S4/HANA Customer Success Partner Senior Advisor

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S/4HANA Solution Area – Specialized Customer Success Partner

Work Area: Sales
Location: UKI

Expected Travel: 0 – 30%

Recruiter: Barry Norris


Key Areas of Responsibility and Tasks

The S/4HANA Solution Area covers the portfolio of Finance, Q2C and Enterprise Management (incl. S/4 Public & Private incl. RISE, oCFO and Q2C solutions), Enterprise Cloud Services (HEC), Digital Supply Chain, Industry Applications and ERP for SME. Our team is orchestrating the customer engagement post-sales, being responsible for customer adoption, satisfaction and retention.

The Customer Success Partner (CSP) works directly with our S/4 Customers and in particular ECS (IaaS/HEC) customers to guide them through their journey with our offerings. The CSP works to increase customer satisfaction, retention, renewals, references and upsells for Cloud products within the solution portfolio. They achieve this by building strong relationships with our customers and helping them maximize the value of their partnership with SAP.

The CSP oversees key customer milestones throughout the customer lifecycle, from deal signature, through to system provisioning, monitoring implementation progress and business case achievement. The CSP is expected to serve as the strategic point of contact for the customer and to leverage appropriate resources across SAP functions to maintain overall customer health.

Account & Territory Management

  • The CSP has overall responsibility for the daily management of assigned Cloud customer accounts, including account management strategies as well as engagement and expansion plans to ensure profitable growth within these customers.
  • The CSP is accountable to create and maintain a comprehensive view of assigned accounts or their territory through proactive account planning, and alignment of customers’ business strategies to product, solution, and partner road mapping.
  • They will communicate customer life cycle status, common risks & issues, insights on usage and retention challenges.
  • The CSP will leverage system-based usage data, surveys, and all other forms of feedback to form comprehensive point of view on clients / territory health & propensity to renew.

Building Account Relationships

  • Develops trust and deep relationship with customer stakeholders, account key decision makers and executive sponsors by establishing regular cadence of interactions.
  • Advocates for and becomes the Voice of the Customer within SAP; understands competitive threats and utilizes proper escalation channels to help customers during times of need.
  • The CSP will be managing accounts with complex systems, stakeholder networks and higher ranges of Total Managed Contract values.
  • The CSP maintains a close working relationship with other colleagues and customer facing personnel necessary to support assigned accounts (e.g., IAE, GAD, LoB Sales Specialist, Services, Support, Solution Management, Product Management, Deals Desk, HEC Delivery and our ecosystem partners).
  • Promotes customer community by driving participation in customer events (VIP and LoB-specific sessions, Reference Program, etc.).

Nurture References

  • Drives customer references; pushes for reference stories across accounts.
  • Establishes success metrics agreed with the customer, tracks, and addresses reference blockers for each account.

Drive Value Realization

  • Manages the renewal processes through qualification, needs analysis, commercial negotiation and close.
  • Proactively engages customers to ensure they get maximum value from SAP solutions; facilitates customer engagement and adoption by utilizing workshops, best practices, webinars, thought leadership, etc.

Manage Retention

  • The CSP is accountable for engagement with the customer, account team and other commercial stakeholders.
  • The CSP manages the renewal cycle for their customers in tight collaboration with relevant internal stakeholders, effective positioning of the specific Line of Business value proposition to leverage adoption of our solutions and services necessary to support the customer.
  • Drives opportunity development (including growth and qualification of pipeline in conjunction with assigned Account Executives) and accurate forecasting of the renewal and network growth opportunities.
  • Facilitates quarterly Account Reviews with customer and Account team members to confirm ongoing customer account goals and strengthen relationships.



  • Meet or exceed account-specific revenue and profitability goals for account portfolio including but not limited to renewals, subscription software expansion, and network revenue growth.
  • The CSP is a proactive member of assigned Virtual Account Teams and will provide sales teams with information about potential sales opportunity within and outside of the HEC portfolio.

  Skills and Competencies:

 Experience within following areas: 

  • Industry Experience
  • Customer Engagement/Success
  • Complex Account Management
  • Account Planning
  • Executive Communication
  • Consultative Selling
  • Relationship Management
  • Change management methods
  • Customer Focus
  • Business Acumen
  • Financial Acumen
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Challenge Complexity
  • Quality Focus
  • Self-motivation


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Multilingual capability is an advantage depending upon region; minimum is local language + English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Experience in using various CRM systems, Totango as well as additional SAP internal systems and applications to manage accounts and opportunities

 Work Experience:

5+ years’ experience in the following areas

  • Sales, Pre-Sales, Services or Solution/Product Management
  • Project management experience, including business process transformation and re-engineering
  • Experience managing complex customer engagements
  • Customer relationship management, sales, and sales team expertise in license, cloud or services domain
  • Commercial experience, incl. developing account management plans and contract negotiations
  • Line of Business experience in HEC, S/4 HANA, Hosting, Private Managed Cloud or equivalent experiences in other Cloud LoB’s



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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

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

 Requisition ID:319938 | Work Area: Sales | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  319938
Posted Date:  May 14, 2022
Work Area:  Sales
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Middlesex, GB, TW148HD

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