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HR Specialist

Job Name

HR Specialist


United States of America


Miami, FL


Human Resources

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager, Human Resources Excellence

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Lucy Abreu

About the role

Your Opportunity

The HR Specialist is responsible for performing HR related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management in supporting designated client groups. This position manages the efficiency, effectiveness and maintenance of all applicable HRIS System (Workday) to support business needs. This role will provide ongoing support to the functions within the HR team.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:

Drive results & excellence in execution
  • Assist and support HR Function with HR information system-related transactions, prepare both routine and complex reports, including, but not limited to, headcount, KPIs, and talent reviews data.
  • Prepare and organize data validation for all internal HRIS and Payroll Systems
  • Develops and maintains actionable, proactive reports and metrics that offer strategic insight for HR and functional leaders for North America
  • Process transfers, promotions & terminations including but not limited to onboarding communications and development tools for managers
  • Execute offboarding HRIS procedures for all employees, included but not limited, to preparation of severance calculations, agreements, and compilation of Exit Interview data.
  • Create and maintain all primo records in accordance with approved procedures; manage compliance issues for headquarters offices.
  • May assist in the completion of Verification of Employment (VOE) requests and Unemployment claims as needed.
  • Partner with Legal function to review and maintain record retention activities according to policy. Including the management of electronic filing for personnel documentation.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Maintenance of ONE BACARDI and Primo Resources portals for HR policies and procedures with communications team.
  • Administers various human resource programs (Fleet Management, Service Awards, Dona Amalia, Reward & Recognition, etc...) plans, processes and procedures for assigned client groups.
  • Work closely with HR Operations Manager and Finance team to track structure cost budget and to ensure compliance for FY (fiscal year).
  • Maintains organizational charts for assigned client groups.
  • Participate in HR staff meetings and attends other required (cross-functional) meetings and seminars.
  • Provide on-going Benefits administrative support to include invoicing, coordination of annual open enrollment, data gathering for annual audits, assist in communication and rollout of annual wellness strategy and other ad hoc projects.
  • Perform other related duties or ad-hoc projects as required and assigned for the HR team.
  • Keeps current on knowledge regarding digital platforms and systems that help enhance the HR Excellence agenda relative to Primos, analysis, statistical data, and other primo related reports.



Ensure 100% data accuracy for employees records in Workday.


Ensure data audit, validation, payroll are responded within assigned timeline.


Ensure process efficiency and operational tasks are frequently evaluated with a continues improvement goal.

Customer Support

Ensure customer satisfaction is a top priority on all HR related objectives.


For this role, you will receive the following: A competitive base salary, annual bonus in line with our Annual Incentive Plan and competitive local market benefits. 




Reports to (Solid line): 

HR Operations Manager

Partner/ Matrix reporting to (dotted line):

VP, Human Resources North America

Number Supervised:



Your ability to operate and orchestrate seamlessly within the matrix will be critical for your success in this role and of the function. 


·       Convey information to: Various levels of management and all primos.

·       Adapt and Exchange (reach agreement with): Human Resources team; all functional areas.

·       Influence (affect change): Employees within assigned client groups

·       Negotiate with: Various levels of management and all primos.


·       Convey information to: Various business partners related to HR activity.

·       Adapt and Exchange (reach agreement with): Various business partners related to HR activity.

·       Influence (affect change): Various business partners related to HR activity.

·       Negotiate with: Various business partners related to HR activity.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have/be:
  • Working knowledge of HR functions (including employment policies and practices, staffing, reporting tools, compensation & benefits, employee relations).
  • Basic foundational knowledge of applicable US laws on employment practices.
  • HR experience in a fast paced, customer focused environment.
  • Builds strong partnerships to foster trust and accountability with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and support leaders and employees within the assigned client group(s).
  • Ability to prepare and deliver appropriate presentations to HR Management or Senior Management, as needed.
  • Solid foundation for planning and organizing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment; resilient and flexible to work with diverse employee population.
  • Resilient, flexible, and focused on solid execution.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality including ability to work under pressure and with accuracy regarding highly sensitive organizational information,
  • Ability to communicate, guide and educate all levels of leaders and employees with confidence.
  • Excellent computer skills to include MS Office, database management and Outlook.
Work experience requirements
  • 1-3 years’ experience in Human Resources with general knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • 2+ years of experience in Human Resources information systems (Success Factors, Workday, People Soft, Oracle, SAP), or other platforms
  • Ability to work in a group environment and independently.
  • Advanced Excel skills is a plus. Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products and Workday system.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must.
Educational requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development, or related field.
Language Skills:
  • Fluent English/ Spanish
Functional Excellence
  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve.
  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
  • Organize and detailed oriented.
Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future. We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, to be a role model of all 6 elements:
  • Focus Externally to Win
  • Drive Execution & Results
  • Lead Strategically & Know your Business
  • Make the Matrix Work
  • Lead by Example
  • and Develop and Inspire Talent

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.