SAP Senior Product Specialist/Product Expert (P&I S/4HANA Product Management & Co-innovation) Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 132812

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

Thanks to our development approach, the distance between the engineer and the end user of a product can be dramatically reduced – even more: we are in a service business model. The result is unmatched speed of innovation, simplicity and reduced time to value. Moving our core to the Cloud with SAP S/4HANA enables a fast deployment and decreases implementation time for customers. Additionally, it fosters rapid innovation cycles and reduces TCO. Furthermore, simplifying our SAP Business Suite enables agility in consumption.

We, the S/4HANA unit have the mission to simplify the SAP Business Suite on the HANA Platform to enable customers and partners per Line of business with adequate non-coded assets like: demos, roadmaps, consumption information and content for our S/4HANA innovations.

S/4HANA Product Management team holds the cloud product ownership with end-to-end responsibility. Our key task is to foster the focus on cloud editions for SAP S/4HANA and 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 responsible for the definition and execution of our strategy, scope and the complete customer experience for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. We focus on unlocking the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA with the needed cloud qualities and be a key contributor to scale the business

We are looking for Senior Product Specialist/Product Experts who will support our S/4HANA Product Management team for the Cloud Edition. You will be part of the team that helps to transform our market with a growing footprint in the subscription economy.

You will have impact on existing and net new markets via dedicated use cases, transforming SAP´s foundation and actively articulate the products’ vision to prospects, customers, and industry leaders.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

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

You will collaborate with our Field Sales, Service and Partner organization and our Product teams across SAP to:

  • Support product definition and roadmap of S/4HANA Cloud editions based on market and customer requirements

  • Influence and improve the entire innovation lifecycle with customers and partners (from discovery / sales / onboarding / onboarding and Service / renewal)

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

  • Safeguard early projects of S/4HANA Cloud by active involvement as Development Sponsor / Product Expert for projects in APJ 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 clients in analyzing and transferring market and client issues directly into the content, solution and asset development

  • Strong internal networker and outstanding project management skills to align with the respective areas and drive projects successfully along tight deadlines

  • Become a key counterpart for Product Owners in PM and the development organization driving non-coded asset creation for one or more areas or cloud editions

  • Strong engagement with the Solution Experience team to set up a business relevant foundation for story lines, demonstration environment and key master data content

  • Influence and improve the entire innovation lifecycle with customers and partners (from discovery/sales /onboarding/onboarding and Service/renewal)

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • University degree /MBA ( Full time course)

  • Relevant 2-3 years of experience

  • Excellent communication abilities

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

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

  • Excellent knowledge of development processes, product standards & tools

  • Proven track record in or on collaboration with Product Development and/or Product Management

  • Ability to distill technical information fast and prepare stakeholder specific content out of it, with the business outcome in mind

  • Ability to work in lean teams and leverage cross departmental networks and teams

  • Strong customer/partner focus required

  • Results-driven & strong quality focus

Preferred skills

  • Deep understanding of the subscription economy and customer success in the digital economy

  • Knowledge of Cloud Solutions like SF / Ariba / Concur is a plus.

  • Good knowledge of cloud development principles and cloud qualities

  • Good communication skills, team player and networking skills

  • Experience in customer facing engagements as a Solution Architect, Business Development or Consulting would be beneficial

WORK EXPERIENCE

We are looking for candidates who are able to support our strategic vision and drive with leadership the transition to a digital economy in global markets. To represent our vision means understanding our engineering approach deeply, touching base with customers and partners frequently, which requires a comprehensive set of analysis, presentation, communication and networking skills.

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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