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HR Business Partner


Australia - Sydney Barangaroo Office

About Us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

From its beginnings in cyclonic vacuums, Dyson’s portfolio has grown to include five main areas of technology: Cord-free and corded vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, lighting, environmental control machines (purifying fans, heating and cooling fans and humidifiers) and hair styling tools, which are sold in more than 82 countries across the world. We are on a mission to improve our customer’s lives: whether that be by making the the air they breathe safe and clean, or connecting them to high performing machines, which keep their homes clean. 

About the Role

HR Business Partners at Dyson play an important role in facilitating and leading strategic change. Reporting to the market Head of HR, you will provide effective HR business partnering to leadership teams and key stakeholders. The role is key to enabling our business model.

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 e-commerce to supply chain, marketing to finance, the ANZ teams work together to learn from each other’s' strengths, share successes and constantly reinvent and transform Dyson's presence on their countries. ANZ is one of our well-established APAC markets and a key part of our APAC business.

Main responsibilities include but not limited to:-

  • Drive employee engagement in your business areas and across the ANZ market, facilitating employee feedback gathering and associated action planning

  • Develop and integrate the people dimension into business plans and support delivery of the global People strategy.  Highlight the implications of business goals and ensure plans are 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 plans

  • Spot opportunities, review and reshape how the functions are set up and operate, to support their growth and increase their global effectiveness at sensible costs

  • Support/oversee/lead transformation, restructuring or cultural change projects as needed

  • Lead the talent agenda for your business areas, understanding key talent, their strengths and development needs. Provide the framework for talent reviews and develop succession plans for key roles

  • Develop and champion high-performance culture across your business areas

  • Work with teams in your business areas to identify skill and capability gaps and relevant, creative L&D solutions as per the 70/20/10 learning principle

  • Work with Centres of Expertise to ensure effective hiring strategies and build the Dyson employee value proposition locally

  • Ensure quality, customer focused, pragmatic and efficient HR support across your business areas, manage complex ER cases, spot things to fix and be proactive about driving efficiencies

  • Contribute to progress of the overall people agenda and relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role

About You

You will bring solid experience in HR Partnering, typically supporting commercial / go to market & retail client groups providing both operational and strategic HR support, ideally in a global, matrixed organization. Demonstrating experience that shows the ability to craft, own and implement people strategies across multiple business areas, that evidence tangible results is key along with the ability to engage and influence senior and challenging stakeholders. You are a great relationship builder who connects effectively across a range of senior professional leaders and personalities and can works effectively across boundaries and networks.

Previous skills & experience:-

  • Experience managing a portfolio that shows evidence you can improve organisational capability by implementing new organisational design thinking, tools and methods

  • Change leadership experience providing 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

  • Thrives in a fast paced, ever-changing business, is comfortable with ambiguity

  • Clear business acumen and passion and can develop and articulate an HR/OD agenda that’ll drive positive outcomes

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

  • A confident and shrewd influencer who reads when and how to gain commitment of others. Can stand own ground but also be flexible as needed to serve the ‘bigger picture’


Outside of a competitive salary, our team members receive generous product discounts, additional paid annual leave, a generous, above market parental leave scheme and ongoing learning and development opportunities.

At Dyson, our people are at the heart of everything we do. We value you bringing yourself to work and we want to deliver an employee experience that matches the quality we give to our customers.

We have a vibrant and diverse culture that is geared towards recognition and realising ambition. You'll have regular social activities to take part in and you'll work with a fantastic team of people every day.


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.