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Senior HR Advisor


Italy - Milan 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.

Pioneering technology takes more than just inventive engineers. At Dyson, we take a problem-solving approach to everything we do. And across our support teams, we’re proud to be different. And importantly, we support change to maintain our rapid growth. From our Finance and Security teams, through to Legal, Communications and our People function, we’re focused on delivering an unsurpassed service across the entire business.

About the Role

To provide the day to day operational guidance and direction to key departments to enable effective people management across all levels.  To give strategic insight to the people planning process that support longer term plans to recruit, retain and develop great people passionate about Dyson. To coordinate relationship and escalate issue with Dyson Business Services team located in Krakow.

Be an effective communicator and build relationships at all levels to enable the support, advice and challenge of people practices within the business.


Provide proactive operational support to the managers community

  • Be the first point of contact for all Managers to provide expert advice in all areas of Employee Relations, HR policy and practice, keeping employment local law knowledge current and relevant

  • Work with Dyson Business Service team to make sure key people processes are delivered accurately and in time (e.g. Payroll, Time and Attendance, onboarding, offboarding, benefit, HR policy review...)

  • Work with the Talent & Acquisition team and Managers to critically assess levels of resource. 

  • Work to up-skill the Managers’ capability on all management issues including performance management, absence management, and employee relations issues.

  • Effectively manage the employee relations workload, ensuring that issues are dealt with in a timely manner and with a pragmatic approach.

  • Review data and produce reports for key employee metrics, identifying, investigating and flagging possible implications of issues/trends that show up.

Drive delivery of HR strategic initiatives

  • To maintain and further develop commercial knowledge of the rapidly changing business environment. Work closely with and provide appropriate challenge to Managers to be a key contributor of the business’s decision making process.

  • Project manage organisation changes resulting from strategic initiatives.

  • With Managers, develop departmental people plans and drive/support delivery of core business objectives.

Support Talent Management working closely with HR Business Partner/Head of HR

  • Support identification of current and future critical roles and deliver succession planning for client groups.

  • Critically assess the level of capability and work with Managers to proactively support performance management and career discussions across the teams.

  • Support Managers to develop their teams, raising the bar of capability across all areas.

  • Assess the training needs to maximize the potential of people and where appropriate design and deliver training programs to meet that need.

Fulfil other duties as required:

  • Proactively spot/implement opportunities to improve team ways of working and supporting customers; identify problems and find solutions.

  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role

About You


  • Excellent generalist HR experience

  • A strong understanding of Italy employment law

  • Change management experience

  • Proven ability in coaching

  • Previous experience in a FMCG or highly commercial environment


  • Computer literate

  • Strong organisational and time management skils

  • Team Work

  • Drive for results

  • Enthusiasm

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Italian and English

  • Influencing/negotiation skills

  • Project management skills


  • A high level of focus on the achievement of targeted results

  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external customers

  • Able to generate innovative HR solutions

  • Good all round business knowledge

  • Business/commercial focus


  • Company bonus scheme

  • Lunch voucher (9,5€) 

  • Discounted Dyson machines

  • 50% public transport subsidy

Please submit your application in English!


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.