Consulting and Professional Services

Business Manager - Consulting



Requisition ID: 274212
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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Business Manager – Consulting


Key Areas of Responsibility and Tasks


Transformational Leadership 
•Communicate a clear vision of the future: discuss, explain and actively promote the vision within own team, to peers and customers
•Motivate through inspiration and mobilize teams: create a comfortable working environment, establish an atmosphere for discussions, seek for feedback and call for people’s opinions
•Set demanding goals and empower accountability to execute on the mission: derive clear and challenging targets from the level upon plan, assign targets and set priorities, encourage people to take ownership, be there when necessary to decide, to backup or to help refocus
•Actively establish relationships characterized by mutual respect and trust: stimulate individuals to broaden and make use of their network, respect different opinions, diverse cultures and values, work to overcome organizational boundaries and silo thinking, do not accept knowledge hiding
•Encourage people to continuously question the status quo and activate their creative and innovative skills: stimulate individuals to think outside established solutions and processes, invite the team to learn from everything, accept failing investments, think and act lean
•Coach people on their individual development and career opportunities and act as a mentor: support team members and mentees in development planning and fulfilment, act as coach and guide for individuals to find their right career track, turn active if individuals are passive on their development
•Show passion on the job: act as a role model for the team, show authentic behaviour, pride and enthusiasm in the own job, demonstrate best practices and encourage team members to share own experiences, celebrate success, promote SAP as a great place to work


Other Management Tasks
•Active support in entire Sales and Delivery Engagement
•Ensuring realization of the sector margin targets (consulting)
•Structure, development and effective management of a strong consulting team within SDC
•Develop and manage portfolio and team’s growth and skill sets
•Lead knowledge management initiatives regarding the development and use of intellectual property
•Support knowledge sharing initiatives
•Consulting Liaison for Ramp Up/IBU - ensure consulting related KPIs are met
•Realization of Region Deliverables including Customer Sat
•Supply, Demand and Forecast (skill gap planning) Management
•Coordination of project staffing in close contact with Management 
•Liaison with Field Services Organization
•Harmonize decisions across multiple opinions across competing organizations
•Identifying of training needs for strategic areas
•Reporting on Utilization & Forecast
•Consulting Services Definition & Maintenance
•Forecast Management
•Partner Management


Additional Information

As a people manager, you are responsible for supporting the success of not only your direct reports, but the success of all employees within the larger team you are a part by helping to identify development opportunities and supporting team members to achieve their goals. You are expected to know about the members of your extended team and share insights with your peer managers. Look for opportunities to coach and recognize employees directly and provide just-in-time feedback so that employees can reflect on your input immediately


Job Tasks & Roles related to Management

  • Execution of Strategic Goals
  • People Development including Development & Career Planning
  • Supply Management
  • Demand and Forecast Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Liaison within and outside Services organization
  • Partner Management
  • Transformation & Change Management
  • Delivery Operations Executions & Oversight 
  • Team Lead

Experience & Educational Requirements


Experience & Language Requirements
Functional Experience

  • Solid knowledge in delivering projects as architect / project manager in SAP implementation projects for Consumer Industries customer
  • Min. 15 years of consulting / consulting management roles experience
  • Ability to drive execution within area of responsibility and experience in aligning cross-topic objectives & approaches
  • Experience in strategic thinking and conceptual design of complex projects & programs
  • Experience in customer interaction 
  • Managerial Experience
  • Experience in leading virtual teams cross-border
  • Experience in decision making within own area of responsibility / project

Final degree (e.g. business administration, psychology, economics, computer sciences) or equivalent work experience
Professional Training & Certification 
Training in Acting as a Manager (e.g. leading a team, cascading strategy, people development, internal processes & tools) (recommended)


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

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.

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Additional Locations

Requisition ID:  274212
Posted Date:  May 16, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 50%

Bangalore, IN, 560103

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