Legal Counsel - Commercial (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

Personio was recently listed by CB Insights amongst the "50 Future Unicorns" together with only 14 other non-US companies. To support us on this journey and fuel our growth, we are looking for a Legal Counsel (m/f/d) with Commercial focus in our Munich office. Be our expert in all customer facing negotiations and help us develop and evolve our contract structure to serve our DACH and EU customers. With your entrepreneurial can-do mindset you are ready to lay the groundwork to further enable our Europe-wide growth.

These tasks and responsibilities await you:

  • You will be the legal go-to person for our DACH and EU sales teams, in charge of our customer negotiations
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements to support customer sales. Your primary focus will be on SaaS subscription agreements, software licensing terms, data protection agreements (DPA), contracting frameworks, including for the public sector
  • You work strategically by Improving the customer closing process,  anticipating our needs to support our European growth, and implementing the commercial framework together with external consultants
  • Develop and improve sales trainings to enable our sales teams
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant industry, commercial, privacy, open-source, IP, regulatory and other legal developments to be able to give the most effective advice
  • As Personio continues on its strong growth trajectory, you will work towards building and leading a commercial legal team

What you need to succeed

  • You must have at least 5 years post-qualification experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide array  of commercial agreements including  GTC, MSA, DPA, SaaS Subscription and licensing agreements 
  • Knowledge in IT law and data security law
  • German Law Degree (Volljurist) or Master of Laws (LL.M) with proven track record in establishing a successful commercial legal team
  • You are a team player who is used to working in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong project management, presentation and communication skills, especially also with non-legal counterparts (given our SME customer base) 
  • Structured and proactive style of work combined with the ability to juggle multiple stakeholder requests at the same time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English; further European languages are a plus

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)
  • Receive full responsibility for your area and be a part of our creative working environment with short decision-making paths
  • 1,500 Euro development budget, which you can use as you wish
  • Regular team events, e.g. raft trips on the Isar, ski trips, visits to the Oktoberfest and much more
  • Stylish and open office in the heart of Munich with delicious Fairtrade coffee, various cold drinks, fruit and muesli for free
  • 28 paid vacation days, flexible home office regulation
  • Lightning-fast electric scooter of your choice as a "company car" (www.unumotors.com),  a JobRad® or additional payment for MVV ticket     
  • 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