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HR Business Partner - Central America and Caribbean (CACEM)

Job Name

HR Business Partner - Central America and Caribbean (CACEM)






Human Resources

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Julimar Flores Infante

About the role

The HR Business Partner CACEM will provide HR advice, guidance and support to CACEM countries based teams. This key role covers a wide variety of HR topics as he or she coordinates and executes key programs across a wide variety of the HR generalist functions including compensation, training/development, relocation, recruitment, HRIS, and managing HR compliance needs.The individual also would provide some analytical support as needed as HR Business Partner.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Drive results and excellence in execution
  • Is an adviser for the CACEM countries -based employee group in people related and organizational matters
  • Coordinates the implementation of the Regional people agenda for the employee group, leveraging global HR initiatives and ensuring adaptation to needs
  • Interprets HR policies and facilitates the resolution of people-related conflicts and issues; ensures ongoing service excellence through timely issue resolution and execution
  • Maintains HRIS - WD across “employee group” and provides appropriate analysis and reporting to ensure effective insights are available
  • Oversees and administers execution of compensation and benefits programs (e.g., salary increases, bonus payments) in alignment with global policy/practice

Develop talent and capability
  • Delivers a robust and value-add recruitment (where appropriate), Becoming Bacardi on-boarding, integration & retention strategy for the employee group aligned to global, regional and hub strategy; recommends talent sourcing needs and salary modifications in order to ensure appropriate staffing levels to support business needs
  • Assists the HR Director LAC in key career development initiatives (e.g. coaching, evaluations / reviews, transfers, promotions, exits, etc. ) across the employee group
  • Supports and facilitates at times select employee training and development programs, providing tracking to ensure that employees have been impacted by the programs
  • Supports the identification and development of future leaders through succession planning and talent management activities
  • Works with the HR Director LAC to guide local business leaders in preparation for and facilitation of talent reviews and in the development of meaningful action plans
  • Maintains relevant role profiles to ensure clarity and consistency across the country including alignment to global principles

Create a winning team
  • Tracks and supports employee engagement and reinforces parameters of culture, enabling line leadership to deliver results with an engaged, motivated team
  • Ensures employee engagement through strong support of Employee Engagement Survey (EES) and informal ‘open-door’ approach
  • Ensures appropriate market knowledge on labour laws and practices and provides input to help ensure appropriate input on policies and procedures.  Oversees and engages in resolving employee relations issues as needed
  • Manages employee, regulatory and labour relations initiatives / actions
  • Cultivates an open-door policy for all employees, therefore continually supporting  compliance and integrity in business activities 

Ensure effective Systems & Processes
  • Maintain HRIS / WD for any internal employee changes including processing of internal moves, supervisor changes, title changes, employee personal data changes, etc.  .
  • Responsible for administering the employee exit process, including sending of exit surveys, coordination of communications to relevant departments, and updating the HRIS / WD.
  • Assists in providing reporting and analytics to support the organization.  May include talent management results/usage (Talent reviews, HR Dashboard, etc.), employee metrics (hires, turnover, etc.), and compensation (compa/ratios, ranges, etc.).  This list is not inclusive and ad-hoc projects and analytics needs will be added as needs occur.
  • Responding to employee questions to assist with basic HR needs.
  • Assist with maintenance of internal HR/employee Websites as needed. 

Measures of success

  • Performance: Achieve priorities in alignment with annual objectives and quarterly priorities
  • Customer: Achieve target customer satisfaction measures
  • Employee Engagement: Drive sustained improvement in engagement and enablement, as measured through the Employee Engagement Survey (EES) and usage of internal communications tools.
  • Talent: Deliver against talent management activities as measured via the Talent Scorecard or other key measures
  • Financial: Contributes to effective management of HR budget  
  • Brand /Company Image Protection: Ensure protection of the company and brand through solid HR practices

Critical experiences for success

To be successful in this role you will have/be:
  • University degree in Business Administration, HR or related business function
  • 5+ years in an analyst or coordinator type role, with experience in a Human Resources function
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with individuals at all levels in the organization
  • Strong organizational abilities with impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion
  • Financial or budget management skills a plus
  • Independent thinker,  strong business savvy and judgment to make independent decisions
  • Aptitude in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with ability to create professional presentations 
  • Strong analytic skills with ability to pull and synthesize data into meaningful summaries
  • Knowledge of Human Resource fundamentals a must

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.