Blending Manager – Bacardi

Our spirits are exquisitely crafted with long tradition and great pride. And, as a 7th generation family company, our business has always been about more than liquids or bottles.

For more than 161 years, we’ve been proud to be a catalyst for connection. We believe our purpose is to spark real-life rituals to bring people together for key moments in celebration, conversation and contemplation. Be it over a celebratory toast, a reunion of old friends, an impromptu post-work aperitif, an occasional big night out, or an epic gathering of communities bound by film, music, art or sports.

Meeting with friends new and old isn’t trivial, it’s essential for our wellbeing and plays a vital role in a well-lived and well-balanced life. We craft our exquisite spirits as a centerpiece of these real-life moments.

We encourage people to connect over one carefully crafted, exquisite drink at a time – savouring each sip, responsibly.

  • Job Name – Blending Manager
  • Country: India
  • City: Nanjangud
  • Function:Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Reporting Line:General Manager Supply Chain South & West
  • Job type:Full time

About the role


This opportunity offers a platform for creative expression through crafting unique flavor profiles, meeting the rising market demand for craft spirits, and allow for the shaping of a legacy in the realm of rum production and innovation.


Highly skilled and experienced Process Owner to oversee the Ageing & Blending operation at our rum distillery. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the rum-making process, and should know the phenomena of maturation of liquid, and the ability to fabricate good quality blends for products like rum, whiskey, brandy, Vodka and RTD etc. You will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the operations are within compliance with industry standards and company policies, while also identifying opportunities for continuous improvement using LEAN Manufacturing methodologies.



  • Responsibility for maintaining the liquid as per the long-term demand plan
  • Maintaining the inventory of wooden barrels, filling of barrels, dumping of barrels, and refilling of barrels as per requirement, storing of barrels abs CAPEX for barrels as per LTDP plan
  • Knowledge of importing and exporting of the liquid across India and overseas county and documentation required for importing and exporting
  • Expert in the reconciliation of ageing warehouse liquid inventory and maintain it as per excise books
  • Responsible for maintaining the housekeeping and upkeep of the warehouse, warehouse floors, operation vehicle maintenance, processing area, and spirits and loading area
  • Provide coaching and other feedback as necessary to ensure strong performance from all team members
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with management
  • Tracking of KPIs, RFT’s, Quality Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Process Optimization in all Aging Warehouse and Processing areas.


  • Knowledge of sensory like food Flavors, special spirits, ENA/GNS, matured rum spirits, malt spirits, scotch spirits, etc. 
  • Knowledge of sections of the base for different products
  • Planning for importing and exporting spirits or liquids
  • Planning for flavors for products considering the lead time and any other contingency as per the sales forecast
  • Planning & handling the blend according to daily, weekly, and monthly projections given by the sales team, following up for the ENA, Matured spirit, GNS, flavors, etc. accordingly
  • Ensures the Quality of the blends in terms of color, turbidity, pH, strength, etc.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Production, SQS, and Quality, to optimize the blending process and resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives, utilizing Lean methodologies and other best practices to enhance product quality. 
  • Train the team members on process-related matters, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 
  • Monitor and analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as necessary
  • Lean implementation and maintain 5S, Kaizen, Gemba walk etc. 
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives, utilizing Lean methodologies and other best practices to enhance process efficiency and product quality.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure process consistency, efficiency, and product quality.
  • Participate in the DDS for Operations (Distillery/Aging/Blending) to set priorities and allocate resources. 
  • Knowledge of excise and customs regulations and handling the excise audits as and when it happens.  
  • Blend and Spirit MIS preparation monthly, quarterly & yearly. 
  • Knowledge of new product development. 
  • Responsible for Overall GMP & GHP in the area.
  • Responsible for traceability records for the spirits, products, etc.
  • Maintain the traceability records of products and product samples as per company policy.  

Skills and Experience


  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and control systems
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015, ISO 45001-2018, FSSC 22000. 
  • Knowledge of GMP and GHP and tools like SAP/Drums or any other tools which is being used by the organization for monitoring the liquid. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft tools and SAP 
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills. Have the ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Analysis and proactive problem solving 
  • Strong negotiation skills and capacity for judgment and decision making


  • 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. You’re an authentic leader who acts with purpose and has an approachable, empathetic, open communication style. Embrace multicultural environment with diverse ways of working. 
  • 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. You will have an attitude of constant learning and improving. Inquisitiveness/ curiosity around new media, digital, technology and social trends and possessing an attitude to experiment or innovate in these areas. 
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance. You create strong positive first impressions and build those into great relationships. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. You operate at pace, can multi-skill effectively and are at ease in leading projects. You will be highly performance driven, commercially and financially astute. 
  • 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. Highly comfortable with change and ambiguity.

Our culture

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. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

🔊 Be Aware, We never charge any consultancy fee for jobs.

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