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Brown-Forman Human Resources Generalist - Italy in Milano, Italy

Meaningful Work From Day One

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Brown-Forman Italy HR team as we grow and evolve with the organization. You will work in a dynamic environment with different areas and partners to support our culture, performance, and process standards. We are looking for someone who is flexible, passionate about people and embodies our company values to provide excellent service to our internal customers. This role works closely with the Senior HR Manager in identifying current and future needs, ensuring the efficient and compliant execution of all HR processes, and acting as a key point of contact for employees and line managers.

What You Can Expect

  • Serves as the first point of contact for employees, providing guidance on HR topics in alignment with the Sr. HR Manager, and supporting employee relations processes.

  • Responsible for managing employee data in Workday throughout the employee lifecycle as well as creating reports and researching/analyzing data for the HR management team.

  • Ensures a successful onboarding experience for new hires, which includes developing an effective onboarding plan, contract/legal registrations, fleet allowances, and leading orientation.

  • Leads HR business process execution, including functional area incentive and performance management processes, reporting, and auditing information in Workday. Continuously identifies process improvement opportunities and implements changes within the scope of the role.

  • Coordinates development programs and training courses to foster employee engagement and participation.

  • Efficiently manages the payroll process, to include securing management approval and partnering with the payroll provider to ensure data accuracy. Collaborates with the Sr. HR Manager and compensation team for merit increases, bonuses and other salary changes.

  • Champions D&I initiatives to support our inclusive culture with surveys, HR programs, and other internal communications.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Experience in an HR Generalist role or performing HR systems responsibilities.

  • Solid knowledge of Italian labor law.

  • Fluent in Italian and advanced English (written and spoken).

  • Able to plan, organize, and complete assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.

  • Detail and process-oriented problem solver, with a focus on customer service, who is able to work independently or with a multicultural team.

  • Ability to build strong productive partnerships at all levels and leverage conflict management skills.

  • Strong computer skills with current, or ability to quickly build, proficiency of Google Workplace [Slides, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar and Mail], Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and other software, as needed.

What Makes You Unique

  • Human Resources certification

  • Experience with Workday

  • Self starter with a passion for results with operational excellence in a fast-paced, complex environment

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.


Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Europe Division

Function: HR

City: Milano

State: Milano

Country: ITA

Req ID: JR-00007801