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Director, SAP.iO Foundry Berlin Job

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

City: Berlin, BW, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 201100
Work Area: Presales
Location: Berlin
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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The Program Manager, SAP.iO Foundry Berlin is the Operations and Program Manager for SAP.iO’s Berlin startup program activities, including startup acceleration/incubation, and focuses on engaging both internal and external resources while helping to execute on deliverables that ensure the success of SAP.iO Foundry startup programs and services. The Program Manager will work closely with the SAP.iO Foundry Director to source mentors, coordinate business unit and customer visits, and work with SAP and external PR, marketing, and legal teams for program promotion and success. The Program Manager will also play a key role in ensuring key events such as “Demo Days” and other external marketing events are successful towards accomplishing program goals and building the SAP.iO brand and presence within the Berlin startup and investment ecosystem.



  • Assist Berlin Foundry Director and Management with the overall operations, administration sourcing, recruiting and onboarding SAP.iO Foundry Berlin startups
  • Assist Berlin Foundry Director with the sourcing, recruiting, and onboarding of Evangelize and represent SAP.iO Foundry Berlin (along the with Director) within the Berlin startup and investor ecosystem as appropriate
  • Assist in the design and project management of the SAP.iO Foundry Berlin’s programs (e.g., B2B tech accelerator)
  • Support continuous (re-)design, improvement and implementation of new and existing processes
  • Communicate with current, graduate and future startups participating in the program
  • Communicate with and coordinate internal and external Mentor groups, business partners and affiliates
  • Host visitors and give presentations and organize workshops and events for program participants
  • Assist startup companies with their participation in the program
  • Maintain contact database/CRM
  • Initiate changes to operational procedures, where applicable, ensuring consistency with regulatory requirements and corporate guidelines
  • Assist in the development of “Demo Days” and coordinate executive participation to drive mentorship, customer introductions, and organizational support
  • Help coordinate activities with the broader SAP.iO organization, including other regional SAP.iO Foundry activities (e.g., SF, Paris, Munich, Tel Aviv, NYC)
  • Provide additional support for other areas of SAP.iO, including support for community engagement, deal sourcing, and input on SAP.iO Fund investments, especially in the Berlin area



  • Independent, detail-oriented & open-minded, problem solving
  • Learner’s mindset, strong work ethic, a sense of humor
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations and work with deadlines
  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital
  • Capable of multitasking and able to prioritize workflow and manage multiple projects with minimal to moderate direction
  • Passion for innovations and Start Ups, entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong communication skills, people-oriented
  • Strong proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter, stress resistant and multi-talent with problem solving skills
  • Excellent language skills (oral and written) in English
  • The ability to quickly build relationships and convey influence when needed at all levels, in order to resolve conflicts and maintain direction
  • Passion for innovation and startup entrepreneurship
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation and communication skills at executive to project team levels
  • Work with the SAP.iO Berlin Foundry Director to ensure programs delivered on time, quality and budget
  • Successful risk mitigation and task management (delivery risks are identified and minimized before they become issues)
  • Provision of timely and effective information to all program stakeholders
  • Cohort NPS of 80 or higher
  • Work with the SAP.iO Berlin Foundry Director to help startups participating in the SAP.iO Berlin Foundry have opportunities to secure venture funding by external (i.e. non-SAP.iO) funding sources to the extent possible.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), advanced degree or equivalent experience



  • Minimum of 5 years, experience working with startups, accelerator programs, investors, corporate executives, and entrepreneurial communities.
  • Preferably experienced in using social media and blog platforms (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.)
  • Prior startup, strategy consulting, finance, early stage investing or equivalent experience is a plus.





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