Product Manager - Design System (m/f/d) - Munich, Madrid

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 is a modern all-in-one HR platform that customers love. As one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology companies, we are helping our customers across the continent become more effective, efficient, and strategic. Our core purpose is to enable better organizations by helping businesses put their people first. 

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our Product Platform Tribe and level up Personio’s ability to scale our cross-platform design system used by all product teams. This is a strategic and rewarding role that will work cross-functionally with other tribes and Product & Engineering leadership to enable higher quality products that can deliver value faster.

You will lead a dedicated cross-functional team — including both engineering and design — to deliver the proven foundation upon which all user-facing experiences are built and enable all our products to fully represent the Personio identity. You will be part of a larger product team — each member with their own specialty - building a strong, flexible, and scalable Design System that enables and accelerates our fast growth.


  • Articulate and evolve the Design System team’s vision and mission; codify the desired impacts of the Design System in clear and measurable OKRs

  • Define, plan, and execute a design system roadmap based on an objectively prioritized backlog

  • Stay informed of the latest design systems thinking, engaging with the wider community, and bring valuable findings back to the organization

  • Seek diverse input from a broad set of internal partners -- including members of all other product tribes -- to ensure your team is always able to build the most effective solution

  • Evangelize your mission & products at all levels in order to achieve measurable impact across the business

  • Work with the Engineering & Design to make sure your team is strong and healthy — including capabilities, happiness, resilience, and growth

  • Work closely with a wide range of partners across the organization to ensure that your team provides for the company’s short- and long-term goals

  • Manage product delivery in an agile setting and guide your team in all sprint activities

  • Deliver updates and represent the team’s progress to stakeholders, including members of the executive team

What you need to succeed

  • At least 3 years experience building high-quality platform products at scale

  • You have experience working with design systems to efficiently scale out a visual identity without disempowering teams iterating on the experience

  • You are familiar with working across scaling platforms and understand the relative merits and constraints of those environments

  • You are excellent at sorting out ambiguity and ensure both engineers, designers, and stakeholders have appropriate information and clear direction at all times

  • You understand the importance of the developer experience to improve the impact, distribution, and success of teams building on top of your product

  • You have excellent leadership and relationship-building skills.

  • Relevant experience in working with cross-functional teams in an agile setting applying Scrum

  • Strong sense of ownership, ability to work independently in a result-oriented way

  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills

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 virtual shares
  • 26 days of paid vacation + 2 days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Inclusive, equal opportunity, and multicultural workplace
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • With PersonioFlex, decide for yourself where you work most effectively. For this, we offer you a flexible 50% in-office & 50% remote working framework. Our remote working policy includes the possibility to work from home or anywhere within the UK or European Economic Area, for up to 90 days per year.
  • High-impact work environment with short decision-making processes.
  • Saving for tomorrow: Opportunity to invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme or to invest into a disability insurance
  • Choose between three mobility options: UNU electric scooter, JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Subsidised Qualitrain membership gives you access to 90 fitness studios and sports facilities across Munich for €22.58 per month
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares
  • Two Impact days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society. One day is for an individual project and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility