San José, Costa Rica, October 27, 2020 – Bacardi, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, announces an expansion of services and hiring of new roles at its global shared services center in Costa Rica. The center is launching a hiring campaign to increase headcount by 20% in roles with an immediate focus on financial and accounting services and longer-term placements in supply chain, operations and HR support. This investment in Costa Rica is part of a long-term business strategy and a show of commitment to the market and its local talent.
The center, located in Escazú, just west of the capital San José, originally opened in 2014 providing services to the Americas Region. In just a few years, the site grew staff from 125 to 250 and added global responsibilities serving as the headquarters of global shared services which includes a network across the globe with sites and support from Spain to Shanghai to Russia to Mexico and markets in between.
“It has been such a rewarding journey to see our team in Costa Rica grow and to know we are offering best-in-class services to Bacardi offices across the globe. We are excited to continue growing our commitment and investment in Costa Rica and offer a community of family and professional development to the market," says Christian Rodriguez Ramirez, Vice President of Bacardi Enterprise Services. “At Bacardi, our purpose is about celebrating moments that matter and we hope that the Costa Rican community joins us in celebrating this new milestone in our local story.”
As a family-owned company for seven generations, Bacardi takes great pride in instilling a people-first culture that takes great pride in corporate responsibility. In 2018, Bacardi obtained its Essential Costa Rica certification in recognition for its efforts, as a foreign company, to promote Costa Rican talent and world-class services across the globe all while exemplifying values of excellence, sustainability, innovation, and social progress.
“We are pleased with the announcement that Bacardi has made in Costa Rica, opening up more job opportunities for local talent. Here, the company has found talent committed to the highest values of the company, positively affecting the productivity of its service center. We congratulate Bacardi for this investment and we appreciate their trust to continue growing in Costa Rica,” says Jorge Sequeira, Managing Director of CINDE, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency. "This growth in the service center sector is also reflected in the productivity figures of the more than 72,000 employees within the country, with an increase of 47% in 14 years, productivity measured through per capita exports, the which went from US $ 35,000 in 2005 to US $ 51,000 in 2019. "
Job openings will be added on a regular basis for entry-level and management multi-lingual positions in accounts payable, general account management and reports, Human Resources and more. Search and apply online at https://careers.bacardilimited.com/
About Bacardi Limited
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi Limited brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S® Scotch whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka. Founded more than 158 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 7,000, operates more than 20 production facilities in 11 countries, and sells its brands in approximately 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit http://www.bacardilimited.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.