Consulting and Professional Services

SAP Programme Manager - Professional Services

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Role Description:

The SAP Programme Manager is responsible for the overall management of a broad range of either individual projects or a portfolio of projects throughout their respective lifecycles. You will bring detailed delivery capability and business acumen to manage strategic projects both Pn Prem and in the Cloud (PAAS / SAAS) across a variety of lines of business and industries.

With responsibility and leadership of cross-functional teams you will ensure defined project outputs are delivered to time, budget and project quality criteria whilst ensuring adherence to SAP project management methodology practices. As well as overall delivery responsibility, it is expected that the SAP Programme Manager will provide Project Manager and Team Lead mentoring, perform Project Management Reviews and contribute to SAP’s knowledge management initiative through the communication of Lessons Learned and SAP Best Practice development.


An SAP Programme Manager must have the capability to contribute from the Bid Phase of a programme (scoping, planning, resourcing, estimation, risk assessment and production of proposal/contractual documentation) to delivering the programme to SAP’s commercial satisfaction whilst ensuring that the required level of quality and customer satisfaction are met, before closing the programme in alignment with SAP Best Practice.

You will have the ability to manage complex projects or multiple smaller projects that require coordination of work between various parties within the SAP services organisations and third-party sub-contractors or partners alike.


Expectations and tasks:

  • Utilising the appropriate delivery model for customer projects/programmes based on SAP Activate, using a combination of Model Company, pre-defined services, on-site delivery, Global Delivery and Custom Development as needed to deliver ongoing customer success
  • Responsible for scoping, planning and managing the delivery through each phase of the project/programme
  • Establish and maintain project/programme governance
  • Responsible for the project/programme P&L
  • Determine, onboard and manage the required resources for the project/programme
  • Ensure successful delivery to time, budget and quality
  • Manage and maintain positive relationships with all external stakeholders from Team Lead, Project Management to C-Level as required
  • Engage with SAP internal stakeholders as required
  • Manage third parties as needed
  • Manage SAP implementations (on-premise and cloud), upgrades, system landscape optimisations, large scale developments to successful conclusion



  • Minimum of 8 years of project and programme management experience in a mix large-scale SAP ERP projects and/ or adoption oriented SAAS/PAAS projects.
  • Experience of leading Cloud based implementations (such as SuccessFactors, Ariba, SAP Concur)
  • Experience in managing virtual project teams
  • Proven commercial acumen, including management of Fixed Price and Time & Materials projects
  • Proven experience in embedding cloud solutions to drive immediate adoption
  • Experience of managing on-premise, cloud and hybrid delivery models.
  • Using and managing the Global Delivery model together with distributed teams
  • Management of remote resources (Global Delivery or distributed organization)
  • P&L of LoB in large organization is desirable
  • International implementation experience desired




We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and 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: or, APJ:, EMEA:


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:333321 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 80% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  333321
Posted Date:  Jun 3, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 80%

Middlesex, GB, TW148HD

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