SAP (Senior) Product Specialist - SAP S/4HANA Cloud Edition Owner team Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 131584

Work Area: Solution and Product Management

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 30%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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 better. SAP empowers 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. You’ll 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’ll be able to get more out of 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.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

A new fully digitized Business Suite (SAP S/4HANA) is in the focus within the SAP strategy.

Within the SAP S/4HANA, the Cloud Editions will become one of the main growth areas with 3-digit-growth rates for the next years. Thanks to the quarterly cloud development cycle, and cloud deployment approach, the distance between the engineer and the end user of a product are dramatically reduced, which fosters rapid innovation cycles. Even more: we are in a service business model that spearheads the digital transformation. The result is unmatched speed of innovation, simplicity and reduced time to value. But for Cloud, there are new rules of the game.

S/4HANA Cloud Edition Owners Product Management is a central team which holds the cloud product ownership with end-to-end responsibility. They will work with the development & product owner teams to evolve the different S/4HANA editions successfully. Focus is on cloud qualities as a leading paradigm of S/4HANA capabilities. The S/4HANA product management will ensure a holistic perspective and a comprehensive and aligned roadmap and execution for the S/4HANA Cloud Edition. Our key task is to foster the focus on cloud editions for SAP S/4HANA to support SAP´s transition to the cloud company powered by HANA. The product management and the packaging development team are key to ensure this transition.

We are looking for experienced Senior Product Specialists/ Product managers who will extend our Product Management team for the S/4HANA Cloud Editions. You will be part of the team that helps to transform our market with a growing footprint in the subscription economy.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

The tasks and responsibilities of this role will be to define, work on and influence the foundation of SAP´s next generation Business Suite – SAP S/4HANA in the cloud.

You will collaborate with our Product and Development teams across SAP to:

  • Help define the product scope and roadmap of S/4HANA Cloud editions based on market and customer requirements

  • Ensure execution of viable scope of S/4HANA Cloud editions and backlog execution thru the portfolio process and stakeholder management

  • Support product definition phase, and creation of S/4HANA edition strategy including key differentiators

  • Establish co-innovation projects for requirements roll-in and validations and content definition for S/4HANA Cloud Editions

  • Development Sponsor/Product Experts for early customers when product knowledge is needed

Your impact and support of our deliverables on the strategy of our innovations will be key via:

  • Experience in working with customers in analyzing and transferring market and customer issues directly into the content, solution and product development.

  • Become a key counterpart for Product Owners and development organization to drive topics for the cloud editions.

  • Drive prototypes and visionary demos to showcase key differentiators and innovation with the development and Solution Experience teams.

  • Influence and improve the entire innovation lifecycle with customers and partners

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • University Degree (BA, Bachelor or Master) in Computer Science / Information Technology or Economics / Business Administration

  • Robust experience in developing and/or implementing SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite or other Business Suites and understanding of underlying architecture & technology

  • Subject Matter Expert in either Logistics or Finance area with knowledge of SAP Best Practices a plus

  • Deep understanding of SAP product portfolio, both LoB and industries

  • Experience driving projects within a highly complex multi-stakeholder environment

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to explore innovative areas and be able to think outside the box

  • Excellent project management skills. And ability to define and execute topics in a self-standing manner and succeed with perseverance against resistance

  • Excellent English and German language skills

  • Strong customer/partner focus required

  • Results-driven & strong quality focus

Preferred skills

  • Spent at least a couple of years in the subscription business with deep understanding of the subscription economy

  • Understanding of successful customer transitions in the digital economy

  • Proven track record in working with customers and C-Level Executives

  • Cloud Development experience is a plus. Advanced knowledge of cloud development principles and cloud qualities

  • Great communication skills, good team player and networking skills

  • Experience with customer facing engagements would be beneficial

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Multiple years of experience with product management

  • A proven track record of exceptional performance

  • Proven track record in S/4HANA with product knowledge across all included products and industries

We are looking for a candidate who are able to support our strategic vision and work with the leadership to transition to a digital economy in global markets.

SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical, sensory and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us at Careers.Germany@sap.com . Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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