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HR Generalist

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Location: Firenze, Italy
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Human Resources & Communication

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Étoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a human-centered corporate culture.

Our Company offers numerous opportunities for professional development. You want to  help save lives across the globe? Join the 13,000 employees of bioMérieux!






The primary purpose of the Human Resources Generalist is to serve as the key point of contact across a range of human resources requirements. These requirements encompass, but are not limited to recruitment and selection, hiring and onboarding, implement and apply HR policies, deal with payroll aspects, provide employee assistance and help in their well-being, participate at performance appraisal and remuneration management, and be active part of a range of other operational and program driven services and initiatives in support of bioMérieux business objectives. Reporting to the Adriatic Cluster HR Director, this position plays an important role in completing a variety of tasks to support the daily operations of the HR department.


Main Responsibilities:



  • Provide support to the bioMérieux Adriatic employees, making sure they are provided with all technical and administrative HR information, as well as with applicable policies
  • Support the HR Team and the Managers with the administrative management of the employees
  • Be for all employees a point of reference for payroll and compensation & reward aspects
  • Perform activities of reporting (e.g. overtime, holidays, absence leave, activities required by Corporate, etc) and analysis of HR KPI
  • Have solid experience in budget preparation, revision, implementation, therefore, be at ease with data analysis and calculations
  • Manage from an administrative point of view the labor relationship of the employees with the company (explain employment agreements, transformations, terminations, execution of agreements signed with the Unions, contact with the employees to explain their payslip, the HR policies, their requests regarding the TFR, accidents at work, support during internal and external audits, etc)
  • Participate and provide support during meetings with the Unions;
  • Analyze the labor cost for budget activity, reconciliation, internal data analysis and therefore need to collaborate with Finance (also for purposes of insurance matters, old pension funds, termination or exit agreements, etc)
  • Be a point of reference for the employees in the delivery of HR Processes
  • Build a strong business relationship with the internal client
  • Recruit candidates in order to cover needs by conducting cv screening, interviews, evaluation, hiring, onboarding
  • Be an active member of the Adriatic HR team, participating at all events organized or suggested by Regional and Corporate HR. 
  • Assists with and coordinate performance management including Performance Improvement Plans
  • Manages Employee Temporary Services (e.g. leased workers, staff leasing, etc)
  • Facilitates communication and employee involvement initiatives
  • In line with internal or regional HR policies and guidelines, administers local salary performance review procedure, and employment related policies and procedure


Typical Studies-Experience, Skills and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required (economics or law are preferred); Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Master in Human Resources Management is a plus
  • 4-5 experience in structured companies, ideally in a multinational environment
  • Excellent knowledge of EXCEL, Power Point, WORD, Outlook
  • Good knowledge of local laws and directives related to the work force
  • Able to act and decide responsible with respect to the company strategy
  • Ability to motivate, criticize constructively and also receive constructive criticism
  • Personally credible. Expert in both HR and commercial issues, and takes a professional approach
  • Collaborative. Able to work well with a range of people both within and outside of the organization





Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 13 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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