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Bacardi UK Operations

Sector
Manufacturing & Production
Location:
Glasgow
Established in
1862
Employees
457
             

About us

Bacardi UK Operations is responsible for the production of Bacardi's iconic Scotch Whisky and Gin brands, including BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, WILLIAM LAWSON’S® whisky, and ABERFELDY® single malt whisky. Our spirits are exquisitely crafted with long tradition and great pride. 

These brands come to life as a result of the dedication, expertise, and collaboration of our operational teams, including our bottling lines, blending and maturation warehousing sites, distilleries, visitors’ centres, and support functions such as supply chain, blending, environmental health & safety, quality, new product development, engineering, procurement, and finance.  

Headquartered in Glasgow, were comprised of eight state-of-the art operational sites across the UK. We are part of Bacardi’s global operations organisation and partner closely with our 29 other production facilities, which make up the largest privately held spirits company in the word.   


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Awards

UK's Best Workplaces 2021
Large (251-1,000 employees)
Rank 40
UK's Best Workplaces for Women 2021
Large
Rank 22

What employees say

I think Bacardi UK Operations is a Great Place to Work because of the Primos you work with every day. It honestly feels like a big family, and you can reach out to many different people and still learn new things every day.  

There are always new opportunities to seek out, and you really feel supported from all levels of the business in developing yourself.  


Lorraine McLaren
Spirit Supply Finance Analyst
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What defines us

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders. They inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do.  

Our culture is unique and can be easily summarised by the term we affectionately use for employees: Primo, which means cousin in Spanish.

Our brands come to life as a result of the dedication, expertise and collaboration of our operational teams, including our bottling lines, blending and maturation warehousing sites, distilleries, brand homes and support functions such as supply chain, blending, environemental healt & safety, quality, NPD, engineering, procurement, finance & HR.

We encourage our Primos to find their passion for our iconic brands and celebrate our rich history with a tour of Dewar's Brand archive or by providing free entry for our Primos and their families to our two brand homes (located at Aberfeldy Distillery and Laverstoke Bombay Distillery).

 

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What inspires us

At Bacardi UK Operations, we realise there’s more to life than work. It’s also about planning for your future and ensuring you have the right benefit plan options available for you and your family. In order to help our Primos understand their full compensation and benefit package, we have implemented an individualized Total Reward Statement, which helps keep transparency and open communication on new benefits that Primos may not be taking advantage of yet. 

We also  launched our new benefits and wellness portal, Dewar’s Connection, which will offer Primos a one-stop resource for all their benefits providers, including a new corporate discount benefit for shopping, tickets, retail etc. 

We also have a fantastic culture of recognition through our Cheers! application where Primos can send instant thank you messages to each other and these are later reviewed by our reward and recognition committee who select those actions that are really exemplary and distribute certificates and gift cards.

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At a glance

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Word from the top

We’re particularly proud of this achievement because as a manufacturing team, we work across multiple sites, performing a really diverse range of roles - from distilling and blending our beautiful gins and whiskies to overseeing bottling lines and managing logistics. 

We’ve had huge challenges to overcome in the last year and have adapted our whole way of working to continue production of our fantastic drinks, while continuing to keep employee safety as our number one priority. Working through that together has undoubtedly made us stronger.

Niall Mitchell
UK OC Operations Director
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Career and jobs

Application tips

Keep our culture pillars of Fearless, Family & Founders at the front of mind.

We are always interested to hear about how people have developed their careers. Get ready to tell us about your journey and your proudest moments.

We embrace differences. We look to mirror the rich diversity of the communities and markets we operate in. We celebrate different mindsets and perspectives and encourage a sense of unity and belonging.

Take time to find out about our fantastic brands and company history. Our family heritage and story has positively influenced our ways of working and shaped our values.

Our great workplace

To find out more about a career at Bacardi, please see: https://www.bacardilimited.com/careers/ 

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