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HR Generalist & Industrial Relation specialist


JobReq ID:  48685
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time



Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job Purpose

We are looking for an HR Generalist & Industrial Relation specialist, who will  manage employee relations, industrial relations , and HR processes like recruitment, performance Management, international mobility, benefits, training and development and specific projects related to the Technology Center in Bridgestone EMIA ( TCE).

In the area of  industrial relations, the role will run as specialist for the Technology Center of BSEMIA . In this responsibility (S)he will ensure creation , execution and maintenance of CBA, local agreements , relation with Unions . (S)he will contribute to alignment and consistency across all the Italian locations , through sharing of new regulations, practice , processes that might be relevant at Country level.

(S)he has to master Italian legislation and Industrial Relation, ensuring duly and timely implementation of any change in legislation.



Industrial Relation :

  • Coordinate and Manage all relations involving unions in TCE both at company and external unions bodies
  • Advise on contract negotiations and similar management-union relations and Ensure the HR staff in TCE  is knowledgeable about union contract compliance
  • Create and revise union contracts ( CBAs, local agreements )
  • Prepare and Maintain  documentation related to industrial relations
  • Provide first point of contact advice on the interpretation of CBA,  legislation and relevant application of industrial relations instruments
  • Undertake research (legislation, industrial instruments, industrial bulletins, media, etc) to provide information on current industrial issues
  • Manage industrial relation dispute resolution
  • Monitor organizational change processes – in cooperation with local HRBPs - and provide proactive advice to mitigate the risk of industrial disputes and ensure compliance with organizational policies
  • Ensure full knowledge and compliance to Italian legislation and Industrial Relation laws and regulations , with  duly and timely implementation of any change in legislation.
  • Collaborate, as needed, with our SalesCo in Milano and Manufacturing Plant in Bari to ensure a consistent country approach
  • Manage “Categorie Protette”


  • In line with headcount strategic and tactical plan, guarantee both the quantity and quality of the hiring, Ensure the recruitment approach is consistent with the company strategy ; Support the managers in defining the right profile in line with regional business context and in the creation of the job requisition in the system
  • Internships & Apprentices:                                                                                                                                                                          Management of all contacts and agreements with University, Public Institutions, Internship Desk, etc in order to maintain the active network and to guarantee the Internship positions are covered in time and based on specific learning project;

Management of the university posting and activation of all Internship; provide data to Payroll  team for the mandatory registration and communication to the institutions (insurance, social services);


Performance Management:


  • Contribute and Support the HRBP in the delivery of the Performance Management processes and operational activities in Company Systems ( SAP Success Factor)  in order to enhance people empowerment in the local organization and in line with the Company’s strategy
  • Support employees/Manager as needed, during the full performance management cycle
  • Support the Management of  low Performances through Performance Improvement Plan and execution


Training & Development


  • Contribute and Support the HRBP in the delivery of the Training & Development programs – looking specifically at those mandatory by Italian legislation
  • Support preparation of Funded Training Plan and related agreement with Unions


Benefit Administration


  • Evaluates, recommends, and administers employee’s benefit programs at TCE level.
  • Communicate the advantages of benefit packages to management and staff and stay abreast of employee benefits information.
  • Manage benefits transactions and work with vendors to make decisions about appropriate packages at local level, in particular on Health Insurance and Welfare.


International Mobility 

  • Support the Internal mobility process execution in an environment that is continuously looking and supporting international mobility, as well as bringing people onboard with diverse background in terms of culture and nationalities.


Projects :

  • Support employee engagement activities (also related to employee engagement survey)
  • Support local CSR activities
  • Produce and submit reports on general HR activities as preparation for new projects
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practice.
  • GDPR
  • Handle administrative tasks for onboarding, new hire orientation, and exit interviews
  • Provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service to employees in relation to absence and health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organizational change, and all other employee-relations matters
  • Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contributes to the development of policies
  • networking and interaction with peers and other HR pillars




  • degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relation, Law  is the minimal education requirement
  • Master post lauream  in Industrial Relation and / or Labour Law desired


Experience :

  • Minimum of 5  years experience in similar roles in Industrial relations management
  • Minimum of 8-10 years experience in HR
  • Experience in multinational company


Knowledge / Skills :

  • Excellent technical knowledge of industrial relations management
  • Experience with HR management
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • English and Italian language are a  must





If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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