Lead Product Manager, Payroll (d/f/m) in Madrid or Remote


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At Personio, your work transforms the way millions of people experience work every day. Join our Product & Technology team that drives our customer's outcomes by designing, developing and delivering innovative and high quality products. Be empowered to take ownership of your areas and make an impact on your team, our product, and our customers.

The Lead Product Manager role extends the Senior Product Manager role expectations, and is the first career step in our senior Individual Contributor product management career path.

Lead Product Managers work in squads like other IC PMs, but possess a unique level of expertise, and often own specific topics within the product that extend across Domain boundaries. For Payroll, Lead Product Managers will lead work of a highly complex nature like Payroll Corrections and Payroll Configurations, and will be accountable for the intersections that naturally arise in other Domains such as Core HR.

Lead Product Managers are expected to coach and mentor other Product Managers, as well as assist with their career development. This includes being an official mentor with regular check-ins on larger initiatives with a focus on elevating the Product Manager's Career Development Framework skills development. Under certain circumstances there may also be the requirement for limited direct people management.

Lead Product Managers are expected to drive outsized business results via their direct contributions. This can include shaping product prioritisation, representing Product in GTM motions, driving efficiency with CX, unblocking future facing strategy via a heavy focus on iteration or the generation and utilisation of data to inform where we direct our investment. Lead PMs will ensure the successful execution of the initiatives they lead, either by identifying and establishing the operational modes necessary for collaboration, and/or by marshaling the Program resources required for success.


  • Develop a deep understanding of the market as well as our customers, their pains and jobs-to-be-done.

  • Systematically analyze user feedback and usage data  gathered qualitatively through Customer interaction and from quantitative sources

  • Create and align teams around strategic goals, relevant KPIs and a respective product roadmap often across Domain boundaries

  • Plan, enable, and execute against a product roadmap based on an objectively prioritized backlog that spans multiple teams

  • Lead specific complex topics within the product that extend across Domain boundaries

  • Decompose complex problems and write clear specifications

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

  • drive outsized business results via their direct contributions

  • Mentor and coach Senior Product Managers as a Senior member of the Domain

  • Act as a subject matter expert and point of contact for internal and external stakeholders

  • Collaborate with fellow senior IC stakeholders such as Staff and Principal Engineers & UX

  • Evangelize their product area to actively increase wider organizational awareness and knowledge



  • At least 8 years experience in SaaS or a relevant technical area of Product Management, preferably in a regulated environment

  • Previous experience building product platforms, managing high levels of complexity and dependencies

  • Preferably computer science background, and deep technical understanding

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

  • Experience mentoring other Senior Product Managers, and optionally experience managing a small team of Product Managers working on complex topics

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Fluency in English. (German or Spanish is a plus)


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 – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society –  one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • Annual personal development budget for you to invest in your development via professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more
  • Regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, including a Personio contribution
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Germany for €22 per month with a subsidized Qualitrain membership
  • A beautiful, spacious office in the heart of Munich, complete with professional espresso machines, free drinks and snacks, and indoor and outdoor break spaces


Bring your best. Make your mark. We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates so that we can transform the way millions of people experience work every day. We move fast, challenge the status quo, and support our people as they shape their careers.  
With over 8,000 customers and a team of 1,700 in seven offices across Europe, now is the perfect time to join! We believe in hiring driven people who want to make an impact. So bring your best, and let’s build the future of HR technology together.  
Personio is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.


About Personio

  • Human Resources

  • Munich, Germany

  • 201-500 employees

  • 2015

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small- and medium-sized companies. Based in Munich, Madrid and London, Personio's mission is to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible so HR can focus on the most valuable assets in the company: the people. The Personio solution includes human resources, recruiting and payroll and supports all core HR processes every business needs to do. More than 2,000 customers in over 40 countries use Personio.

In 2019, tech consultancy GP Bullhound included Personio in a list of 50 European start-ups set to achieve a billion-dollar valuation over the next two years, giving them ‘unicorn’ status.

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