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Human Resources Director - India

Job Name

Human Resources Director - India






Human Resources

Reporting Line:

Managing Director

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Themba Radebe

About the role

An integral part of the country leadership team Director, HR, India will play a crucial role in driving the people & culture agenda. He/she will be a strategic business partner to the Leadership team, understanding the culture and needs of the business to seamlessly execute Global people strategies. He/she will play a key role to further the evolution of the growth, history, culture, and heritage of the Company. The HR Director will ensure the execution of the people strategy to meet business needs and help create an effective and efficient organization, driven by primos who are strongly engaged in the values, culture, and aspirations of Bacardi.
  • As a member of the leadership team, he/she will 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.
  • He/she will lead the planning and execution of the people strategy and talent development across the country.
  • As the HR leader for the country, he/she will be responsible for supporting and leading all people related programs, helping to drive success in the business and enabling a winning culture. This includes leading a team of HR professionals who mirror the culture and drive the execution of strategy.
The role is based in Gurgaon, Delhi India.  However, the incumbent will need to travel frequently throughout the markets to stay connected to people and all business leaders.


  • Be an essential business partner for the Managing Director of India and executive team in all people related and organizational matters. 
  • Understand the inner workings of the business to ensure the right talent strategies to deliver the business objectives.
  • Play a pivotal role in collaborating with the Regional & Global HR teams to develop and lead the implementation of global and regional HR strategies.
  • Be a culture champion. Deliver the global people, diversity & culture agenda for the country and assuring adaptation to needs.
  • Identify and develop the future leaders of the country through succession planning and talent management activities.
  • Deliver a robust and value-add recruitment, onboarding, integration & retention strategy for the country aligned to global and regional strategy.
  • Lead career development (e.g., coaching, evaluations / reviews, transfers, promotions, retirements, exits, etc.)
  • Ensure that people are enabled, engaged, have a strong sense of Belonging and developed to deliver outstanding results through people engagement programs and initiatives.
  • Manage employee budgets and allocates appropriate resources to the needs of the markets; directs cost optimisation and investments.
  • Manage employee, regulatory and labour relations initiatives / actions.
  • Cultivate an open-door policy for all employees, therefore continually supporting compliance and integrity in business activities

Skills and Experience

  • Should be currently in HR Leadership withing a matrix organization, where the incumbent would be responsible to make strategic decisions for driving People & Culture priorities. 
  • Experience in leadership roles within a matrix organization. 
  • Strong general business knowledge, past executive team membership desired. Understand strategic business priorities and work highly collaboratively with business leaders to enable common goal of outstanding results.
  • Proven experience in building and delivering effective people & culture strategies.
  • Strong, inspiring people leader with drive to continuously improve and develop capabilities within the organization.
  • Strong courage, negotiation skills and reasoning
  • Excellent skills in building engagement and coaching culture
  • Experience leading a full HR function, including budget management.
  • People developer and team builder with an ability of embracing diversity of thinking and build strong teams 
  • MBA HR qualification or equivalent
  • 15+ years of experience which includes holding Senior HR Leadership positions. FMCG/Consumer Goods organisation background is preferred.
  • Proven experience in Strategic Business Partnering and driving Culture initiatives. 
  • Great communication skills and gravitas with the ability to present credibly to local, regional, and global stakeholders.
  • Resilience and mental strength to deal with ambiguity and inspire and motivate the team. 
  • Inspiring primo leader with drive to continuously improve and develop capabilities within the organization.
  • International experience is not mandatory but a bonus. Equally, this is a step in the direction of a regional or global career with Bacardi, so we are looking for talents who are globally mobile.

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. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.