Job type
Full time
United Kingdom
Lead recruiter
Daniela Duran Chaves
Supply & Logistics
Reporting Line
Engineering & Maintenance Manager
Level of experience
Individual Contributor/Support (Non - Managers)
Contract type


Your Opportunity

To develop the site controls strategy and deliver/improve/trouble-shoot the Electrical and Automation systems in Westthorn on current and new assets so that they comply with appropriate statutory, engineering and safety standards. Provide expert technical advice to other departments in delivering outstanding customer value through the production of premium Gin and Whisky products and services at competitive costs for our global markets. 


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Ensure that all Electrical, Automation and Manufacturing Execution Systems enhance overall business objectives.
  • Provide Electrical, Automation and MES technical expertise and process know-how through a dedicated training program for the Engineering and Operations teams to achieve technical mastery at the point of operation.
  • Develop ideas to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness of our operations through improving the performance and reliability of our Electrical and Automation systems, and the accuracy of our MES systems.
  • Maintain instrumentation & calibration strategies in relation to automation systems. Develop standards for Electrical P&IDs and coach stakeholders across the site to maintain adequate documentation.
  • Develop Automation standards. Administer change control & archive software programs and settings to ensure successful replacement of all automation systems and data when required.
  • Respond immediately to Electrical and Automation breakdowns in Westthorn and provide technical advice to other departments when required regarding breakdown resolution within the other UK Supply Chain sites.
  • Develop and improve Manufacturing Execution Systems including Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning. Train & coach Stakeholders to enable a best in class system usage and data collection.
  • Ensure that Electrical and Automation practices, procedures, and systems comply with Bacardi and local legislative QEHS Standards and support technical initiatives for both Safety and low environmental impact programs.
  • Own the Capital Expenditure plans for Electrical & Automation projects through developing project specifications, supporting the configuration, and commissioning of equipment and training the Maintenance & Operations Teams.
  • Manage/Develop SOP’s and diagnostic aids for use on automation systems at Westthorn e.g. PLC structure, SCADA and Safety Instrumentation Systems.
  • Support the automation disaster recovery and contingency planning strategy, including external support for Westthorn and the provision of advice to other departments.
  • Develop an automation strategy for obsolescence detailing short to long term planning.


The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

Work Experience and Educational Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Electrical & Automation Engineering within an international industrial organisation.
  • Technical Mastery in Bottling, Bulk processing and FMCG production equipment & best practices.
  • Expert in Electrical standards and systems including compliance to electrical regulatory standards.
  • Expert in modern Automation & PLC Control systems. Ability to develop an Automation infrastructure & network including in-touch systems and to improve system parameters to deliver the performance required by Operations.
  • Ability to problem solve modern production lines, including robotic equipment, servo systems and complex line regulation systems with multiple conveyors and improve overall line effectiveness.
  • Expert in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with ability to drive system & reporting configuration and perform trouble shooting including experience/knowledge of AI (Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning).
  • Effective collaborator and communicator.
  • Effective at building partnerships within Maintenance Engineering and Operations teams to drive and coach team members in applying best & compliant Electrical & Automation standards.
  • Ability to manage third party providers.
  • Recognized Apprenticeship and appropriate Technical Qualifications.
Personal Qualities
  • Lives Bacardi Values.
  • Fearless: Challenges constructively to drive improvement, innovative mindset, finds better ways, eliminates roadblocks, seizes opportunities, embraces/leads change in positive way.
  • Founders: Demonstrates entrepreneurial mindset, have a can-do attitude, tries new things to make progress, spends wisely to drive best value.
  • Family: Do the right thing, treat others with respect, generate trust, build great influential relationships with local management teams, internal support functions and external stakeholders.


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

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

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.