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Senior Product Manager - Payroll Platform (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Madrid

The Role

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR platform in Europe. We, in the Payroll Domain, know people like to say: It's not rocket science. But sometimes it just is. The same goes for Payroll. It has been there for some time, there is a way to do it, just as it has always been done. There are rules and regulations, customers and stakeholders.


But we just know that there is also another way to do it. A new way to do it. A great way to do it. The Payroll Domain is on a mission to build a smart payroll solution that customers across Europe rely on to save money and time.  In our vision, the future of payroll is one where HR Managers delegate complicated and manual  tasks, gain peace of mind, and focus on what really matters: people.


Like all Personio tribes, we are a cross-functional group of engineers, designers and product managers from many different nationalities and backgrounds, spread across different locations and we continue to grow in 2021. Join us and help shape the future of Payroll for millions of customers/employees across Europe


We are looking for a Senior Product Manager (f/m/d) who can help us push the boundaries of growth and innovation in a fast-paced environment, while leading a mission-based squad as part of the Payroll Domain. You’d be leading a cross functional squad of people determined to power up our sophisticated international payroll solution. How will you do this? By building highly customizable, state-of-the-art workflows, as well as a reliable, scalable, single source of truth for all the data we need to process payroll. You’d be end-to-end responsible for understanding complex, diverse and ever changing requirements, synthesizing a strategic plan and translating it into a roadmap and executing on it iteratively with your team. You will work with researchers, designers, payroll experts and engineers to deliver the best customer experience and launch new solutions for thousands of daily users.


Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the market as well as our customers, their pains and jobs-to-be-done.
  • Systematically analyze user feedback and usage data 
  • Create and align your team around strategic goals, relevant KPIs and a respective product roadmap
  • Plan and execute the product roadmap based on an objectively prioritized backlog
  • Decompose complex problems and write clear specifications
  • Manage product delivery in an agile setting and guide your team in all sprint activities
  • Mentor and coach fellow Product Managers as a Senior member of the tribe
  • Act as a subject matter expert and point of contact for internal and external stakeholders 


What you need to succeed
  • At least 5 years experience of SaaS product management in a regulated environment or payroll
  • Previous experience building product platforms, managing high levels of complexity and dependency.
  • Preferably computer science background, and deep technical understanding
  • Relevant experience in working with cross-functional teams in an agile setting applying Scrum
  • Strong sense of ownership, ability to work independently in a result-oriented way
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English. (German or Spanish is a plus)
Why Personio

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make Personio a great place to work! Work with us and receive:

  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and virtual shares
  • 26 days of paid vacation + 2 days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Inclusive, equal opportunity, and multicultural workplace
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • Beautiful office located in the heart of Madrid
  • Free English and Spanish language classes
  • Find your best way to work with PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • High-impact work environment with short decision-making processes
  • Lease an electric scooter or bike, paid for by Personio
  • Parental benefit of 10 extra days off in case your child gets sick 
  • Monthly €162 tax-free stipend to help cover food and public transportation expenses
  • Private Health insurance (company level plan): Access to Sanitas plan at a reduced employee cost (€43 for employees, spouse, or children)
  • Discounts across a range of brands so you can save money while shopping at Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, Dia, etc.
  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares
  • Two Impact days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society. One day is for an individual project and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
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 future. As one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe, we have raised $125 million in ‘Series D’ funding in January 2021, making Personio the most valuable HR technology company in Europe. We have a great product and a fantastic team that will continue to grow through 2021, from 500 to 1,000+. We already have more than 4,000 customers with a market that is only waiting to be developed further, 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 m
ore than just another employee. Will you be one of them?



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