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Solution and Product Management

Principal Design Lead (m/f/d) - SAP Business Process Intelligence

Requisition ID:303243
Work Area: Solution and Product Management and any other location in Germany
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time and partime
Career Level: T3/T4
Hiring Manager: Stefan Krumnow 

Recruiter Name: Alisar Al Khaddour



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives. 



Summary & Role Information

In this role you will be working in a cross-functional team who values trust, respect and diversity. 

Being part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies you know the importance of communication and feedback. You are appreciated for your engagement, your constructive input and your relentless drive to improve yourself, the product and the company.
We are looking for people who share our passion for creating products that people love to use. To thrive in this role you are someone who appreciates close collaboration, open communication, and feedback.



  • Provide functional leadership to ensure quality, design system compliance and help negotiate done for embedded designers within the engineering product group.
  • Lead strategic design initiatives within a product group with guidance from the Head of Design with focus on domain-wide fit and alignment.
  • Closely collaborate with product and engineering leadership.
  • Initiate, drive and create buy-in for standardization for group design practice, in partnership with the Head of Design. 
  • Insure design initiatives within the group are prioritized correctly within engineering backlogs.
  • Manage the evaluation of conditions and situations presented by the software, competitive reviews and  stakeholders to determine recommended paths toward possible solutions and in the case of existing software, evaluate usability and identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Partner with UX researchers to facilitate larger-scale strategic research projects 
  • Awareness of how group apps and features influence and/or integrate in cross-domain projects and user experiences. 
  • Ensure high quality standards and alignment with our design system and UX principles.
  • Regularly sync design and contribution-level efforts with stakeholders and Head of Design for transparency and alignment with big-picture initiatives. 



  • Previous experience (6+ years) within agile software development teams and proven goal-oriented mindset.
  • Familiarity with popular software tools for user experience / design: Figma, Material Design standards, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and Abstract.
  • Experience working with design systems, components and helping develop the system over time.
  • Experience in leading, mentoring and coaching designers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to write and guide initiative / epic and user stories processes with a good understanding of iterative & incremental value-driven approach.
  • Thorough knowledge of UX methodologies & artefacts (wireframes, personas, flows).
  • In-depth analytical skills, structured and data-driven working approach and good interpersonal skills.
  • Best in class design skills and the ability to take a project from concept to production.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including an ability to manage and negotiate expectations for timelines and scope.
  • A proactive self-starting attitude, comfortable with aligning with all types of stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage up and down in the organization, make decisions and work transparently.
  • Background in B2B / Enterprise tool design and/or Enterprise UX research.
  • Experience with or knowledge of when and where to use different UX research and validation approaches to ensure decisions are validated before engineering hand-off.

About the Team

Building on SAP's intelligent enterprise strategy, it is the mission of Business Process Intelligence to assist our customers in navigating through their digital transformation and help them understand and improve their business processes in a data-driven way. Together, with the acquisition of Signavio, a recognized and strong market leader in the process excellence and intelligence area, we are creating a comprehensive, end-to-end Business Process Intelligence (BPI) offering for our customers! Our purpose is to help our customers innovate in an ever-changing world!


Due to the acquisition scenario the role will be reporting into a Signavio manager, you will be informed about the future manager during the application process. 


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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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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Additional Locations: Virtual - Germany and any other location in Germany

Principal Design Lead (m/f/d) - SAP Business Process Intelligence

Facility:  303243
Posted Date:  Oct 11, 2021
Work Area:  Solution and Product Management
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Berlin, DE, 10178

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