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Corporate Strategy Manager- Cloud Applications and Platform

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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 Corporate Strategy Manager will support SAP’s Chief Strategy Officer, The SAP Executive Board, Business Unit Presidents, and other SAP executive leadership in strategy development and execution. The selected candidate will provide thought leadership and data-driven recommendations to executive level stakeholders, in both the business unit and corporate level. They will support and drive strategic projects relating to cloud transformation, cloud applications & platforms, new market entry, go-to-market, and M&A.


Primary Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  1. Applied Strategy: Identify key strategic growth opportunities for SAP’s cloud business. The candidate will detail the opportunity, organize a cross-functional team, and ultimately, develop well supported solutions with specific recommendations that will enable the executive management team to make critical go/no go decisions
  2. Quantitative Analysis: Scope and plan financial and quantitative analyses that will yield critical answers to the questions at hand. Understand the required data sets and procure them accordingly
  3. Critical Communication Development: Lead the development of presentations for the company's Executive Committee and Business Owners that clearly communicate the issues, status, results, and execution plans for key strategic initiatives. The Manager will often meet with members of the C-Suite to share insights and help lead actions to drive impact



The Corporate Strategy Group works directly with the most senior executives in the company, and the candidate will have direct exposure to those executives. Specifically, the Manager will interface directly with SAP’s Chief Strategy Officer, BU Presidents, and other key leaders on a consistent basis.



  1. **2+ years of strategy consulting experience at Bain, McKinsey, Boston Consulting, Accenture, PwC, Deloitte or any Strategy consuting firm.**  
  2. Structured and logical thinking: The ability to dissect a problem with an organized approach and quickly form a hypothesis against which to run analysis.
  3. Analytical rigor: Proven capability conducting and managing highly complicated quantitative strategic analysis in a defect-free manner. Mastery of Microsoft Excel and modeling skills
  4. Cultural fit: The candidate will have a highly collaborative demeanor measured with credibility and command of audience well beyond their years’ experience, able to engage at the C-suite level



  1. Relevant industry experience: A passion for and ideally a track record in technology, specifically enterprise software and high-growth SaaS & PaaS companies
  2. Relevant functional experience: Proven experience in driving growth strategy, go-to-market, product strategy, and macro market trend awareness
  3. Relevant educational background: Undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science; MBA an advantage



The candidate selected for this position will be a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who is intellectually curious with a demonstrated interest in learning and driving change. This person will also need to be a self-motivated, high-energy individual who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment. They must be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel. This professional must demonstrate strong leadership skills, gaining credibility with team members and senior level stakeholders.

The successful candidate will:

• Be modest in nature, recognizing the accomplishments of the team before the individual

• Be highly motivated and possess vision and enthusiasm

• Understand how to deliver on short time frames and be committed to meeting deadlines “no matter what”

• Communicate in an open and honest way that quickly builds trust and respect

• Possess an entrepreneurial spirit

• Be comfortable on their feet making presentations



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:313036 | Work Area: Administration | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: Virtual - USA

Corporate Strategy Manager- Cloud Applications and Platform

Facility:  313036
Posted Date:  Jan 20, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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