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SAP Ariba- Product Manager, Analytics Job

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Date: Jun 7, 2019

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 214514
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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SAP Ariba is the market leader in Collaborative Business Commerce and we are looking for a Product Manager to join our Product Management team. Focusing on Analytics across SAP Ariba applications, this individual will drive the market requirements, capability requirements, solution definition, prioritization, positioning, adoption and expansion of our portfolio of software products.  The person’s role is to own analytics across our solution portfolio by creating the strategy and roadmap, working with internal stakeholders.  In addition, this role will have to understand how to leverage our analytics data across our customer base to drive value both internally and externally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities in the Solution Lifecycle:


  • Uncovers, understands, and prioritizes customer’s needs and requirements through frequent direct customer contact, secondary research, and through Ariba customer-facing personnel.
  • Gathers requirements from customers, partners, and prospects, detailing the requirements concisely and convincingly, directing business and technical prioritization sessions, leading and participating in cross-functional engineering teams, participating in solution rollout, and communicating the solution roadmap to internal and external customers.


  • Develops and drives solution and product strategy and direction
  • Works closely with Product Management senior leadership to define overall Ariba product roadmap.

Plan & Build

  • Determine scope and priority release content in light of commercial, strategic, services, customer, and engineering's needs with input from key stakeholders (Strategy, Sales, Customers, Prospects, Analysts, etc.)
  • Collaborates with development and user design teams to iteratively turn business requirements into a plan that meets maximum impact scope, resources, and schedule constraints.
  • Works collaboratively with Corporate and Solutions Marketing to create clear positioning documents, competitive differentiation, branding, collateral, and internal sales roll-out, and external customer and analyst roll-out plans.
  • Supports and enable commercial teams

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Communication - targeting key internal and external audiences, their predispositions/expectations, framing appropriate messages to that audience, and ongoing management of expectations--verbally, through presentations, and through others by training them on communications and message content to be delivered.
  • Outstanding persuasion skills –able to convincingly sell ideas and plans to internal constituencies, customers, analysts, and channel partners. Able to motivate and drive cross-functional team towards aggressive goals.
  • Project management abilities – able to manage specific work streams and efforts both tactical and strategic.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or technical discipline
  • 1-4 years marketing, product management or product marketing experience, preferably with software-oriented product lines that support or augment services products  
  • Ability to travel approximately 15% of the time
  • Experience with Analytics
  • Experience with Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Machine Learning
  • Must be willing to work with teams in India (early morning or late evening hours)
  • The position is in Palo Alto, CA. 


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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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