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HR Director DACH

Job Name

HR Director DACH






Human Resources

Reporting Line:

Reports to: Managing Director: DACH

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Malaika Haynes

About the role


You will help deliver innovative regional and country led people strategies that fearlessly propel the people agenda across the DACH cluster (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) 

You will be a collaborative business partner to the Managing Director DACH and Executive team, understanding the needs of the business and building capability to achieve the levels of growth we aspire to.


You are an authentic, approachable and inclusive person who acts with purpose and a Global mindset. You have an understanding of Commercial drivers and the capability to inspire people to deliver growth and transformational change while always doing the right thing. 

You have a strong track record in spotting, hiring and growing talent and building strong diverse teams

For more information about Bacardi, please have a look at our website


Develop and deliver the people agenda from Regional strategy to country and country level execution
Be an instrumental business partner to the DACH Managing Director and Executive team, understanding the inner workings and needs of the business in order to seamlessly execute Regional and Global people strategies
Provide authentic and inclusive leadership. Be an open executive coach and mentor, to further support the growth, history, culture, and heritage of the company
Ensure brilliant execution of the people strategy and make sure the talent development strategy meets business needs, creating an effective and efficient environment, fostered by people who feel strongly engaged in the values, culture, and aspirations of Bacardi.  
Ensure the recruitment, engagement, and development of top talent across DACH
Encourage strong values-based performance culture through rigorous performance management and incentives
As a member of the leadership team, participate in driving a shared vision and a common sense of purpose across the team, functioning as a true business partner who understands all aspects of the business, not just the People strategy. 
Your championing of the matrix structure within the Country will enable collaborative and cohesive decision making
Support and lead all people related programs across DACH, helping to foster success and a winning culture 

Skills and Experience

The capability to quickly grow into an HR Leadership position
Broad HR generalist experience with a focus on organisational change and talent management
Experience of negotiating and working with Works Councils
Experience in building and delivering effective people strategies
Inspiring and inclusive people leader with drive to continuously improve and develop capabilities within the organisation
Experience managing and influencing direct reports and within a matrix organization
Understand and work collaboratively with business leaders to enable outstanding results
Fluent in spoken and written German and English 
Strong negotiation skills and analytical skills
Excellent skills in building engagement and coaching 
Experience in multiple areas of Human Resources preferred

Global agile mindset with a Fearless, Founders and Family mentality
Proactive and hands on person with a collaborative and can-do approach
Creative in looking for new innovative solutions
Passionate and motivated to drive for results  
Ability to work under pressure and deal with ambiguity 

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.