Solution and Product Management

Area Product Owner (f/m/d) for SAP Responsible Design and Production (RDP)

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We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented, innovative, and results-driven Area Product Owner (f/m/d) -Senior Product Specialist/Product Expert-, who likes to follow agile engineering practices and is enthusiastic to contribute to SAP’s Sustainability product portfolio.  

As Area Product Owner (Product Expert) of SAP Responsible Design and Production (RDP), you will manage the execution and drive the definition of implementable backlog items that create customer value in accordance with the product vision. You will work together with multiple development scrum teams to design, develop, and deliver the release backlog for your area in time, quality, and budget, looking for innovation opportunities and shaping the product strategy together with the Chief Product Owner. You are also responsible for the full lifecycle of the solutions within your area. You will get to test your creative and innovative abilities within our results-driven, agile company to get the job done.  



The role

As an Area Product Owner (Product Expert) (f/m/d) within SAP Responsible Design and Production you will: 

  • Own, plan, design and build market-leading software  
  • Act as an Area Product Owner and Domain Expert in agile development teams, creating, managing, and grooming the team backlog  
  • Negotiate with stakeholders and take tough prioritization decisions - leveraging latest technologies within our product 
  • Understand the market and competitors; identify and prioritize opportunities for existing products, new products, and third-party integrations 
  • Collect & incorporate early feedback from customers and stakeholders while managing their expectations ensuring excellent collaboration and partnership 
  • Work closely with the Chief Product Owner to define the Product Vision, Roadmap and Release Plan 
  • Work closely with your peer Area Product Owner, Team Product Owners, Software Architects, User Interface Designers, Developers and Quality Assurance to translate high-level requirements into User Stories and review their implementation 
  • Be the subject matter expert for your product's capabilities and future; inform internal and external teams through email, meetings, conference calls and presentations at events  






  • University degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or similar 
  • Prior successful collaboration and/or leadership within cross-functional engineering teams 
  • Business knowledge in Circular Economy / Responsible Design and Production would be an advantage 
  • Proven knowledge in agile software product owner/product management tasks and responsibilities 
  • Thorough understanding of SaaS technologies as well as the entire software development lifecycle 
  • Ability to engage with customers and partners, to articulate SAPs’ Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises vision 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German language 
  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to bring out this quality in others 
  • A keen interest in technology and new technology trends  


Work experience

  • Overall 5+ years of relevant and professional experience 
  • Working experience in global, multi-cultural and virtual teams  






Sustainability lies at the heart of SAP’s vision. It covers renewable fuel sources, reducing carbon emissions, protecting environments and health, and keeping the delicate ecosystems of our planet in balance while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life.  

SAP Responsible Design and Production (RDP) is an integral part in SAP’s sustainability product portfolio and strongly support customers’ sustainability initiatives. To meet customers’ requirements for more comprehensive solutions in the sustainability area, we are developing our team and inviting you to explore this new, exciting opportunity. 





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Requisition ID: 340113  | Work Area: Solution and Product Management  | Expected Travel: 0 - 20%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  340113
Posted Date:  Jun 18, 2022
Work Area:  Solution and Product Management
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 20%

Markdorf, DE, 88677

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