Job type
Full time
United Kingdom
Near Douglas
Lead recruiter
Irene Castro
All Operations
Reporting Line
Maturation and Blending Supervisor
Level of experience
Individual Contributor/Support (Non - Managers)
Contract type
Fixed term


Your Opportunity

This role is part of a high performing team, supporting the continued growth of the headquarters of the Bacardi UK supply centre at  Poniel. The Control Room Operator will play a leading role within the team to ensure all brown spirit is processed for current demands and NMS filled for the future growths across the whisky portfolio, including:
  • Stock management of all cask types with focus on fit for filling status.
  • Warehouse management of all cask stocks – palletized and racked warehousing
  • Engagement and ownership of process safety within the bulk operational area
  • Exposure to control system automation and quality management systems in the form of PCS7, DRAMS and EMCS
  • Promote and cascade the philosophy of Safety-First ensuring conformance to Company Vision and Values
  • Active participation in process and continuous improvements across all functional aspects of department.


With Our Consumer At The Heart, Your Key Focus Will Be:
  • Promote safety, organisation and cleanliness (5’s) around the site and encourage others to always do their best at work.  
  • Maintain behaviour at all times in compliance with HSE requirements.
  • Participate in effective and accurate data capture and operation of the whisky inventory system.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Company’s quality standards including working in problem solving groups and participating in Total Quality processes as necessary.
  • Comply with Customs and Excise requirements and legislation, ensure that any discrepancies are reported immediately.  
  • Understand and adhere to delivery schedules, warehousing and blend centre programmes.
  • Carry out filling and disgorging of bulk spirit into/from casks 
  • Operate and maintain designated machinery e.g.  FLT’s, attachments, scanners, strapping machine etc.
  • Ensure all associated plant equipment is functioning as required and report any malfunctions.
  • Ensure that proper housekeeping standards and cleaning of work environment is adhered to.
  • Maintain complete flexibility of operations across Warehousing and Blending activities.
  • Operate workstations and carry out the various defined tasks as appropriate.
  • Actively pursue the maximisation of production output in accordance with agreed efficiencies
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of the site and activities, suggesting alterations as appropriate
  • Actively participate in company training and development initiatives and communication briefings as appropriate.
  • Processing and supplying spirit to production lines in accordance with quality specifications and production plan
  • Correctly account for all spirit stocks
  • Assist in the ongoing training and development of all team members and carry out any reasonable request that will further improve the performance of the team.
  • Use of control systems and quality management systems on site (Drams, PCS7, Flowlog and EMCS)
  • Support other areas and sites when business dictates.  Flexibility to change shifts or do extra hours, where required.
  • Cover key operator / process lead for key planning meetings during holidays and periods of absence. i.e.  DDS meetings, Shift Changeover, Maintenance Meeting, Weekly bulk planning meeting.
  • Support key operator to cover Shift Lead for basic supervisory tasks during holidays and periods of absence.
  • Participate in on-site incident investigations including data collection and taking of statements from involved parties.


The Skills And Experience Needed To Create Your Legacy:
  • Excellent numeric and literacy skills
  • Effective communication skills (must be fluent in English)
  • Driving license essential for supporting both sites at Poniel and Westthorn
  • FLT (counterbalance) experience
  • Relevant IT systems experience (Microsoft Office, DRAMS, EMCS, Flow log, PCS7)
  • Knowledge of cask handling, repair and management
  • Previous exposure to product quality management systems 
  • Knowledge of production planning systems (desirable)
  • Prior experience of EHS systems in relation to flammable liquids
  • Familiarity with whisky processes (desirable)
  • Knowledge of KPI Recording (desirable)
  • Lean Six Sigma methodology experience and knowledge of 5’s principles (desirable)
Personal Qualities
  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behaviour.
  • Ability to maintain behaviour in compliance with HSE requirements.
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on your own initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Determination to win


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.