HR Manager

We have an opportunity for a HR Manager (M/F) to join our team operating from Corbetta in Milan, Italy.

Who are we?

Fytexia Group is a life science company that specializes in the development of scientifically supported active ingredients for dietary supplements. 

Fytexia Group’s mission is to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases and mild infections by offering innovative nutritional supplements inspired by recognized public health food practices and supported by scientific research. The ingredients developed by Fytexia Group enter the formulas of the most advanced dietary supplements to improve the health and well-being of consumers.

Operating from Vendres, France and Corbetta, Italy, the company operates in an international B2B environment and sells its ingredients in over 40 countries worldwide, with sales offices in Europe, USA, and Malaysia.

Fytexia Group belongs to ABF Ingredients, the ingredients division of Associated British Foods, a diversified international food, ingredients, and retail group with 128,000 employees. The Group values respect for people, integrity, collaboration and rigour.

What is the Role?

Reporting to the Business Director, you are in charge of the development of new health ingredients. To achieve your objectives, focused on developing our product ranges in line with the customers’ expectations, you will manage a team of two people.

Reporting to the HR Director and in connection with the Italian Business Unit Director, you will provide day-to-day operational HR support for employees and line managers.

Your missions will be:

Recruitment & Onboarding

  • Identify recruitment partners or channels and negotiate appropriate, country-specific terms and conditions which comply with NBA requirements.
  • Support with set-up and delivery of appropriate selection processes including screening, interviewing and testing, ensuring a great candidate experience.
  • Create employment offers and contracts and conduct any requisite pre-employment checks
  • Support with the effective onboarding, set-up and transition of new starters


  • Assist in payroll preparation by providing the relevant data (absences, bonus, leaves, etc)
  • Assist with the documentation of employee compensation and benefits
  • Recommendations for inflation-based pay increases and administration of annual pay review process, where applicable
  • Administration of local incentive programmes and awards
  • Ensure compliance with local employment and benefits laws and regulations
  • Manage reward queries and local benchmarking

Employee Relations & Admin

  • Provide operational advice and support on issues relating to grievance, disciplinary or capability
  • Assist with or develop HR processes, policies and systems, in line with local employment legislation
  • Coordinate management-employee communications and play a key role in the roll-out of the bi-annual employee engagement survey, including follow-up and action planning.
  • Deal with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations
  • Compile and maintain paper, digital and electronic employee records
  • Produce and submit HR reports

Performance Management & Development

  • Administration of annual performance management cycle
  • Provide support on requests for learning & development, utilising ABFI Head Office as appropriate
  • Ensure mandatory and compliance learning is completed by employees as required
  • Develop and execute a plan to define, prioritize, and deliver current and future talent requirements, including internal talent development and external talent acquisition, to ensure available talent to achieve of business goals.
  • Coach all employees to ensure that the appropriate level of focus is placed on assessing talent capabilities and taking action to develop talent both for improved performance and future talent pipeline readiness
  • Support site leadership in effectively deploying performance management and rewards processes/practices to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers.

Manage or support projects as requested

What are we looking for? 

The succesful candidate should have:

  • Degree in HR or equivalent (or certifying experience)
  • At least 3-4 years of experience in the role
  • Working knowledge of Italian labour laws
  • Coaching & People Development skills
  • Business Fluent in Italian and English both written and verbal are an advantage
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High level of discretion with confidential information
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking & problem solving