Design Programme Manager



Munich, Germany · Germany · Massachusetts, USA · Madrid, Spain · London, UK · Germany · Amsterdam, Netherlands · Multiple locations · Netherlands · Dublin, Ireland · Spain · Ireland · Barcelona, Spain · Berlin, Germany · United Kingdom · California, USA · Zürich, Switzerland · Fairfax, VA, USA · South Carolina, USA · Vermont, USA · Washington, USA · Michigan, USA · Colorado, USA · Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
The Role: How you'll make an impact at Personio

This position can be office-based or fully remote from one of the following countries: Germany, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, or the UK.

At Personio, your work transforms the way millions of people experience work every day. Join our Product & Technology team, where we drive our customers’ 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.

Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • Program Leadership: Build and own product design programs from the ground up, establishing scalable processes and guides to create clarity and efficiency across the design org.
  • Strategic Planning: Proactively identify opportunities and gaps, creating an operational roadmap in partnership with Product Design Leadership and primary stakeholders, ensuring alignment with design org goals to drive impact.

  • Operational Improvement: Own the continuous enhancement of design operations across the product design org–automating tasks, refining workflows, and developing repeatable mechanisms to maximize team efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Program Execution: Own program execution, ensuring all deadlines are met, progress is tracked against milestones, and all program documentation is maintained with precision.

  • Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for product design programs, delivering regular, transparent updates to stakeholders and ensuring design org-wide visibility of programs.

  • Navigate Ambiguity: Transform ambiguous opportunities into concrete, actionable outcomes, driving program success with a bias towards action.

Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • You have 5+ years of experience in program management within design, business operations, or consulting, preferably working cross-functionally (Design, Product Management, Engineering, etc.).

  • You have a proven track record of building and launching design programs at scale, preferably in a globally distributed organization.

  • You have deep expertise in design practices and the product development lifecycle, having successfully managed operationally complex projects within a product organization.

  • You can demonstrate resourcefulness and a high degree of autonomy, building processes and establishing systems for teams with little operational infrastructure.
  • You build strong relationships across stakeholders, with a proven ability to drive clarity, negotiate outcomes, and resolve conflicts. You have a strong understanding of design and project management tools and software (e.g. Figma, Jira, Airtable).
Why Personio

Personio is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We embrace uniqueness 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.

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, check out some of the other benefits that make Personio a great place to work:

  • Receive a competitive reward package – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity

  • Enjoy 28 days of paid vacation, plus an additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)

  • Make an impact on the environment and society with 2 (fully paid) Impact Days – one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative

  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares

  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! Most teams offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework

  • Invest in your development with an annual personal development budget to use on professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more

  • Connect with your fellow Personios at regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations

  • Engage in a high-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes

About us
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 10,000 customers and a team of 2,000 in eight offices around the world, 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.

Discover our Personio Principles, that guide our mindset, behaviours, and the ways we work together:

Exceed Customer Expectations: We anticipate, prioritize, and solve for the needs of our customers.
Deliver Exceptional Results: We dream big and move with urgency to make great things happen.
Elevate One Another: We work together as trusted partners to amplify our collective impact.
Care to Challenge: We care personally and challenge directly to unlock our full potential.
Ignite Positive Momentum: We embrace the challenge with a positive mindset and celebrate our wins together.