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Date: Jun 28, 2017

Location: Munich, BY, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 152880 
Work Area: Software-User Experience 
Location: Munich
Expected Travel: 0 - 20% 
Career Status: Professional 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.

 

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Vice President of Product Design, you will lead our Product Design, Design Research, and UX teams.
We are looking for someone that can set a vision for how great product design can create a competitive advantage for SAP Hybris and someone that can guide a team of talented product designers in envisioning and executing great experiences for our enterprise clients.
Product Design collaborates with product management, engineering, and the rest of the product organization to build a platform that facilitates and enhances a consistent and intuitive user experience across multiple product families.
The VP of Product Design will report to the Head of Hybris as a service and have high visibility throughout the organization. In this role, you’ll be leading and growing a 20+ person team today.

  • Set a vision for how the SAP Hybris user experience can deliver a world-class experience
  • Attract and retain a world-class team of managers and designers
  • Be the voice of our users (learners, instructors and enterprise clients) by providing empathy and inspiration to the teams building out the product experience
  • Lead a 20+ team of designers, researchers and writers, providing mentoring and career development
  • Roll up both sleeves and execute on projects whenever necessary


EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Required skills

  • A University degree or higher qualification is likely, but not essential, however demonstrating evidence of building world class UX for enterprise software products is more important
  • Has ‘product DNA’ – a passion to build next generation products that disrupt and redefine markets, using design
  • Skilled at leading cultural change to design led product development across multiple stakeholders in large organizations
  • Expert in UI and UX that brings proven skills in stakeholder management and internal evangelism
  • Deep understanding of how design, prototyping, and user research meet complex and varied requirements within tight development windows
  • Deep understanding of human-centered approach and methods to design
  • Experience integrating user research into design practices
  • Hands-on experience designing across platforms: web, iOS and Android especially
  • Solution oriented working style
  • Self-starter mentality
  • Independence attitude
  • Organizational awareness
  • Team player committed to transparency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

 

Preferred skills

  • experience in the e-commerce area

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 15+ years of product design experience, with experience managing complex product design projects across multiple teams, cultures and timezones
  • Demonstrated success leading a team to building great products and services
  • Fluent German is a distinct advantage

 

LOCATION
Preferred location is Munich, though we will consider other locations close to SAP Hybris Development centres (London, Maidenhead, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Walldorf, Gliwice).

 

 

 

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, sensory 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 contact us at Careers.Germany@sap.com. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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