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Senior Legal Counsel - Product (d/f/m)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin, Munich, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona

The Role: How you'll make an impact at Personio

This position can be hybrid office-based from one of the following countries: Germany, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, or the UK. 

Bring your knowledge. Be a partner. Join our Finance, Strategy, & Legal team and use your subject-matter expertise to investigate problems, define solutions, and guide decisions as Personio’s co-pilots.

To support us on this journey and fuel our growth, Personio is seeking a dynamic and experienced Product Counsel, someone ambitious and genuine, who works best in the midst of a collaborative and forward-thinking team. You will report into the Senior Managing Product Counsel and you will play a key role in shaping and scaling our legal product offering, ensuring compliance with regulations and providing valuable legal and compliance solutions to our business and customers. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive the development and enhancement of our product offering. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of SaaS HR solutions.

Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • You will act as a legal business partner for Product and Engineering throughout the product development lifecycle to proactively identify legal issues and provide practical advice to support innovation at Personio. 
  • You will manage Personio’s day-to-day product queries, ensuring that scalable advice is always at the forefront by drafting and managing the implementation of FAQs, guidelines and training materials.
  • Once we build then we ship - you will advise on compliance with marketing and advertising laws in our key countries to support our Marketing and Sales teams to ensure that when we launch a product, add a feature, make public claims about Personio - we do so in line with our legal obligations.
  • You will work closely with our Partnerships team to execute on negotiating, drafting and advising on new partnerships that add value to Personio.
  • You will support Personio’s brand by advising Personio’s Marketing teams on intellectual property matters.
  • You will bring your knowledge of EU and UK privacy laws and apply it to Personio, to identify possible privacy risks at different stages of the product development lifecycle and embed a ‘privacy by design’ mindset.
  • Personio is a fast-moving environment, you will stay informed about emerging legal trends including developments in technology, employment law, privacy and artificial intelligence by enabling stakeholders through continuous training and education.
Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 7 years’ experience at a law firm or in house legal department with a focus on product counselling, privacy and technology.
  • Advanced legal knowledge of technology legal issues including intellectual property, privacy, commercial, regulatory compliance, application of new laws (experience of advising on artificial intelligence a plus) in the EU and UK.
  • Advanced capability to quickly and independently analyse complex legal issues, evaluate key risks and make clear recommendations to support product development.
  • Able to own and independently manage projects/multiple workstreams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Jira, GSuite + other legal tools expertise with advanced knowledge of legal processes to optimise processes for scalability and make recommendations.
  • Ability to build trust with and influence cross-functional groups of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in the preparation of documentation.
  • Fluent written and spoken English; German or further European languages are a plus.
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 1 (fully paid) Impact Day –  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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