Job type
Full time
Lead recruiter
Cléa Senelle
All Human Resources
Reporting Line
Senior HR Manager - France OC
Level of experience
Individual Contributor/Support (Non - Managers)
Contract type



The France Supply is responsible for the production and supply of Bacardi’s brand of Vodka ,Cognac and liquors , including Grey Goose, d’Ussé , St Germain, Eristoff, Get 27 etc.. 
The HR Business Partner role is a key role in supporting the French people initiatives including employee engagement, sourcing talent, succession planning and talent management, employee relations, values and culture, union relationships, organisational review and design, performance management, HR systems, and compensation and benefits. 
  • Partners with management to develop and deploy HR programmes covering the key global HR pillars 
  • Acts as a first point of contact for all HR related matters
  • Supports employees in all aspects of human resources to ensure a strong sense of family and care
  • Ensures high quality application of HR services, policies, and programmes.
  • Contributes to strategy development through the provision of HR solutions that demonstrate added value


HR Business Partners in Bacardi Global Supply Chain work with a high degree of autonomy and empowerment. In order to enable our leaders to meet our Best10 people objectives and maintain our certification as a French Great Place to Work, we need you to be Fearless, have a Founders mentality, and treat others like Family. You will need to know how to operate in an agile and changing environment, working closely with your local and global stakeholders and partners to achieve excellent results. 


  • Business Partnering
    • Act as HR business partner for assigned teams. Provide coaching and counselling in the areas of policy interpretation and review, staffing, compensation & benefits, conflict resolution, performance management, engagement, recruitment, onboarding, talent development and succession planning. 
    • Provide HR Support for employee relations issues e.g. performance management, attendance & timekeeping, discipline & grievance
    • Work and liaise with Union and Union representatives
    • Organizational Capability
    • Support design and ensure implementation of organizational changes aligned with talent strategy.
    • Drive Building Capabilities programmes in line with global and local people strategy and plans
  • Talent Development and Acquisition
    • Support implementation of Global talent strategy, including diversity initiatives (Belonging @ Bacardi)
    • Help build succession pipeline for critical roles
    • Support line managers in creation and implementation of development plans for identified population (e.g. top and rising talent).
    • Coach and educate managers on the talent development methodology and development resources available
    • Facilitate training sessions and career development workshops
    • Recruit and integrate high quality candidates according to business needs, lead time and recruitment cost targets.
  • People Practices and Systems
    • Ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures in terms of conduct, mobility, compensation & benefits, internal & external recruitment, onboarding, development, training, etc. Effectively partner with global and local SME’s.
    • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations to reduce risks and ensure regulatory compliance. Partner with legal counsel as needed/required.
    • Maintain HR systems ( WorkDay ), ensure data is kept up to date and correct and provide relevant analysis and reports as required. Partner with BES (Bacardi Excellence Services) to execute system changes.
  • Employee Engagement
    • Monitor employee engagement level, support implementation of action plans to drive engagement.


To be successful in this role you will have / be:

  • 3+ Years of Human Resource Experience required
  • Proven experience in building engagement in teams, driving change, and coaching / counselling leaders
  • Ability to handle a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and follow up skills; Must be able to multi task and be detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, instruct, and consult with others
  • Knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems
  • Knowledge of compensation and benefits legislations, principles, policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of Employment Law
  • Strong analytical mindset; Able to draw conclusions from reports and action plan based on data
  • Effective and resourceful candidate sourcing for various levels of positions.
  • Ability to work within a highly confidential environment with professionalism

The following experiences are preferred:
  • Experience in the Spirits industry is a distinct advantage
  • Experience working with unionized or operational environments
  • Bachelor Degree in Business or equivalent

Personal Qualities:
  • French & English Speaker
  • Understands how to navigate in a local regional global matrix environment
  • Innovative, forward thinking, and results oriented
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Able to work well within a team environment as well as independently
  • Interpersonal savviness, comfortable building positive relationships with employees at all levels


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.