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HR Business Partner/Director – Global Operations

Job Name

HR Business Partner/Director – Global Operations


Puerto Rico


Cataño Puerto Rico


Human Resources

Reporting Line:

HR Global Operations Leadership Team

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Malaika Haynes

About the role

Your Opportunity 

This is a unique opportunity to deliver innovative people strategies that fearlessly propel the Primo agenda across the Americas whilst building deep partnerships at a global and local level. 
You will play a vital role in helping to build the capability we need to deliver our Best 10 Years yet. At the same time, you will be a critical partner for the Leadership Team in Puerto Rico, to deliver HR Operational Support across the full HR lifecycle. 

About You 
  • You are skilled at building deep, trusting partnerships with both business and HR leaders
  • Speed and action-orientation define your approach as you navigate multiple high priority projects 
  • Decisive and confident, you can see the big picture, define strategic direction and deep dive into execution to ensure brilliant delivery 
  • You have a strong track record in spotting, hiring and growing talent and building strong diverse teams.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be
  • Lead the HR agenda partnering with the Leadership Team on organizational design, culture & engagement, talent growth and development. 
  • Be an instrumental business partner to PR, Operations, Commercial and Hospitality, understanding the inner workings and needs of the business in order to seamlessly execute people strategies
  • Demonstrating and enabling excellence in HR Business Partnering and service delivery that creates an incredible Primo experience and builds trust, confidence and belief amongst your stakeholders 
  • Identifying & harnessing global best practices and insights from other industries and organizations to inspire a uniquely Bacardi approach to Enterprises Services
  • Deliver exceptional Talent Management support to our organization of both union and non-union Primos 
  • Provide authentic and inclusive leadership. Be an open coach and mentor, to further support the growth, history, culture, and heritage of the company
  • Ensure the recruitment, engagement, and development of top talent across the Americas
  • Encourage strong values-based performance culture through rigorous performance management and incentives

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • The capability to quickly grow into an HR Leadership position
  • Broad HR generalist experience with a focus on organizational change and talent management
  • Experience of negotiating and working with labor unions
  • Experience in building and delivering effective people strategies
  • Inspiring and inclusive people leader with drive to continuously improve and develop capabilities within the organization
  • Experience managing and influencing direct and reports and within a matrix organization
  • Understand and work collaboratively with business leaders to enable outstanding results
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills
  • Excellent skills in building engagement and coaching 
  • Experience in multiple areas of Human Resources preferred
Personal Qualities
  • 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.

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.