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HR Business Partner Benelux

Job Name

HR Business Partner Benelux






Human Resources

Reporting Line:

HR Director Benelux & Nordics

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Manfred Otten

About the role

What does a HR Business Partner do?

As HR Business Partner for the Benelux you will be part of the HR Benelux & Nordics team and report into the HR Director Benelux & Nordics. You will play a crucial role in the development and execution of the people agenda at the country level. You will be an instrumental HR business and sparring partner to the functional Managers and their teams. Understanding the inner workings and needs of the business in order to translate them into a People plan that aligns with regional & global strategies.

This key role covers a wide variety of HR topics as you will coordinate and execute key programs across a wide variety
of HR functions including talent & succession planning, training & development, recruitment & on-boarding, primo life
cycle, wellbeing etc.


You live and breathe Primo@Heart and you have a strong HR knowledge.

Your development mindset and drive for results & energy will provide you with the focus be successful.

Your strong talent development skills, learning, networking and interpersonal skills will be key to your success in this
role. Most importantly, you feel at home at Bacardi, advocating our brands and putting consumer at the heart.


  • Talent & Succession planning: Deliver against talent and succession management activities and kpi’s

  • Learning & development: building a strong calendar based on primo, team and Bacardi needs with the consumer at heart. Driving skills and capabilities connected to business needs.

  • Performance: Achieve HR priorities in alignment with annual objectives and quarterly priorities on performance cycle and Let’s Talk

  • Driving a strong “belonging calendar” focus on inclusion and diversity - making sure every primo feels they “belong”

  • Being the first point of contact for the primo and key stakeholders

  • Employee Engagement - Drive sustained improvement in engagement and enablement, as measured through the Employee

  • Engagement Survey (EES) and usage of internal communications tools.

  • Financial: Contributes to effective management of structure cost & HR budget

  • Brand /Company Image: Being employer of choice and ensure visibility and protection of the company & brand through HR practices

Skills and Experience

  • Master or Bachelor degree, preferably in Business, HR or Law

  • 3 - 5 years working experience in an HR (generalist) role

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization

  • Strong organizational abilities with attention to detail

  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion

  • Independent thinker, strong business & digital savvy, and judgment to make independent decisions

  • Strong analytic skills with ability to pull and synthesize data into meaningful summaries

  • Open-minded and innovative thinker with a strong believe in diversity and inclusion

  • Trilingual preference (NL, FR, ENG)

  • You are Pro-active, Goal-oriented and Passionate about delivering sustainable results and constantly seek to improve

  • You love the “consumer”. You easily build and maintain great relationships with (key) key stakeholders

  • You demonstrate Resilience and can help build this in others, through nurturing a strong ‘family’ culture with a true sense of Belonging

  • You demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and are fearless in looking for new ways to achieve better results

  • This role is varied, and a large percentage of your time will be spent interacting with the local team’s and key stake holders. As a result,you are expected to travelling within your markets, to stay connected to all stakeholders.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.