Design Manager (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

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 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. 

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a group of 2-4 designers around a product vertical, helping them with their current challenges, and coaching them continuously around personal development and design execution
  • Hire, coach and retain Design Talent and drive the onboarding of new Team members
  • Collaborate with the the UX Leadership team to solve global design challenges and lead strategic design initiatives
  • Foster (cross)-tribe collaboration with Product Management and Engineering leadership to make sure we have an in-depth level of collaboration and alignment across disciplines
  • Lead discovery efforts around complex topics, helping us to break down larger problems into more manageable ones

What you need to succeed

  • You have previous experience in leading design teams for at least 2 years through complex organizations
  • You are no stranger to hands-on work, working on a Senior level as a UX practitioner for at least 2 years
  • You hold a degree in a Design field or can show equivalent work experience
  • You have a portfolio that demonstrates your experience as a UX leader and practitioner
  • You have experience designing web-based applications and an advanced understanding of information architecture, ideally in a SaaS environment
  • You care about the details as much as about the big picture and you know how to build workflows that foster a high level of quality and refinement on design outcomes
  • You have previous experience working with a diverse range of UX design methodologies and know what works in the real world
  • You are business-fluent in written and spoken English

Why Personio

  • As you are joining Personio at such an early stage, this shows us your trust and confidence in us. We would like you to benefit from the success of the company, and therefore, we offer you a competitive compensation package (salary, benefits and virtual shares).
  • An inclusive, equal opportunity & multicultural work environment.
  • 1,500 Euro annual development budget for attending conferences or courses, buying books, getting a coach etc.
  • A high-impact work environment and short decision-making processes.
  • Fun team & company events.
  • Choose between three mobility options: Unu electric scooter as "company car", a JobRad® or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket.
  • Subsidised Qualitrain membership: For 25 euros per month you can train in 90 fitness and yoga studios, swimming pools and many other sports facilities in Munich.
  • #SocialResponsibility: We are grateful for our privileges and take action to have a positive impact on the environment and society. Therefore, you will have two extra days to have #Impact: one individual and one supporting a company-wide project!
You can find more information and impressions here: www.kununu.com/personio