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Director, North America Strategy

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!




The Director, North America Strategy will drive market assessment, analysis, project management, stakeholder engagement, and recommendations for North America Leadership Team. These initiatives could consist of a wide range of topics including go to market, organizational design, demand generation, investment and partner strategy. Examples of the projects candidates can expect to lead include developing a strategy to evolve how we win new customers to determining areas of investment based on a right to win assessment.


Key responsibilities include:   

  • Lead engagements with Senior Executives in the North America leadership team on strategic topics  
  • Conduct detailed analyses that lead to compelling recommendations   
  • Drive strategic projects by providing structured decision making backed by strong hypotheses   
  • Design pilots to test potential investment or business model evolutions
  • Synthesize information and analyses into creative business insights and recommendations   
  • Incorporate multiple, differing perspectives into high quality deliverables   
  • Persuasively deliver recommendations to Senior Executives


Experience & Skill Requirements The candidate should demonstrate the following abilities:   

  • Proven, distinctive problem solving and analytical skills   
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively (including leading and influencing virtual teams)  
  • Superior Excel modeling and PowerPoint skills   
  • Outstanding senior executive communication and presentation skills  
  • Capacity for multi-threading


The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years of professional experience in a top-tier management consulting firm or a similar environment and 5 years of strategy, corporate development, product development, or operating experience in the software industry or other IT-related areas. An MBA from a top institution, although not required, will be strongly preferred. Ad minima, the candidate will demonstrate a passion for the technology industry and a solid understanding of the key trends in the markets SAP operates in.   This role will report into the North America Chief Operating Officer.



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: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


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.


 Requisition ID:291889 | Work Area: Sales | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Director, North America Strategy

Facility:  291889
Posted Date:  Aug 29, 2021
Work Area:  Sales
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

New York, NY, US, 10001

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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