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Unilever HRBP Assistant R&D in Casalpusterlengo, Italy

Job Title: HRBP Assistant R&D

Location: Casalpusterlengo (LO) , Italy

Function: Human Resources  

Type of Contract: Temporary 1 year

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This is a HR Business Partner Assistant role for the Casalpusterlengo R&D site, supporting the Oral Care and Home Care R&D teams .  

This role plays a key role in delivering HR support to the business and ensuring HR delivery is in fully aligned to business goals in their area of business, building successful partnerships and collaboration with our support teams, partnering with business leaders and HR Expertise & Innovation teams and Employee Experience Teams to shape the people, culture, learning and engagement strategies, working closely with the Global HR Lead s for R&D Home Care & Oral Care .   



The HR Business Partner Assistant ensures the execution of HR activities being aligned with global direction and strategy and the local Italian context .   

Talent and Career Management  

  • Provide input into the talent management strategy and maintain the talent pipeline for the overall R&D pipeline in Casal pusterlengo .  

  • Activate and execute the performance management cycle in line with the global timelines  and support to embed a high-performance culture . Work with Global HRBP to ensure local performance benchmarks are in line with Global Category / Business Unit benchmarks.

  • Support line managers in linking / executing reward guidelines as required  

  • Execution of talent and career management frameworks as required  

  • Use Leadership and Talent Development Tools to drive organization performance 

    Culture Development, Learning & Employee Engagement:   

  • Support the site lead r esponsible for cultural interventions to enable the Casal pusterlengo R&D teams to work effectively and efficiently in diverse and inclusive environment .

  • Support initiatives to bring together local site culture together with G lobal C ategory culture to drive One Team mindset .

  • Develop and execute capability building plans to ensure the Casalpusterlengo R&D talents are future fit to drive business growth 

  • Implement engagement, well-being initiatives and recognition schemes for the Casalpusterlengo R&D community. 

    Employee Relations

  • Maintain a partnership relationship with local Trade Union and support site change management as required

  • Support line managers with sick absence cases and work with onsite Doctor for advice as required .

  • Maintain sick absence records and ensure long term or recurring sick absence is managed promptly .

  • Coach line managers to drive performance management conversations


  • Experience in HR, ideally with some experience in business partnering 

  • Passion for business with strong customer focus 

  • Good knowledge of key HR processes, roles and responsibilities  

  • Comfortable with HR systems (Workday, PowerBI etc) and managing, analysing HR data and building insights and a point of view from that data 

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to respond to multiple changes and working to influence change remotely 

  • Experience of working across teams in a global environment – both F2F and virtually. 

  • Ability and drive to work independently 

  • Proven track record on adaptability, agility and passion for continuous improvement/learning 

  • Fluency in English and Italian

    What we offer

    Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all. 

    Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self.

    Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bring ing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

Job Category: Human Resources

Job Type: HRBP Assistant

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals