SAP Principal Project Manager for SAP Success Factors Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 130719

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot (any other location in Germany is possible, e.g. Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden)

Expected Travel: 0 - 40%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As you know, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As THE cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries Run Simple.

We empower people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. Here, you work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’re able to build your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.


The SuccessFactors business at SAP is the leading example of how the company is moving to a full cloud delivery model to help customers innovate and change. This is a very exciting time to join SAP SuccessFactors as we have thousands of customers who are transforming their HR processes through the use of our software. By enabling rapid deployments, facilitating more HR Self Service, better reporting and a single HR model across large organisations, SAP customers are seeing the benefit of Cloud software as a service.

In this role, the SuccessFactors project manager will help shape the solution from the bid phase through to go-live. Coordinating people from across the entire SAP Services organisation and dealing with HR Leaders at the customer will allow the project manager to lead and influence the whole project lifecycle. If you have a strong HR background and a desire to be part of SAP’s cloud vision then this role could be perfect for you:


The Principal Project Manager for Success Factors:

  • is responsible for the overall management of a project throughout its lifecycle.

  • has the qualifications and business acumen to manage large scale, high risk, strategic projects that span organizational boundaries including multiple business units and service partners/vendors. They provide leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria.

  • also ensures adherence to project management methodology best practices, provides project manager mentoring, performs Project Management Reviews and reinforces the enterprise knowledge management through the communication of lessons learned and best practices development.

  • assists during the Bid Phase of the customer engagement by providing input into the proposal especially in the area of delivery model (e.g. SAP Delivery management model for delivery of particular customer project – like assemble-to-order, industrialized or design-based), project structure, organization, scoping, estimation and risk assessment.

  • has ability to manage complex projects or smaller programs that require coordination of work between various parties like third party sub-contractors, SAP Custom Development, SAP Global Consulting Delivery, SLO, Cloud Delivery (incl. HEC), CoE and SAP Support organization.


  • Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience.

  • Professional English and German language skills are required.

Management and Leadership Experience:

  • Project management experience in managing medium size project teams

  • Management of remote resources (global delivery or distributed organization)

  • P&L of LoB in medium to large organization is desirable

  • Experience in managing project P&L in cross-LoB delivery of SAP engagement

  • Cultural awareness and experience working across different cultures and nationalities

  • Strong leadership and people management skills are desirable

  • Leading in matrix organization and without formal authority a plus

International Experience:

  • Some international implementation experience would be an advantage.


  • 5 – 7 years of project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic HR projects; experience in managing SAP SuccessFactors implementations is desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology.

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.

The position can be also filled as part time position


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