Director Business Intelligence (m/f/d)

About us

Enabling Better Organizations.

Personio is a fast growing HR SaaS start-up based in Munich. It offers a holistic HR and applicant management software designed for companies with 10 to 1000 employees. Personio plays a critical role in making the day-to-day operations of more than 700 HR teams more efficient and transparent. We are a bunch of fun, international people striving to build the leading one-stop HR platform in Europe.

The Role

Develop, build out and scale our mission-based BI Team as Director of Business Intelligence to enable data-driven decision making and data access across teams. You will be leading and developing the Personio BI team, managing BI stakeholders and requirements, building up and maintaining a scalable BI infrastructure and defining a holistic data/ BI strategy for Personio.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Proactively understand business needs to translate them into outcome driven BI goals and actionable requirements

  • Manage expectations and communicate the BI roadmap to stakeholders across the company

  • Establish processes to assure efficient planning, prioritization, quality assurance and shipping of BI requests

  • Develop a data warehouse concept and scalable architecture and tech stack in line with our BI strategy

  • Build up, coach/ develop and scale the BI team to sustain overall company growth

  • Define a BI vision and strategy how to enable data-driven decision making and data access

  • Ensure high-quality reporting and data access to all relevant metrics/ data sources for major stakeholders

What you need to succeed


  • > 5 years experience, both in an operational and leadership role

  • Background in computer science or business informatics

  • Profound experience in data modelling and data architecture

  • Experience in cloud computing and AWS

  • Profound knowledge in SQL and APIs

  • Hands-on experience of major BI technologies, e.g. ETL tools such as Fivetran or Stitch

  • Track record of successful scaling of a BI function (team, processes, tools, etc.)

  • Ability to structure, hire and develop outstanding team of “A-players”, especially ability to effectively coach and form a team of best-in-class business-driven BI analysts

  • Great communication skills and a clear vision of how to make BI successful

  • High degree of proactiveness and curiosity to understand, measure and improve business operations through data

  • Ability to set a clear focus on priorities and execute on them effectively

  • You understand internal customer satisfaction as one of your key success factors


  • Work experience in fast-scaling B2B SaaS environment

  • High business acumen and knowledge of relevant business concepts/ key metrics (e.g. CLV, CAC, etc.)

  • Experience in Periscope, Sisense or other relevant data visualization tools such as Looker

  • Coding experience in Python

Why Personio

Aside from the people, the role, our culture and our mission, we have countless other things, that make Personio a pretty great place to work at.

  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast-growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • As you are joining Personio at such an early stage, this shows us your trust and confidence in us. We would like you to profit from the success of the company, and therefore, we offer you a competitive compensation package (salary, benefits and virtual shares)
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping Personio and have a direct impact on the daily work of hundreds of thousands of users
  • 1.500 EUR of development budget per year for attending conferences, courses, buying books.
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • 28 paid vacation days, at least 3 days of home office per month, and flexible working hours
  • Unu electric scooter of your choice as "company car" (see, a JobRad® or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket
  • Three hours of weekly English classes
  • Subsidized Qualitrain membership: For 25 euros a month you can train in 90 fitness and yoga studios, swimming pools and many other sports facilities in Munich
  • Relocation and visa support through an expert agency to Munich, Germany
  • Weekly German language courses
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich and skiing trip to Austria)