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Staff Product Manager, Design System (d/f/m)

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

The Role: How you'll make an impact at Personio
This position can be office-based or fully remote from one of the following countries: New York, Germany, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, or the UK.

At Personio, your work transforms the way millions of people experience work every day. Join our Product & Technology team, where we drive our customers’ outcomes by designing, developing and delivering innovative and high quality products. Be empowered to take ownership of your areas and make an impact on your team, our product, and our customers. 

We are looking for an experienced Staff Product Manager (L6) to join our Global Experiences product area and lead the effort to build out a modern design system. This is a strategic and rewarding role that will work cross-functionally with customers, other product teams, and senior leadership to ensure the entire Personio product feels cohesive, satisfying, and easy to use for all personas. You will be responsible for strategizing, developing, and deploying a robust design system across the entire Personio product on all platforms (web and mobile). You will also be responsible for establishing principles and governance models for other teams to adopt in order to provide a great user experience. This cross-product role is central to helping Personio differentiate itself as a consumer-grade SaaS product. 

You have spent 5+ years building incredible product experiences for B2B or B2C platforms with diverse product offerings. You are comfortable working with designers and engineers to identify and develop performant and scalable experiences that users love. You can drive collaboration on cross-platform initiatives with other product teams. You are a pragmatic systems thinker, who drives consistent customer value while finding internal efficiencies. 

Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • Develop a scalable design and technical system for other teams to leverage to build higher quality experiences with more efficiency, including:
    • Developing a strategy for what should be included in the design system to deliver quality, performance, and efficiency wins
    • Devising and delivering on a robust roadmap to enable partner teams to ship new, valuable experiences more efficiently.
    • Working cross functionally to define UX principles and patterns that can apply across the entire suite of Personio products to enhance app cohesion and usability.
  • Ensure effective documentation, adoption and enforcement of the design systems patterns and principles you have outlined to maintain a high quality, robust user experience across the entire Personio product.
  • Align your team around strategic goals, relevant KPIs, and measures of success
  • Create a short, mid, and long-term strategy to create high quality, efficient user experiences in line with industry best practices and opportunities
  • Break down complex problems and write clear documentation in collaboration with Design, Engineering, and product leadership
  • Systematically analyze customer feedback in collaboration with Design, User Research, and customer-facing stakeholders

Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • At least 5 years of experience in product management in a B2B or B2C multi-product company building customer-facing products
  • Have experience thinking about or creating systems for other teams to adopt or build into 
  • Work in a complex product area using analytical problem-solving skills to make decisions
  • Have a business, technical or design background, a highly collaborative mindset, and direct experience implementing best-in-class solutions with design and engineering counterparts 
  • Have a business, technical or design background, a highly collaborative mindset, and direct experience implementing best-in-class solutions with design and engineering counterparts
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership; ability to work collaboratively in a result-oriented way
  • Fluent in English
  • Be simultaneously detail obsessed, and able to zoom out and drive towards big picture strategic outcomes.
  • Bonus: Human Resources / Complex organizations domain knowledge
Why Personio
Personio is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We embrace uniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, check out some of the other benefits that make Personio a great place to work:

  • Receive a competitive reward package – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Enjoy 28 days of paid vacation, plus an additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Make an impact on the environment and society with 2 (fully paid) Impact Days – one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! Most teams offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework
  • Invest in your development with an annual personal development budget to use on professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more
  • Connect with your fellow Personios at regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations
  • Engage in a high-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
About us
Bring your best. Make your mark. We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates so that we can transform the way millions of people experience work every day. We move fast, challenge the status quo, and support our people as they shape their careers.

With over 10,000 customers and a team of 2,000 in eight offices around the world, now is the perfect time to join! We believe in hiring driven people who want to make an impact. So bring your best, and let’s build the future of HR technology together.

Discover our Personio Principles, that guide our mindset, behaviours, and the ways we work together:

Exceed Customer Expectations: We anticipate, prioritize, and solve for the needs of our customers.
Deliver Exceptional Results: We dream big and move with urgency to make great things happen.
Elevate One Another: We work together as trusted partners to amplify our collective impact.
Care to Challenge: We care personally and challenge directly to unlock our full potential.
Ignite Positive Momentum: We embrace the challenge with a positive mindset and celebrate our wins together.
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