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(Sr.) Internal Strategic Consultant (f/m/d) for SAP's Business Technology Platform

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Date: Jan 13, 2021

City: Berlin, BE, DE, 10178

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 269162
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Berlin, Potsdam or Walldorf
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Part-Time or Regular Full-Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

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

The (Sr.) Internal Strategic Consultant for  Business Technology Platform is right in the middle of building SAP’s future and supports the journey towards a competitive Business Technology Platform through the following:

  • Continuously shape and detail out the strategy for the Business Technology Platform, in concert with the product development units and the Corporate Strategy Group to differentiate the platform in the market by, for example, identifying target customers and users, strategic user journeys and scenarios, carrying out market analyses, working with analysts, building go-to-market strategies and offerings.
  • Execute towards the Business Technology Platform vision by orchestrating across functions to achieve true end-to-end offering, from ideation and strategy, via planning, delivery, to sales, adoption, to customer success  
  • Coordinate and facilitate (parts of) the BTP execution cycle, focusing specifically on analyzing, positioning, packaging, promoting, and tailoring the Business Technology Platform to internal and external customers
  • Enable effective governance for prioritization and planning (roadmaps) and distributed software development
  • Prepare, align and present proposals among different stakeholder groups across the company to enable effective decision making in governance bodies and councils

Role Requirements

Our tasks range from strategy definition, thus implies a need for a broad range of profiles. What you will need to be successful:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills proven with strategic thinking and entrepreneurial spirit (self-responsibility, “can do” attitude)
  • Ability to create strategies for multi-product environments (i.e. in a platform) 
  • Ability to communicate at C-/Executive-level (with high attention to details)
  • Knowledge in software product management (business viability, technical feasibility, and user desirability)
  • Strong team player as most of the responsibilities span across teams and board areas which you need to convince without formal authority
  • Persistence, self-motivation, role-model for change agents:  Ambition to changing how SAP works and runs 
  • Fluent in English – both spoken and written 

Work Experience

  • Experience in strategy work in a software company, strategy consulting or similar, preferred with a focus on technology/software
  • Proven experience in managing projects and delivering on them in time and quality (project management skills)
  • Master’s degree and interdisciplinary profile combining computer science with business administration (e.g. CS with strong interest in business, information systems or business engineering) or equivalent work experience, PhD is a plus 
  • Knowledge of software products/ platforms with at least 3-4 years in a software company or in the IT industry (or related functions), knowledge about SAP and its products is a plus
  • Strong interest or first experiences in platform business models or product strategy/ management

About the team

The Board Area Technology & Innovation (T&I) is responsible for SAP’s overall platform and technology development in form of the Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) as SAP’s aspiration for a single unified platform. It consolidates and integrates a range of current stand-alone products, e.g., HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, Analytics, AI and machine learning, App Marketplace into ONE “cloud-first” platform with a harmonized end-to-end experience. SAP BTP will serve as a foundation for all internal applications (LoBs), customer applications, and partner applications and powers our customers to become an intelligent enterprise. The benefit for its users is ONE differentiated platform for building and commercializing applications in an SAP context. In this, SAP is undergoing a major shift, from a product company towards a platform company, which makes it one of the most exciting projects at SAP. This means, the team is in the core of SAP’s strategy and you will have a high impact with visibility up to the board.

Reinvent on Business Technology Platform: https://sap.com/btp

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

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.

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 and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

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

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