Posted by: James Brophy
Harvest Hill has retained GattiHR for their Vice President, Human Resources, North America search, located in Stamford, CT. John Todd will lead this search.
Harvest Hill, based in Stamford, CT, was formed by Brynwood Partners in July 2014 to acquire the iconic Juicy Juice brand from Nestlé USA, Inc. Juicy Juice is the largest 100% juice brand in the U.S. focused on the kid’s segment. The company markets Juicy Juice products in single-serve and multi-serve formats to the retail and foodservice channels. In March 2015, Harvest Hill acquired American Beverage Corporation (“ABC”) from Wessanen, a publicly traded food and beverage company based in Holland. With the ABC acquisition, the company added the Little HUG juice brand and Daily’s Cocktails brand. ABC’s brands are distributed to a blue-chip customer base that includes leading grocery retailers, wholesalers, supercenters and foodservice distributors. In October 2016, Harvest Hill acquired Faribault Foods, Inc.’s juice pouch manufacturing facility in Elk River, MN and other selected assets. Most recently, in December 2016, the company acquired the Nutrament energy drink brand from Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc. Brynwood VII acquired Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (“Sunny Delight”) from a private equity firm in February 2016 and, in May 2017, merged it into Harvest Hill. The 55-year-old SunnyD brand is a leading chilled juice drink in the U.S. In addition to the SunnyD brand, the company markets the Fruit2O, Veryfine, Big Burst, and Guzzler beverage brands. Sunny Delight’s products are widely distributed through leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Harvest Hill, which currently operates seven manufacturing facilities strategically located across the U.S., intends to continue to grow its branded, private label and co-manufacturing businesses both organically and through strategic add-on acquisitions.
Reporting directly to the CEO of Harvest Hill Beverages with a dotted line reporting to the CHRO for Brynwood Partners, the Vice President of Human Resources will lead the day-to-day needs of the Human Resources department in support of business objectives. The role is responsible for managing HR employees across multiple sites, with ultimate responsibility for managing functional workload and external vendor relationships involving benefits administration, payroll, regulatory compliance, recruitment, etc.
The ideal candidate is one who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, is resourceful, hands on, and is focused on the details.
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