Job type
Full time
Lead recruiter
Alissa Rojas Peraza
Supply & Logistics
Reporting Line
Research Development Manager
Level of experience
Professional (Management)
Contract type


WHAT DOES Beverage Technology Scientist?

We are looking for a Beverage Technology Scientist to join our research and development center in Geneva and contribute to the development of new technologies, processes and products, as well as to the improvement of the quality of current products, in accordance with our strict quality standards and industry regulations.

About You
  • You are a proactive person who likes the diversity of tasks and teamwork.
  • You take ownership of your daily work and are proactive in improving and optimizing the processes in place.
  • You have a sense of working in safety for yourself and all employees.
  • You are a person in the field and are not afraid to support the production teams if the business demands it.
  • You want to learn continuously and evolve within the company.


With Our Consumer At The Heart, Your Key Responsibilities Will Be To:
  • Plan and execute projects and processes in the R&D Department to support the company's innovation process.
  • Conduct research and experiments to develop new technologies and production processes.
  • Optimize existing production processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance product quality.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations and consumer testing to assess product acceptability and make necessary adjustments.
  • Collaborate actively with internal and external cross-functional teams while R&D centers, manufacturing, maintenance, quality, supply chain, marketing, co-packers, etc. to ensure synergy and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and vendors to source high-quality and sustainable ingredients, materials, tools and equipment.
  • Analyze data and define the quality control requirements to make recommendations regarding product formulations, processing techniques and manufacturing procedures, minimum analysis plan. 
  • Write reports, presentations, and technical documentation to communicate findings, recommendations, and product specifications.
  • Established partnerships with food & beverage industry.  Be updated on trends, scientific advancements related to beverage & food science and technology.


Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Beverages and Food Industry, Spirits category is an asset.
  • Experience in R&D in beverages and food processing, including new product development from prototypes creation to scale-up industrialization.  
  • Proficiency in using laboratory and pilot scale equipment and conducting scientific experiments.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Sensory science knowledge and tasting experience.
  • Experience on botanical’s extraction processing or flavors industry will be a plus.
The Skills And Experience Needed To Create Your Legacy
  • Educational Requirements: Master’s degree in food science and technology, food engineering, agricultural sciences or equivalent.
  • Strong Functional Competencies: good knowledge in beverages and spirits industry (most common raw materials, bio-transformations, concentrations, maturation, etc.). Good knowledge on liquid processing technologies (blending, filtrations, thermal treatments, preservations, packaging).       
  • Basic Functional Competencies: standard quality assurance and analytical technologies (chemistry, microbiology, etc.). Food & beverage regulation.
  • IT skills – Good tools knowledge: MS Office, Formula Management software, LIMS.
  • Languages: English ? Fluent // French ? Intermediate // Italian and Spanish will be a plus.
Personal Qualities:
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Attention to detail to ensure accuracy and precision. Excellent problem-solving skills to address challenges related to R&D, production, and quality control.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and build strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of total working time.
  • We are looking for a passionate and motivated person with a practical and results-oriented approach.


At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • 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
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

Disclaimer: Bacardi seeks talent from all backgrounds to bring diversity of thought, agility and capability to our organization across the globe. We promote a working environment where all employees are treated and rewarded fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination that adversely affects individuals or groups on the basis of national origin, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and any other legally protected aspect of a person’s identity. 

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


At Bacardi, we are committed to providing our Primos (employees) with a comprehensive Total Rewards package of compensation, benefits, incentives, allowances, well-being, and much more to meet the needs of themselves and their families. It goes beyond just Cash! The total rewards program is based on pay for performance, whereby the incentive programs are linked to company and individual performance.

Compensation, Paid Time Off & Retirement

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Competitive Holiday/Paid Time Off, plus additional days offered ( i.e., volunteer day, allowing you to give back to the community)
  • Retirement/Pension Plan

Health & Wellbeing

  • Medical, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Calm Meditation App subscription (free)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Best-in-class, family-friendly, and inclusive leave policies

Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (depending on role/office/site location)
  • Access to E-learning Platforms and Career Development programs
  • Travel Discounts ( i.e., hotel and car rental)
  • And much more!
The benefits /perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Bacardi, your work location, and are subject to change.

Some benefits may be subject to an employee contribution.

Some benefits may be fully or partially subsidized. Incentive plans are linked to the nature of your employment and can vary based on region, market, function or brand.

Be a Part of Our Culture

BE                  Fearless

We empower our teams to question, challenge and innovate.

This means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.


We treat each other, and our communities, like family. Always.

We are all ‘Primos’ (Spanish for cousins) at Bacardi. Being part of the family gives you the support you need to be the best you can be.


The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone at Bacardi sees this business as their own. We do the right thing for the business and take accountability for our work.


Be Fearless, act like a Founder.

Follow our Primos on their journey to success. Where did they start and what’s it like to work for Bacardi? You too can be part of our story.