Program Manager (m/f/d) - Location: All Personio Offices

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role
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 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 and programs to bring our product to the next level. This includes working with teams to analyze trade-offs, facilitate prioritization, communicate status to leadership and stakeholders, and coordinate dependencies across Product & Engineering and the broader Personio organization. 


Your tasks and responsibilities will include:
 
  • Manage and oversee large programs across product verticals and departments to meet business objectives in terms of value and quality
  • In an environment of cross-team dependencies, you facilitate decision-making by establishing program governance and surfacing the required information to make critical decisions 
  • Facilitate and support OKR planning processes, identify relevant people and data required, and maintain a centralized repository of OKR and other program artifacts
  • Track delivery and OKR progress, manage timelines, follow up with teams, and make sure that they are converging toward the roadmap and company goals
  • Facilitate and support product roadmap planning, triangulate data from multiple sources to support roadmap sequencing and management
  • Proactively assess and minimize program risks and issues 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
  • Coach teams throughout the program’s lifecycle, resolving conflicts and enabling a healthy, trusting collaboration
  • Using stakeholder analysis to define respective communication strategies for different stakeholder groups based on their needs
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
  • Accreditation from a recognised project / program management certifier (e.g. PMI, PMP, Prince2) and/or SCRUM certification
  • You are 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
  • You have got a deep people focus, you care for healthy teams, recognize, motivate and empower them through coaching best practices
  • A profound understanding of 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)
  • Ability to deal well with rapid changes, and feeling comfortable navigating uncertain/ambiguous situations
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
  • Receive 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
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, including a Personio contribution
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Germany for €22 per month with a subsidized Qualitrain membership
  • A beautiful, spacious office in the heart of Munich, 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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