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People Business Partner

at Media.Monks

Milan, Italy

About the Role

As HR Business Partner at Media.Monks, you will operate within the EMEA HR Team, reporting to the Regional Deputy HR Director, and working from our Milan office.

In this hands-on role, and working closely with local HR colleagues across EMEA, you will coordinate HR initiatives for a Client Team of 300+ Monks, partnering with the Client Leadership Team on HR projects that align with the organisation's goals and objectives.


Serving as the key HR Business Partner on a cross-country Client Team of 300+ Monks, you will work closely with local HR teams across EMEA to both coordinate and collect guidance on:

  • Local employee relations topics
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation & Benefits 
  • Organisational design projects
  • People Engagement initiatives
  • People Experience Initiatives
  • New HR processes recommendation, development and execution as required to grow the business

Organisation Effectiveness 

  • Establish ways of working to do more with less, nimble execution, and high collaboration. Ensure both strategy and execution of tactics are addressed in all aspects of HR.
  • Take the lead in ensuring that a comprehensive set of operational policies are in place, staff have been trained and compliance is verified. Facilitate the review and development of existing policies and procedures to reflect the needs of a growing and dynamic organisation. 
  • Identify and implement improvement to the team’s processes. Strengthen the delivery and execution of our HR programs, operations and services that enhance our employee experience. 
  • Oversee compliance with all employment laws and partner with People Business Partners to communicate findings to leadership

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prioritise workload and self-manage projects; demonstrates initiative and manages multiple, competing priorities
  • As part of the job, you will be expected to have an optimistic approach to challenges. This means that you are able to remain positive in difficult situations and look for solutions.
  • HR experience in a high growth and fast pace company
  • Experience with core HR domains, including employee relations, performance management
  • Experience with people data analytics; ability to influence with data


About You

  • At least 5 years of experience in an HR function or equivalent degree and experience.
  • Demonstrated success as an Business Partner supporting 100+ employees 
  • Hands-o style, approachable 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment 
  • Committed to highest ethical standards, data integrity, established process, documentation, and to continuous learning.
  • Proven organisational skills with high attention to detail and the ability to prioritse
  • Fluency in English a must
  • International HR experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with Labour Law of Countries in EMEA is a plus
  • Experience with Workday is  a plus



About Media.Monks

Media.Monks is the purely digital, unitary operating brand of S4Capital plc that connects 7,600+ digital natives across one global team. We are united by a mission to shift industries forward and pave the path towards ambitious outcomes so our clients and our people can realize their full potential for growth. Joining Media.Monks means becoming part of a highly ambitious collective of some of the most gifted, focused, joyful talent from all over the world, with the goal to change the industry for good.

Our unified model combines solutions in media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services to help our clients continuously reinvent themselves throughout increasingly rapid cycles of disruption. Our efforts to shape culture, build innovative technologies and unlock the future of growth have earned recognition from numerous esteemed panels: we maintain a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-23), regular recognition at Cannes Lions, and continual inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-24). In addition, we’ve received the honor of being Adweek’s first AI Agency of the year (2023), the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-24), a record number of FWAs, and have earned a spot on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces 2023. Together, these achievements solidify our experience in digital innovation, excellence in craft, and commitment to personal growth.

We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a respectful and empowering work environment for all people to freely express themselves amongst colleagues who embrace diversity in all respects. Including fresh voices and unique points of view in all aspects of our business not only creates an environment where we can all grow and thrive but also increases our potential to produce work that better represents—and resonates with—the world around us. 

While we continue to grow our teams, please be mindful of fraudulent job postings and recruiting activities that may use our company name and information. Please be mindful to protect your personal information, especially your national identification number, and bank account information during a recruiting process. While Media.Monks may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, we will always ask applicants to apply through our website ( and will never ask for payment or bank account information during the recruitment process.

  • Responsible for resourcing and implementing security controls for your teams processes and systems
  • Responsible that all your personnel apply information security in accordance with the established information security policy

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