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People and Performance Partner

People and Performance Partner

Job title: People and Performance Partner
Location: Milan
Salary: negotiable
Reference: PPML01_1637753715
Contact name: Milan Careers
Contact email:
Published: 3 days ago

Job description

This position is for a People and Performance Partner working in our Milan office, who will be responsible for the learning and development experience of Milan based Oliver James employees in order to coach and aid individual's progression.

Working at OJ:

At Oliver James people are our strength, they are our competitive edge and the key to our success and the service we provide.

When you join OJ, you enter an environment where your career progression is taken seriously. From day one, our global People and Performance team will work with you to build your confidence and knowledge through a tailored training programme, and this remains the case at every stage of your career.

We provide you with the platform to perform to the best of your ability and continuously develop. You have the authority and accountability to be responsible for the speed and success of your own career progression and development through a transparent promotion pathway, providing you with a clear route to progress.

Every team at OJ is made of individuals with unique strengths, so we provide an inclusive work culture that is collaborative and committed to a collective vision. You will work with some of the most talent professionals and will be supported by investment in the world's most innovative tools and OJ's agile working environment.

We work hard, are ambitious, but most importantly, we celebrate success and love what we do! If you have the drive to be the best at what you do, you can expect high levels of trust and support in return. Wherever you want your career to go, OJ will provide you with the platform to take your career to the next level.

About the role

As People and Performance Partner, your responsibilities will be:

  • Responsibility for the learning and development experience of Milan based Oliver James employees in order to aid individual's progression

  • 121 mentoring and coaching delivered to employees in order to ensure continued advancement and maximum profitability

  • Responsibility for analysis, preparation and delivery of Oliver James core education programmes

  • Proactively identifying and advising senior stakeholders on opportunities to maximise revenue and increase profitability across sales operations

  • Design and delivery of complex roleplay scenarios to ensure Oliver James best practice is adhered to

  • Organisation and management of dedicated sales days/half days

  • Facilitation of round tables and interactive workshops with Partners and managers at a range of experience levels

  • Accurate logging of employee development, providing regular advice and substantial feedback to support talent pipelining and promotion decisions

  • Constant interaction with the rest of the senior team, providing critical advice on office environment, sales performance, and new opportunities for growth

  • Monitoring of employee engagement levels and development pathways to ensure maximum retention of staff

About you

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar position or in a recruitment role

  • Fluent Italian and English are required

  • Expert level knowledge of recruitment, recruitment practices and associated skills

  • A track record of high achievement in previous roles

  • Team leadership or mentoring experience gained within a recruitment environment desirable

  • Engaging, positive and enthusiastic approach to work

  • Efficient organizational, planning and time management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, able to build rapport & long term business relationships

  • Experience of influencing and communicating with senior stakeholders

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, displaying a high level of diplomacy and professionalism

  • The ability to be a team player and capable of operating autonomously

  • A confident and proactive approach

  • An innate desire to be successful and commit to the role requirements

  • Ability of build others, understanding the whole person to succeed in enabling their goals, instilling belief and inspiring the drive to do the basics, most often and to the best of their ability

  • Ability of listen first and listen long, aiming to understand before making decisions or giving advice. Through great questioning, coaching and genuine interest in different points of view.

What we offer

  • Transparent promotion pathway at every level

  • Excellent and competitive benefits

  • Tailored training at every level

  • Festive close-down* + holiday allowance (*location dependant)

  • Monthly OJ get togethers

  • Annual Company Events

  • Extended lunch break for gym-goers

Introduction to OJ Milan from Pietro Novelli, Country Director, Italy

Welcome to OJ Milan!

It is my goal to make OJ the best specialist-driven recruitment company to work for in Italy, both in terms of business success and office environment. To achieve this, myself and the management team work hard to ensure our culture is one that is inclusive and high performing, while also encouraging and supporting flexibility and well-being.

From our iconic office in the Fintech District of Milan, we do our very best to support our clients - the most important corporates and scale-up's operating in the Italian market - and niche candidate pools with market-leading services and meticulous care.

As a group of highly driven and ambitious professionals, we listen and tailor every part of people's OJ journey to ensure everyone can succeed in their career ambitions, and most importantly, do it with a smile on their face.