Talent Acquisition Lead - Exec & Senior Leadership

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

People are our passion! HR at Personio is not "just" a department, it is our core business. As an HR Company it is our aspiration to be a role model and inspire other companies with our own HR work. Where else do you have the opportunity to really help shaping a product?

As we continue our journey of rapid growth, the People team’s job is to help Personio to grow, develop and build for the future. That’s where you come in. We are looking for a passionate  leader driving our executive and leadership hiring. This is an international role, with oversight and responsibility for winning our C-Level/VP/Director/Head positions. Currently most of our most senior hiring searches are supported by agencies - we would like you to change this! It will be your responsibility to build the full function from scratch, working together with our most  senior stakeholders. If you are a self-starter, motivated by creating something great from a green field, this is the right role for you. You will be part of Personio’s Talent Acquisition leaders team, reporting into our Talent Director. 

Winning the best talent for Personio is THE most important factor for our ongoing and future success, and you will be hiring our most senior leaders. This is why this role carries a lot of      responsibility:

  • Build our Executive & Leadership hiring function from scratch.

  • Create and execute a long-term strategy to attract and hire our most senior leaders (C-Level/VP/Director/Head) across all departments and offices (Dublin, London, Amsterdam,       Madrid and Munich).

  • Set and achieve metrics and KPIs for our executive & leadership hiring.

  • Partner with your hiring managers to clearly understand their requirements, identify and engage relevant candidates... excite and win them for Personio.

  • Develop and tailor our assessment processes to individual searches, ensuring a consistent and engaging Personio experience and high quality bar.

  • Conduct strategic talent mapping of target companies and markets, building relationships with future senior candidates.

  • Build strong and trust-based relationships with your stakeholders - Personio’s most senior leaders. Be a trusted advisor and business partner bringing in your market knowledge and business acumen.

  • Partner with our Employer Branding team to adjust Personio’s Employer Value Proposition to attract senior talent and create the right content and messages. 

  • Focus on continuous data and tech-led improvement and innovation (process, automation, innovation, tools) to deliver greater business impact and facilitate future hiring.

  • Depending on our future hiring needs, build and lead a small team supporting our executive and leadership hiring efforts.

  • Be a thought leader to the external HR world as well as internally at Personio. Share our work and ideas on panels and at events, share your market knowledge with People Partners and People Development team to support Workforce Planning and Talent Development trends.

What you need to succeed

  • A track record implementing executive recruiting and senior hiring best practices, delivering ambitious hiring plans.

  • Experience working in fast-paced and tech-focused environments, either within a leading tech company or within an executive search firm hiring for market leading tech companies.

  • Knowledge in the international recruiting market and an understanding of different approaches for different target groups.

  • An existing network of senior talent within your area of expertise.

  • Experience forecasting, setting goals & objectives, analysing data and measuring recruiting performance to improve effectiveness.

  • Ideally, experience in building and leading a high-performing team of Executive Recruiters.

  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As an all round awesome individual you will align with Personio’s Operating Principles, and specifically you are a: 

  • Self-starter - You thrive in a field where you have full ownership, can take initiative and work fully independently with only little guidance. You love the switch between big picture         strategy and getting your hands dirty.

  • Natural networker - You have a natural ability to easily get in touch and connect with candidates, build trust and create and nurture your networks.

  • Effective influencer - Personio is a data led business but that’s not enough; you’ll need to be able to craft strong narratives from data and present these in clear and compelling ways. You demonstrate the aptitude of communicating clearly and with gravitas to candidates, upper management and all levels across departments.

  • Confident in dealing with ambiguity - You thrive in a fast-paced environment, are comfortable dealing with change and flex your approach as needed, with the ability to re-prioritise on a consistent basis

Want to learn more about Personio? Check out our Career Page and Culture Website.

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
  • 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
  • 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!)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Choose between two mobility options: Tax Saver Commuter Ticket and the Bike to Work Scheme and receive a subsidy of 43.50€/month from Personio
  • Comprehensive healthcare scheme covered for each permanent employee (excl. taxes).
  • Enjoy training with Gympass with a subsidy of 30€/month from Personio
  • Pension scheme with up to 5% matching contribution
  • Discounts across a range of brands so you can save money while shopping at Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, Dia, etc.
  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares