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Sustainability Manager

Job Name

Sustainability Manager


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Global Safety Director, UKOC SQS Lead QEHS

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Sian Illston

About the role

A unique opportunity to lead and drive the development and implementation of a best in class Strategy to support Bacardi UK Operation’s Sustainability ambitions.  Develop and drive a wide ranging sustainability program aligned with the Bacardi Good Spirited Program on water usage, Net Zero emissions, waste reduction, sustainable suppliers, packaging (plastic removal, recycled content) and biodiversity for the 8 sites (whisky and gin distilleries, maturation sites plus bulk and bottling operations) which constitute the UK Operating Centre.


  • Develop a best in class Strategy to support Bacardi UK Operation’s Sustainability ambitions

  • Develop and drive a wider sustainability agenda aligned with the Bacardi Good Spirited Program on water usage, GHG emissions, waste reduction, sustainable suppliers, packaging (plastic removal, recycled content) and biodiversity.

  • Drive and implement a specific Sustainability programme that will deliver NET ZERO by THREE ZERO for each Bacardi UK operational facility

  • Develop and deliver proactive Sustainability programs which influence culture and behaviours

  • Achieve and maintain accreditations that confirm our commitment to Sustainability programmes which meet our stakeholder obligations in full

  • Achieve and maintain full compliance with Sustainability legislative requirements for all sites.

  • Develop workforce at all levels to an appropriate set of clearly defined Sustainability competencies.

  • To align our organisation and structure with Bacardi/JDSL Sustainability Strategy.

  • To participate and promote the philosophy of building sustainability into everything we do.

  • Ensure that all relevant policies, procedures and guidance are developed fully and implemented at all sites

  • Participate in audit programme to ensure that the requirements of the Sustainability management systems are being achieved. 

  • Ensure that identified Sustainability training needs are delivered to defined schedule.

  • Liaise with all levels of staff and contractors on matters relating to Sustainability

  • Liaise with external enforcement authorities regarding legal compliance (SEPA / EA)

  • Ensure that an effective action tracking mechanism is in place to address all EHS issues

  • Provide support for the identification and assessments of Sustainability Capex requirements.

  • Maintain relevant KPI’s to track and routinely report all Sustainability issues

  • Ensure the implementation of all site Sustainability initiatives to achieve the set KPI’s

  • Reinforce and strengthen the Sustainability culture at every opportunity in operations and projects

  • Promote correct behaviours through personal example

  • Maintain ISO14000 system compliance

  • Improved Environmental compliance

  • Compliance with relevant legal & Bacardi standards 

  • Reduction in energy used and waste  

  • Develop and Support the Bacardi Operating System within the Sustainability processes.

  • Support One Bacardi Standard through ISO14000 system compliance

  • Develop and ensure implementation of strategies aligned to Bacardi Standards 

  • Continually improve environmental performance across the business 

  • Help to develop UK Operations as a leader in Sustainability operations as Gold Standard in BOS 

  • Support a zero waste to landfill culture 

Skills and Experience

  • Degree qualified (engineering / science) with IEMA diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years Sustainability functional experience in manufacturing or process industries
  • Knowledge and experience of COMAH
  • Knowledge and experience of Leading Cross Functional Project Teams to deliver Sustainability initiatives across a business

  • Achieving Results: Demonstrates commitment, determination, energy and accountability in delivering quality outputs
  • Team Working: Facilitates team working, supports and encourages others. Able to work with all functions in the business
  • Communications Skills: Communicates clearly both orally and in writing
  • Ability to write and implement Sustainability procedures
  • Ability to deliver effective training
  • Good team facilitator with ability to work with other functions

  • Attention to detail
  • Drive for results / completer finisher
  • Effective communication skills
  • Influence and motivate stakeholders

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.