Principal Product Manager

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Paylocity is an award-winning provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions, offering the most complete platform for the modern workforce. The company has become one of the fastest-growing HCM software providers worldwide by offering an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses automate and streamline HR and payroll processes, attract and retain talent, and build a strong workplace culture.

While traditional HR and payroll providers automate basic HR processes such as payroll and benefits administration, Paylocity goes further by developing tools that HR and businesses need to compete for talent and deliver against the expectations of the modern workforce.

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As a Principal Product Manager, you will create the vision and strategy for a portfolio of products, based on an outside-in market point-of-view anchored in the customer. You will mentor Product Owners across multiple dedicated teams and help them define what needs to be built and champion the vision to their product teams and stakeholders. You will convey a clear and compelling narrative and an enthusiasm for relentlessly delivering customer value. You will demonstrate accountable ownership, unmitigated curiosity, a strong desire for continuous improvement, and the ability to think strategically about our products while empowering and leading others to do the same. 

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Who you are:

Product management is the function that guides every step of a product’s lifecycle — by focusing on the product and its customers first and foremost.  Product Managers identify the most valuable problems to solve, enable their team to ship and iterate high-quality solutions quickly, and validate market impact. They leverage customer insights to deeply understand their problems, define the correct priorities and create a clear Product brief.

  • Collaborative, Innovative and Humble 
  • Starts with the customer unmet need (both short and long term) 
  • Skilled at defining measures to identify user patterns and learn from user data
  • Equally skilled at dreaming (and articulating) big, starting (and articulating) small, and working incrementally to achieve outcomes
  • Experienced and preferred working in a player/coach role in which you regularly sought input from customers and other stakeholders (sales, service, partner teams), defined acceptance criteria, provided product direction to development team members and coached product owners through similar activities
  • Always brings a point-of-view formed by mix of data, experience, and intuition 
  • Eager to keep up with current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly
  • Demonstrates confidence in successfully interacting at the CEO level; curious enough to ask questions and alter point-of-view   appropriately 
  • Enthusiastic about quality and controls 
  • Steadfast in your desire for production stability 
  • Highly emotionally intelligent, possessing the ability to adjust style to meet the needs of the audience 
  • Supportive and savvy about change communication 
  • Proactive in communication, gap identification, and risk mitigation

Required Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, business management or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in product management
  • Must have experience launching new products to an established customer base 
  • Must be able to collaborate across all levels of the organization 
  • Must be customer focused and outcome driven
  • Must be data and insights driven
  • Must be focused and able to think strategically and creatively
  • Must have domain expertise in creating products that are targeted to IT Professionals 

EEO and accessibility Statement 

Paylocity is an equal-opportunity employer. 

Paylocity is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. We recruit, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Paylocity, we believe diversity makes us better.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, culture, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion or spiritual belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We actively cultivate these differences through our employee resource groups (ERGs), employee experiences, perspectives, talents, and approaches to drive innovation in the software and services we provide our customers.

We comply with federal and state disability laws and make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the job application or interview process, please contact This email address is exclusively designated for such requests, aligning with federal and state disability laws. Please do not send resumes to this email address, as they will be removed.

This role can be performed from any office in the US. The pay range for this position is $155, 346 - $226,747/yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for an annual restricted stock unit grant based on individual performance in addition to a full range of benefits outlined here. This information is provided per the relevant state and local pay transparency laws for the location in which this position will be performed. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via

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At Paylocity, “We” is what makes us different. We are committed to fostering a culture that honors diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds, knowing that each makes us stronger and collectively unbeatable together. We actively cultivate these differences as we engage each other in driving innovation in the software and services we provide our customers. Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer. If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7427.