Job type
Full time
United Kingdom
Lead recruiter
Claudio Zuccarello
All Operations
Reporting Line
Laboratory Manager
Level of experience
Individual Contributor/Support (Non - Managers)
Contract type


Your Opportunity

Support the key performance indicators in relation to spirit quality by ensuring prompt release of spirit and driving reduction in consumer complaints. 

Sensory and chemical analysis of all products. Maintain the laboratory facility, all samples submitted to the laboratory and all data relating to the samples. Ensure that all equipment is maintained and calibrated. 

Rotating early-shift / back-shift, over 5 days. 

About You

Quality Lab / Spirits Industry Experience with Organoleptic Analysis capability also preferred. 

Live the 3F’s: 
  • Fearless - Challenge to drive improvement. Embrace and lead changes. 
  • Founders - Put the consumer at the centre of actions and decisions. Implement best practice. 
  • Family - Build connections and collaborate across functions / locations. Treat others with respect. 


With our consumer at the heart your key focus will be
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot specialist instrumentation such as density meter, spectrophotometer, GC, HPLC, AAS and any other such instrumentation, having first undertaken specific training. 
  • Sensory Analysis – prepare samples for Sensory Panel, maintain reference samples, reporting any anomalous results. Sensory analysis of samples for positive release. 
  • Key stakeholders include Distilling, Spirit Supply, Bottling, Blending, Quality, NPD, Logistics and Co-packers. Prioritise samples according to the needs of the business, using LIMS to record samples and their results 
  • Collaborate with other areas to investigate and resolve issues from non-conformance samples and consumer complaints. 
  • Apply 5S principles to the laboratory environment, ensuring good housekeeping and maintaining stocks of consumables and store all incoming samples appropriately in accordance with HMR&C guidelines. 
  • Participate in the review and continuous improvement of lab techniques and operating procedures, suggest and implement improvements and benchmark against other laboratories. 
  • Review and carry out COSHH and risk assessments of the laboratory area, operating within EHS guidelines and participate fully in internal and external SQS audits. 


The skills and experience needed to create your legacy
  • Quality Lab / Spirits Industry Experience
  • Tertiary education in science (essential) and General Certificate / Diploma in Distilling (preferable) 
  • Relevant IT systems experience e.g. Microsoft Office, LIMS, Chemstation, SAP
  • Organoleptic Analysis experience (desirable) 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on your own initiative with strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Have flexibility (including overtime and shift cover) and high levels of motivation, striving for continuous improvement. 
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behaviour
  • Live the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family.  


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.