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HR and Benefits Specialist

Job Name

HR and Benefits Specialist


United Kingdom




Human Resources

Reporting Line:

HR Director, UK & Ireland

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sian Illston

About the role

The HR Specialist owns and acts as champion for the full UK Benefits program inclusive of Wellness.
You will act as the primary interface between cluster and global HR Shared Services, managing the integrity of all Workday, payroll and benefit information systems. (HRIS)
You will provide HR advice, guidance and support to London and Winchester based Primos on all local HR policy matters.


  • Maintains HRIS (Workday) and provides appropriate analysis and reporting to ensure effective insights are available. 100% data hygiene and cleanliness are to be maintained in compliance with GDPR.
  • Oversees and administers monthly payroll execution in conjunction with Shared Services partners and external vendors. Responsible for reviewing T&E data to provide PSA information to HMRC.
  • Oversees and administers execution of compensation programs (e.g., salary increases, bonus payments) in alignment with global policy/practice (Let’s Pay)
  • Oversees and administers execution of benefits programs (e.g., pension, healthcare, wellness platform) in alignment with UK Policies.
  • Coordinates and liaises with external, pension, healthcare and wellness providers to ensure policies and practices are fully up to date for UK primos. Overseeing all Year End reporting and renewals.
  • Is an advisor for UK Primos, providing HR operational support to London and Winchester based primos in people related and organizational matters.
  • Provides support to the HR Business Partner in all HR Administration and employee relations activities.
  • Interprets HR policies and facilitates the resolution of people-related conflicts and issues; ensures ongoing service excellence through timely issue resolution and execution
  • Maintains relevant role profiles to ensure clarity and consistency across the country including alignment to global principles

Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Business Administration, HR or related function preferred
  • 3+ years in an analyst or adviser type role, with experience in a Human Resources/Benefits 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

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.