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SQS LAC Coordinator

Job Name

SQS LAC Coordinator


Argentina, Brazil, Chile


Buenos Aires, Santiago, São Paulo, São Paulo


Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

SQS Manager, LAC Region

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Horazio Alarcon

About the role

Your Opportunity

Ensures compliance with Health, Safety, Quality and Sustainability (SQS) programs, such as: ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, Integrated Systems, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HACCP Program and others related with beverages plants or external manufacturing in LAC Region. Ensures compliance with the requirements established by Bacardi Global and by regulatory agencies. It supports efforts to raise environmental awareness, corporate responsibility, safety, quality, and the implementation of projects of various kinds.

The functional areas are:
  • Quality, Quality Assurance, HACCP, GMP, ISO9001 Management System, GQM, Sensory evaluation, etc.
  • Health and Safety: ISO45001 Management System, Safety Manual, respiratory protection, motorized industrial equipment, industrial hygiene, etc., RMP, PIV, Emergency Management and Prevention, Contractor Management, Safety Committee Management, DOT Program, etc.
  • Sustainability (Environmental): Management System ISO14001


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements established by regulatory agencies through tests, analysis, evaluation of results and audits in the company.
  • Identify changes in laws and regulations that affect the processes and procedures established by the company and communicate them to the corresponding personnel.
  • Develops policies, procedures, programs, and controls out on products and raw materials, by Bacardi employees or third parties, to help spread a broad culture of quality (flowcharts, diagrams, technical manuals, point-to-point lessons point, specifications, etc.), designed to eliminate company losses and reduce impacts, meet SQS requirements.
  • Support functional areas in the region areas such as sales, marketing, logistics, taxes, finance, suppliers, distribution warehouses, to actively contribute to a SQS vision in all processes involved.
  • Plan, coordinate, assist and/or carry out internal, external, cross and supplier audits, complying with all aspects related to the Audit Program of the Management system and established procedures.
  • Document, verify and follow-up in the Corrective and Preventive Action System (CAPA) database the findings of inspections/audits carried out.
  • Eventually, carry out on-site audits in production units, DCs, and offices, either own or third parties
  • Collaborate with the technical development of new products and actual for making improvements if is necessary.
  • Ensure that the permits for the operation of the company are up to date and manage any modification or renewal as required.
  • Identify best practices to improve SQS systems and programs.
  • Inspect working conditions including machinery and equipment to ensure compliance with the regulations of Safety, Quality and Sustainability (SQS) programs, at the local and federal level in the plants of the region.
  • Performs and reports trend analysis, performance indicators, and inspections of the area if is necessary, Bacardi plants, outsourced operations (copackers and warehouses) and offices.
  • Coordinates priorities and/or unforeseen events of the day, attending production meetings to meet business needs.
  • Carry out and/or support investigations of events related to consumer and customer complaints, accidents, safety incidents, occupational health, and the environment, following the procedures established by the company.
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) at the local and global level.
  • Generate purchase orders and service contracts for your work area and report any variation in the budget.
  • Manage and execute programs according to their area of responsibility in Bacardi plants such as:
    • Permits/regulatory safety plans: work permits, RMP, FSP, Sanitary License, PIV
    • Fire Prevention
    • Management and Prevention of Emergencies
    • Industrial Hygiene Programs, motorized industrial equipment, respiratory protection, etc.
    • Contractor Management
    • Analysis of health, safety, quality, and environmental risks
    • Change management
    • Document Control System
    • Analyzes, evaluates, and reports the analytical data of the samples analyzed.
    • Product approval
    • Product sensory evaluation program.
    • Non-conformities Program
    • HACCP program
    • Handling of Consumer Complaints
    • GMP Program
    • Others related with SQS
  • Create and implement training plans on topics related to quality, safety and the environment.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

  • Bachelor’s degree Science
  • Environmental/Sustainability
  • Administration of permits and/or environmental programs 
  • Used water treatment processes and emission control.
  • ISO14001 Management System
  • Safety and Health
  • Health, Safety, Hygiene and Loss Control
  • ISO45001 Management System
  • Quality
  • Supplier Programs and Audits
  • ISO9001 Management System
  • Packaging materials 
  • Analytical Laboratory Techniques
  • Lead auditor
  • Project Management 
  • Knowledge of federal and state quality, safety, and environmental laws 
  • Knowledge in execution of risk analysis related to quality, safety, and environment
  • Knowledge of research writing, root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Knowledge of analytical systems for statistical process control 
  • Verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Knowledge of systems (MS Word, Excel, PP, SAP)
  • Team Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Management of multiple priorities, sense of urgency, independent working, negotiation skills, analysis and proactive problem solving. 
  • Goal-oriented, planning and execution and capacity for judgment and decision making.
  • Engagement with the client.
  • Must possess strong influencing skills.
Additional Requirements
  • Travel throughout LAC region

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.