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Human Resources Business Partner

Job Name

Human Resources Business Partner


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL


Human Resources

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager, HR - Bacardí Operations Center

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Valissa Gyamena

About the role

Your Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver innovative people strategies that fearlessly propel the Primo agenda of both the Jacksonville site and Global Operations 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 Jacksonville, to deliver HR Operational Support across the full HR lifecycle.

About You 

A dynamic, authentic, agile leader who is action oriented and results driven. Decisive and confident, you can see the big picture, define strategic direction and deep dive into execution to ensure brilliant delivery. You will have a strong background in HR along with a track record of successful building and maintaining of stakeholder relationships. You will need to manage and balance a matrix environment where different functions and teams will be competing for your time and attention. You will have strong credibility and knowledge in all aspects of HR and associated laws and policies. You have a strong track record in spotting, hiring, and growing talent to building strong diverse teams.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • 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 our site.
  • Provide authentic and inclusive leadership. Be an open coach and mentor, to support the growth, history, culture, and heritage of the company.
  • Provide coaching and counselling in the areas of employee relations, policy interpretation and review, staffing, compensation & benefits, conflict resolution, performance management, talent development and succession planning.
  • Monitor employee engagement level, support implementation of action plans to drive engagement. Participate in the annual Talent Review process and ensure succession pipeline for critical roles.
  • Support line managers in creation and implementation of development plans for identified population (e.g., top/rising talent).
  • Recruit and integrate high quality candidates according to business needs, lead-time, and recruitment cost targets.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations to reduce risks and ensure regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.
  • Ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures in terms of conduct, mobility, compensation & benefits, internal & external recruitment, onboarding, development, training, etc.
  • Maintain HR systems (primarily Workday), ensure data is kept up to date and correct and provide relevant analysis and reports as required.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Inspiring and inclusive people leader with drive to continuously improve and develop capabilities within the organization.
  • Understand and work collaboratively with business leaders to enable outstanding results.
  • High energy level / ability to motivate and support HR programs across the business.
  • Strong drive for results with positive, transparent, and ethical leadership style.
  • Handles ambiguity with comfort, is resourceful, solution orientation and has a growth mindset.
  • A self-starter, who works well with autonomy and can prioritize with sound judgement.
  • Strong relationship builder in complex organizational contexts.
  • Technical skills will help to support the candidate’s success
Personal Qualities
  • University Degree and 3 - 5 years HR experience, preferably with experience supporting large teams and senior leaders.
  • Certified Coach preferred
  • Strong understanding of US Labor Laws
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance

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.