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HR Manager

Barcelona, Spain
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


To support the HR Operations goal of optimal service delivery through providing comprehensive, accurate and commercial HR advice to the designated client group as appropriate, adhering to legislation and Company policy at all times, working in close partnership with the appropriate Senior HR Manager and the business area.
The client group is part of the Southern Europe Retail Region, supporting the Commercial and Teams (scope: circa 90 employees) across Spain

This role is being offered as a 9 month fixed term contract.


  • Be the link between ER and the business, advising on policy and aligning the business to existing and new HR policy
  • Protect the business by ensuring legal compliance that is culturally in line with our brand values
  • Manage ER casework as required, involving consultation, grievances, disciplinary, performance management and settlement agreements. Casework involvement will mainly be at a senior / complex / high risk level
  • Working with the business to support with country specific projects, as well as define and roll-out local guidelines and procedures, where required.
  • To support line managers within designated client group both informally and formally on all employee relations issues; escalating to the Senior HR Manger if and when appropriate
  • To consult with Senior HR Manager and VP HR on high level and sensitive ER cases while retaining full ownership
  • Liaising with local trade unions with meetings and planning agreements (if applicable) according to the law, and support stores to deliver commercial strategy through people

  • To support the Senior HR Manager, in partnership with Finance, to track actual spend against forecast on a monthly basis using knowledge of new starters, leavers and employee changes within designated client group, as well as providing guidance to the Talent Acquisition team
  • Support the Senior HR Manager and VP HR to implement organizational design initiatives and change.
  • Closely working with the South Europe supporting functions

  • Review all recruitment paperwork, partner with the Global Benefits and Mobility/Immigration CoE on visa applications, and link with external peer networks to keep HR knowledge relevant and up to date


  • Proven experience in generalist HR Business Partner HR Manager role
  • Understanding of the retail//luxury goods industry
  • Confidence to handle employee relations cases
  • Experience in dealing with union representatives
  • Fluency in Spanish & English essential
  • Thrives on making recommendations that provide solutions and efficiencies.
  • University degree/CIPD desirable


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

Posting Notes: España || No aplicable || Barcelona || HR || EMEIA - HR BUSINESS PARTNERING || n/a ||


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