Program Manager (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role
Join our international Product & Engineering team and take an active role in shaping the future of thousands of HR teams and organizations across Europe. At Personio you will have a direct impact on our product, our users, our organization, and our product development practices. 

You will work with autonomous, cross-functional and agile product teams to ensure the delivery of complex and large-scale programs with a huge business impact. To do so, you will facilitate the planning and the execution of projects to bring our product to the next level. This includes working with teams to prioritize and analyze trade-offs, communicate status to leadership and stakeholders, and organize dependencies across teams within Product & Engineering.

  • Manage and oversee large programs within your product vertical to meet business objectives in terms of value and quality
  • In an environment of cross-team dependencies, you facilitate decision-making by identifying key stakeholders and surfacing the required information to make critical decisions
  • Track delivery and OKR progress, manage timelines, follow up with teams, and make sure that they are converging toward the roadmap and company goals
  • Proactively assess and minimize program risk while working with teams and stakeholders to anticipate and remove roadblocks
  • Clearly and accurately communicate program status, issues, dependencies and risks to leadership and other program stakeholders beyond Product & Engineering
What you need to succeed
  • Over 5 years of relevant experience working on fast-scaling and complex systems with a strong background in project/program management and software development; Computer Science degree preferred
  • You’re an excellent self-starter with a track record of seamless execution on complex programs or projects across multiple teams and departments with minimal guidance
  • Proven success in driving results on time, influencing others, and cross-functional team interaction to resolve conflicts
  • Excellent problem solving, time and risk management, and tactical thinking skills with an eye for details but as well for the big picture
  • A profound understanding how technology can help drive business outcomes and enhance customer satisfaction
  • Great presentation and communication skills in written and spoken English (native speaker or level C1 on a CEFR scale)
  • Should be able to deal well with rapid changes, and feel comfortable navigating uncertain/ambiguous situations
Why Personio
  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast-growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping Personio and have a direct impact on the daily work of hundreds of thousands of users
  • 1,500 EUR of development budget per year for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • 28 paid vacation days, at least 3 days of home office per month, and flexible working hours
  • Unu electric scooter of your choice as "company car" (see or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket
  • Subsidized Qualitrain membership: For 25 euros a month you can train in 90 fitness and yoga studios, swimming pools and many other sports facilities in Munich
  • Relocation and visa support through an expert agency to Munich, Germany
  • Weekly German language courses
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich and skiing trip to Austria)
  • Because joining us at an early stage shows your trust and confidence in Personio, we want you to also profit from the success of the company. Therefore, we will offer you a competitive compensation package (e.g. salary, benefits, virtual shares)
About us
Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company and at the very same time: your own. As one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe, we have a great product, an amazing team with almost 500 employees and a market that is only waiting to be developed. By now we already have more than 2000 customers, but we aim high: Our goal is to build the leading HR platform in Europe. At Personio, we believe in hiring people like you - ambitious, forward-thinkers who want to be more than just another employee. Will you be one of them?

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