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HR Business Partner


Spain - Madrid Office

About us

Our EMEA region is diverse, fast-changing, and an exciting place to work. Spanning from MEA and our emerging markets, to the UK, France and Germany where Dyson have been established for over two decades, this region is at the heart of Dyson's history, and an engine for it's growth. As a region, we have offices in 16 countries and operations in more than 25. Our market teams are responsible for taking Group strategy, applying their local expertise and experience, and delivering world-class products and service to our owners. From digital to supply chain, marketing to finance, the EMEA teams work together to learn from each other’s' strengths, share successes, and constantly reinvent and transform Dyson's presence on their countries

About the role

There is true ambition to accelerate markets profit and position Iberia (Spain & Portugal) as employer of choice markets with changes in business models and support the ambitious people agenda.  it’s also a time of great change as we shift organization structures, clarifying governance and new ways of working as we build out the new operating model

The role will report into the Head of HR SEU (France, Italy, Iberia). In the role of HRBP, you will partner with functional teams, business leads to develop and execute the People strategies and planning activities that drive organizational and people effectiveness.  Commercially savvy, you are able to influence, challenge and interpret business direction into strategic and tactical plans, with a resilient but natural style that brings the business and teams with you.  The role is challenging and faced paced, working across multiple disciplines and with multiple partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the Iberia leadership and other senior leaders in their teams.  Provide support to deliver actions that’ll drive people and organization performance, including development of their own team.

  • People plans – implement the people plan to support delivery of the Iberia and EMEA & Global People Blueprint.  Facilitate the implications of business goals and ensure plans in place to tackle risks, challenges and opportunities over the short and long term. Ensure the right capabilities, frameworks and ways of working are in place to deliver

  • Collaborate with Dyson shared services team to deliver end to end Payroll and Admin for all employees.

  • Talent acquisition - Work with Centres of Expertise to ensure effective hiring strategies; ensure teams are recruiting for the future as well as the now.

  • Talent development & career – Provide the framework and facilitate talent moves and succession, both within the Spain & Portugal based team.  Ensure key roles are resourced with great talent, future leaders developed, career paths/aspirations supported, and succession/capability risks understood and managed.

  • Performance management – Develop and champion high performance culture across your function.  Coach, influence, up-skill and encourage senior leaders to provide clear direction, and line managers to provide continuous goal clarity, feedback and development.  

  • Manage employee relations issues, including disciplinary and grievance procedure

  • Able to dive into data and details and analyse, interpret and present back to the business

  • Proven track record of delivering results and driving employee engagement

About you

Experience & Competencies

  • Degree calibre, CIPD,  high HR professional credentials.

  • You will have previous experience as a true HR generalist where you have provided both operational and strategic HR support to a business in a global, matrixed organisation.

  • HR partnering experience - typically supporting professional client groups (who enjoy logic, process and detail) with past experience of engaging and influencing senior and challenging stakeholders.

  • Change management experience - has provided frameworks, influence and challenge to senior teams to identify and drive through organisation change in a variety of scenarios

  • Experienced at working with speed, pragmatism and professionalism, ideally in an entrepreneurial culture.

  • Passion to contribute to on development of high performance culture and culture of motivation & satisfaction

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Line Management experience desirable.


  • Highly credible and professional with stakeholders, with immediate positive impact. Intellectually agile, quick thinking and articulate.

  • Open, practical and pragmatic.  Able to balance a high volume of conflicting priorities and works with energy and pace.

  • Great relationship builder: connects effectively across a range of senior professional leaders and personalities, and can works effectively across boundaries and networks.

  • Great delivery management: happy to get stuck in to the detail, creates energy and mobilises others (with and without direct line authority) to deliver against goals and projects, ensuring work is completed efficiently and effectively.

  • Must have, speak Spanish & English (full professional proficiency), preferably Portuguese

  • Results driven. Tenacious and determined to get things done in the face of ambiguity and even opposition; and inspires others to do the same.

  • Resilient and tough; bounces back when knocked.


  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • 23 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Private Medical insurance

  • Restaurant voucher

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.