Design Manager - Payroll Digital Product - Locations: Madrid, Munich or London

Permanent employee, Full-time · Madrid

The Role

**We are an international company and work together in English. Please apply in English**

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR Platform in Europe! 
Join our international agile Product & Engineering team and take an active role in shaping our engineering culture and 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 engineering practices.


The Personio UX community brings together over 30 Product Designers, UX Writers, Service Designers and UX Researchers, each with their own unique mix of skills. We combine empathy, data, and creativity to make engaging and joyful user experiences to ultimately humanise HR into a people-oriented experience. 

In 2022, the Payroll UX Team will be growing from 6 designers to a large team of 17 practitioners (plus agencies) spread across four Tribes: Payroll Platform, Payroll Service, Personio Payroll and Payroll Integrations. For this reason, we are looking for a Design Manager to provide leadership and direction to the team as well as establish design excellence within the Payroll design practice.

Working in tandem with other design disciplines and connecting the dots between the product experience and Personio’s goal of launching Payroll, our Design Managers will lead a team to design experiences that simplify, humanise and delight our users. 

Your role and responsibilities will include:
  • Build out and lead a team of designers across multiple disciplines: supporting their career growth and development, nurture a safe as well as inclusive space for people (e.g. hiring, team health, diversity and inclusion, design standards). You will be responsible for Product Design, Service Design, Research and Writing.
  • As part of a growing design management circle, you will step up to drive specific design operations topics like design critiques, onboarding or team performance guiding your teams through moments of ambiguity.
  • Shape the future of our design practice within Payroll: create a compelling vision of the future and craft the internal narrative that rallies teams to deliver a fluid, user-centric and accessible product.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional peers, leadership, and stakeholders to make plans, set priorities and deliver impactful projects. Through this collaboration, your team will deliver best-in-class user experiences to lead the Payroll industry in Europe.
  • Uphold design standards and raise the bar of design within the Domain and across the organisation.
  • Partner with design leaders and managers across the company to guide and empower their teams.
  • Enable and advocate for design in all aspects of our day-to-day: from research and planning to accessibility, behavioural economics, brand expression, strategy and more.
  • Innovate on what human-centred Payroll could be for one of Europe’s most ambitious start-ups.

What you need to succeed
  • Design professional with experience building & growing inclusive team environments.
  • Able to demonstrate defining product design strategy within an organisation, executing tactically in a complex environment and leading a high-performing team.
  • Human- centred mindset and methodologies to understand your customers, colleagues and employees. 
  • In possession of design craft expertise within interaction design, blueprint UX design processes and ability to arrange unified experiences across devices and throughout the customer journey.
  • Experience in making design decisions based on evidence through experimentation as well as have guided your teams to solve problems in the best way possible. 
  • Clear and concise communication to explain customer experiences or journeys not only to and for users but internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams
  • To apply include your Portfolio & CV in English
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 pre-IPO equity
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society –  one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • 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)
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a bike lease covered by Personio
  • Monthly tax-free stipend of €162 to help cover food and public transportation expenses (Cobee)
  • Private health insurance (company level plan): Access to Sanitas plan at a reduced employee cost (€43 for employees, spouse, or children)
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Spain for €30 per month with a subsidized Gympass membership
  • Free English and Spanish language classes
  • A beautiful office in the heart of the city, complete with professional espresso machines, free drinks and snacks, and indoor and outdoor break spaces

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 same time, the future of you. And we’re not just one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe. In October 2021 we raised $270 million in Series E funding, making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe. With more than 6,000 customers and a team that has doubled in size in 2021 alone, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee.

Personio is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. As we continue to scale, we focus on enabling our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

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.

Will you join us in shaping the future of HR in Europe?




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