SAP - Consumer Goods Value Chain Practice Lead

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The ISBN's Industry Leaders Think Tank is a business community led by forward-thinking procurement and supply chain executives focusing on solving current industry value chain challenges while inspiring a sustainable and resilient supply chain movement. The Industry Value Chain Sales team's vision is to dominate strategic industries by creating thought leadership backed by outcome-focused actions and solutions.


The FMCG industry boasts the most advanced and innovative companies regarding sustainability. The primary charter of this role is running and expanding the existing F&B Think Tank and launching a new Think Tank with non-food FMCG companies to complement the existing F&B Think Tank and find the synergy between both Think Tanks and leverage two Think Tanks to listen to the market and position SAP as the thought leaders in shaping the new resilient and sustainable supply chain. 


The industry lead will support the execution of industry growth plans across regions for the Intelligent Spend and Business Network Solution Area by being a trusted industry expert and thought leader. You will also be responsible for syndicating industry-specific best practices by curating customer stories from the Think Tank member companies. We use a simple storytelling approach using various mediums to help with accelerating sales cycles and increasing win rates and renewal rates. 


This position allows you to be part of something bigger than yourself to create the movement that will turn into actions to create a better world through sustainable procurement. Be part of the most passionate team! 


Check out the Think Tank website to see the existing groups.


Duties and Responsibilities:

· Recruit and retain 15 renowned global CPOs and Chief Supply Chain Officers of the non-food and beverage category in FMGC.

· Plan, host, and drive the quarterly executive meetings by engaging the external subject matter experts relevant to both F&B and Personal Care Think Tanks.

· Manage projects to drive the Think Tank mission given by the members through engaging and leading the Action tank members assigned by the Executives.

· Develop and publish the outcomes and projects developed at the Think Tank and Action Tank meetings to drive ISBN's thought leadership and market awareness.

· Build relationships with both Think Tank and Action Tank members as a trusted advisor.

· Promote and highlight each member by engaging in the Industry Leaders Journey podcast, other Video series, Industry value chain panel discussions, as well as some articles and blogs.

· Build a franchisee of the regional Think Tank by coaching and guiding the regional Franchisee Think Tank Angels.

· Support the regional think tank activities and connect them to create the global Consumer Products procurement community.

· Advocate SAP ISBN's industry best practices, industry-specific business processes, and outcomes to deliver industry-specific business content.

· Develop internal relationships with the CPG/Retail industry experts across SAP and build a bridge between ISBN and SAP Industries teams.



· procurement or/and supply chain practitioner in the Consumer sector is preferred.

· Great networker and community builder with high emotional intelligence.

· Experience with C-Level executives.

· Exceptional presentation skills and written communication skills required.·

· Minimum 15 or more years of successful software experience and/or procurement experience.


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Requisition ID: 340146  | Work Area: Sales  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: Virtual - USA #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  340146
Posted Date:  May 28, 2022
Work Area:  Sales
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

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