SAP Industry Senior Advisor / Expert for Process Industry Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany
Requisition ID: 132368
Work Area: Presales
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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The Life Sciences Industry is an important and growing industry within the SAP framework. The demographic change on one hand and the growing importance of digitalization, specifically in Research & Development and Sales &Marketing, on the other hand create a demand for innovative and flexible software solution. With our innovative portfolio for digitization solutions SAP helps customers to transform business processes and architecture to enable future business growth.
The Industry Advisor Process Industry has a high knowledge of both, the industry needs and processes, and the SAP solution portfolio and architecture. As a member of the virtual account team he/she advises customers in their overall SAP strategy, target architecture and roadmap and gives directions. He/she supports the account team in the complete sales cycles from demand generation to deal closure.
An Industry Advisor Process Industry interacts with prospective customers through executive meetings, discovery conversations, solution demonstrations, executive presentations and follow-up discussions. The primary role of the Industry Advisor during an active sales cycle is to gain acceptance from the customer that SAP solution can solve the customer’s problem and is the right choice. In addition to deal support, an Industry Advisor collaborates with sales and the Value Engineering to plan and execute customer specific business development strategies using Design Thinking tools and techniques.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Provide industry thought leadership, strategic solution advise, and expert consultation to support and create strong value driven sales cycles at key customers.
Lead customer engagements to assess strategic objectives, innovation scenarios, key improvement opportunities and other sources of incremental economic value.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Drive and support customer’s strategic investments into SAP’s product and service portfolio in close alignment with account teams
Engineer customer business cases and develop value driven sales cycles for large strategic deals
Provide guidance for strategic customers by architecture and roadmaps advise
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Bachelor equivalent is a minimum requirement, Master equivalent optional
Industry and Business Knowledge: Must have intimate knowledge of the Life Scienes and / or Chemicals industry, preferably with experience in one of the below lines-of business
Sales & Marketing / Customer Engagement & Commerce
Research & Development
Manufacturing / IoT
SAP Solution knowledge – Broad overview of the SAP solution portfolio and architecture, the SAP Strategy and IT Trends in general
Experienced in enterprise architectures and roadmaps
Expert knowledge/expertise on end to end processes/solution matching
Experience in sales, presales and consulting processes
Actively drive in white spaces
Strong presentation skills
Orchestrate individuals through complexity
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Fluent German language skills, English on proficient level
10 years of relevant professional work experience
3 - 5 years of experience within the Life Science or Chemical Industry or with solutions for these industries, including sound knowledge of business processes
Demonstrates 5-7 successful sales engagements
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