HR Generalist - 6 month FTC

Florence, Italy
Closing date
6 Jul 2023

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Human Resources

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At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


As a HR Generalist at Burberry, you will be supporting the Italian HR team in all aspects of HR administration, providing accurate and efficient HR support to our Italian teams across corporate and manufacturing and ensuring an exceptional customer experience.

This role as a HR Generalist is offered on a 6 month FTC basic. We operate a hybrid working model, with 2/3 days per week (depending on business requirements) from our offices in Scandicci and the remainder from home.


  • Acting as the first point of contact for all HR queries, from line managers, employees and our Employee Services team in the UK
  • Owning data analysis and reporting through SAP SuccessFactors and Excel, pulling data and information from our internal systems to analyse and present in MI packs
  • Administration of payroll and employee data across the whole employee lifecycle, from starters, leavers, absence and change
  • Partnering with Talent Acquisition around potential hiring, including offer letters and contracts, reference requests, new starter paperwork and onboarding
  • Supporting the HR Manager and line managers in investigations, disciplinary and outcome processes, including gathering evidence, preparing for interviews, taking notes and formal outcome letters


  • Practical experience in a HR Administrator/Advisory role
  • HR data analysis and reporting experience would be highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of Italian employment legislations and labor market
  • Fluent in both Italian and English, written and spoken
  • Exceptional communicator, able to advise across all levels of seniority and associated HR knowledge
  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills alongside high attention to detail
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office/Office 365, specifically Excel
  • Experience using SAP SuccessFactors, Kronos or similar HRIS/payroll systems advantageous

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight, ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations.

At Burberry, every individual, every team and every function, shares an incredible passion for the brand and is guided by a ‘brand-first’ mind-set. Decisions are evaluated through the lens of the long-term health and vitality of the Burberry brand.

Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company. Inspired by three Core Values - Protect, Explore, Inspire - rooted in the brand’s heritage and continually informing its guiding principles, Burberry leverages its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward.


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