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HR Business Partner


Spain - Madrid Office

About Dyson

Our EMEA region is diverse, fast-changing, and an exciting place to work. Spanning from MEA and our emerging markets, to the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Portugal where Dyson have been established for over two decades, this region is at the heart of Dyson's history, and an engine for its 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

Iberia region covers 2 markets: Spain and Portugal, the latter has been recently established with an ambitious expansion plan.  Whilst each Head office has an MD, they report into the EMEA Regional President. There is true ambition to accelerate the markets growth and to transform the business model and the people agenda.

The HR Business Partner of Iberia will partner with the MD Spain and MD Portugal. They will be responsible for building a cohesive people agenda that can respond and adapt to the changing environment. The role of the HRBP is to enact and implement both local agendas and shaping and owning the broader EMEA and Group people initiatives.

The role will report in to the EMEA HR Director. In this role you will partner with functional teams and market leads to develop and execute the People strategies and planning activities that drive organisational 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.

The role in IBERIA:

  • Work with MD’s to develop and implement people plans and solutions to achieve strategic business initiatives and deliver results.

  • Challenge ways of working identify problems and find ways to fix them.

  • Lead your business area on organisational design, workforce planning, succession planning, and capability assessment to drive future scale and growth of the business.

  • Review and analyse people data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and employee experience

  • Coach Market MDs within the organisation to build leadership capabilities: challenge and influence, successfully navigating different styles and personalities to build trusted, credible partnerships.

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to source high potential Dyson Talent that will drive future scale for the Dyson business.

  • Build a world class talent pipeline, ensuring the right roles, capabilities and frameworks are in place to deliver. Constantly review business and people performance, ensure succession/capability risks are understood and managed, and tackle challenges and seize opportunities over the short and long term.

  • Lead and support, both local and international, HR and business initiatives and projects.

  • Provide ongoing support to the leadership team on people related matters including policies and procedures, employee relations activity.

  • Provide compensation support including salary planning, approval of salary actions, and promotions.

  • A champion of the Dyson culture and values - connected to the "pulse" of our people across Iberia, working closely with senior business leaders to drive organisational effectiveness and engagement. Develop and champion a high-performance culture across Iberia business.

  • Core HR service – Ensure legal compliances in labour law. Implement group and local HR policies and ensure a proper follow-up. Responsible for the liaison with the DBS Employee Services and the point of cases escalation.


About you

  • Degree and professionally qualified

  • 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.

  • Proven ability to diagnose problems with strategic thinking skills, as well as drive appropriate solutions with tactical actions

  • Comfortable operating in an ambiguous environment with multiple priorities and high level of autonomy

  • Exceptional listening and communication skills with the ability to influence and coach Managers at all levels in the organisation

  • Ability to work independently, as well as an active member of both business and HR teams

  • Strong business commerciality and ability to work well across different functions in order to integrate HR and business strategies

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

  • Resilient and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with a high level of energy and pace

  • Fluency in English


  • 23 days annual leave

  • Medical Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Subsidized sport activities

  • Flexible Retribution (Restaurant, transportation vouchers, Kindergarten)

  • Discounted Dyson Machines

  • Flexible Working Hours

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Relaxed dress code


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.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.