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Ariba Network Product Manager (Returnship) Job

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Date: Jun 5, 2019

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 210869
Work Area: Solution and Product Management
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type:  Product Manager - Path Forward Returnship




Ariba Network Product Manager - Path Forward Returnship

The Path Forward Return to Work program at SAP is a 20-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.  

At SAP, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with other women and men transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce. 

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures. SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

The Company:

SAP Ariba is the marketplace for digital business, creating frictionless exchanges between millions of buyers and suppliers in areas of procurement, financial and supply chain processes. Our market-leading solutions enable companies to simplify collaboration with their trading partners, make smarter business decisions and extend their collaborative business processes with an open technology platform. More than three and a half million companies use SAP Ariba solutions to connect and collaborate generating over two trillion of commerce on an annual basis.

The Product:

Ariba® Network is the world’s largest business commerce network. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.

The role:

The product manager will be part of SAP Ariba product and innovation group up innovating on Ariba Network product line. The team’s vision is to make every connected trading partner be a best-run company. The charter of the team is to drive value by increasing commerce opportunities, helping companies easily connect with and service their customers, providing differentiation opportunities and delivering modern user experience through innovative and intelligent technologies.

The big data and analytics services focus on driving insights through artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms using the data from all applications of SAP Ariba marketplace.

You will be fully embedded into the product management team for Ariba Network and integrates into all aspects and activities of the agile product life-cycle.  You will partner with a senior member of the product management team to deliver world class SAP Ariba products. You will also:

  • Help define products features and functionalities by creating Functional Requirement Definitions.
  • Work in a SCRUM team with support of other member of the product management team on all aspects around prioritization, requirements and testing as well as backlog clearance.  
  • Work closely with go-to-market and marketing groups to refine product roadmap; evaluate existing and emerging competition; help create business cases for internal or external developments.
  • Analyzing existing data to help product roadmap prioritization.

The requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree Business, Computer Science
  • 5+ years of enterprise software product management experience
  • Understand some of the KPI’s (key performance indicators) in procurement, financial or supply chain space
  • Great communication skills in English
  • Ability to break down abstract problems into smaller well-defined ones and identify possible solutions
  • Ability to share structured knowledge on the job and present concepts
  • Office automation skills (spreadsheets, presentations, word editing) are a must

Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.
A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

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.

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
Additional Locations:

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

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