives, administration of employee relations, and construction of policies and procedures. 
  • Recommend compensation and total rewards plans that support People Pillars to attract and retain remarkable talent. 
  • Develop continuous improvement strategies that improve People outcomes and metrics. 
  • Partner with leadership to support a world class hybrid/on premise work environment utilizing strategic and innovative people and talent solutions. 
  • Lead the continuous evaluation and evolution of People Information Systems. 
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and federal, state and local employment requirements and ensures compliance, consults with legal counsel as appropriate. 
  • Work with the Leader of People to continuously improve corporate efficiency and effectiveness; drive growth and savings; and cultivate a departmental and corporate culture focused on company and team values. 
  • Exemplify trust and culture building leadership, building deep trust with through honest and transparent communication and leadership. 
  • Manage and coach team to success on strategy, tactics and culture consistent with Milo’s strategic systems and culture of People First, HAT and Authentic Leadership. 
  • Foster a culture of high performance, accountability, and continuous learning. 
  • Upholds and demonstrates leadership in all Corporate Responsibility programming including recycling, social advocacy and MMAD volunteering opportunities. 
  • This position has Food Safety Responsibilities. 


  • Growth Forecasting  
  • Strategic Planning
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Mediation  
  • Communication  
  • Compliance   
  • Coaching and Developing Others  
  • Data and Assessment   


  • BS/BA required  
  • MBA or Advanced Executive degree or certification from accredited institution (preferred) 
  • 15 or more years of proven success  
  • Strong industry knowledge 

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