San José, Costa Rica, July 22, 2014 – Bacardi today announced plans to hire a significant number of employees for a new shared services center to be based in Costa Rica. The facility, which will be based in the canton of Escazú in the province of San José, will perform a variety of professional and technical financial support functions for the world’s largest privately held spirits company.
“These are great opportunities for the highly trained and skilled employee base in Costa Rica to join us in building on the more than 150 years of passion and excellence behind everything we do,” said Kevin McNamara, Vice President and Corporate Controller for family-owned Bacardi.
The new opportunities opening with the company include accounting, supervisory and financial positions. Interviewing is underway to fill key positions within the new shared services center, and the San Jose location is expected to begin operating as of September 1, 2014. The location was chosen because of the region’s highly trained employee base as related to shared services expertise.
“Once again, we have successfully captured the investment of an important company, thanks to the specialized talent of Costa Ricans, the main element that differentiates us,” said Alexander Mora, Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica. “This announcement reaffirms the growing importance of the service sector in Costa Rica, which today directly employs more than 46,000 people.”
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“The Bacardi shared services center is a great example of how the country is well positioned as a strategic partner for value-added operations with leading multinational companies,” said Gabriela Llobet, Director General of Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE).
The operation will be managed under Bacardi Soluciones Corporativas S.A., a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited, based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
About Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, the world’s best-selling and most-awarded rum, as well as the world’s most-awarded spirit; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world’s leading super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, the world’s most-awarded blended Scotch; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, the world’s leading vermouth and the world's favorite Italian sparkling wines; CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, one of the most popular premium tequilas in Mexico and the United States; and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S®, the fastest-growing global Scotch whisky brand; ERISTOFF® vodka, one of the fastest-growing vodka brands in the world; and ST-GERMAIN®, a super-premium elderflower liqueur.
Founded more than 152 years ago in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi employs nearly 6,000 people, manufactures its brands at 29 facilities and sells in more than 160 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. www.BacardiLimited.com
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