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Senior Product Manager - SAP Ariba

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Date: Jan 13, 2021

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 272671
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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.


At SAP, within the Ariba Sourcing team, we are inventing the future for enterprise sourcing software.  In this role, you will dig into complex business problems, challenge the status quo, and bias towards using data to improve the product.  We are looking for people who naturally and passionately think strategically to create a product vision.  In order to be successful, you must be able to influence without direct authority, and enjoy the process of bringing solutions to life.
Along with technical strength, we expect our leaders to interact with customers, and to uncover the market opportunities that will bring the most value to our customers and to our business.  You will innovate rapidly in order to deliver high-quality functionality that aligns with the business goals and vision. 
Come join a fast moving, innovative team that’s changing the way our customers think about sourcing.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology.
  • Deep understanding of the Source2Contract process.
  • Experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition.
  • Experience with end-to-end product delivery / lifecycle.
  • Experience in making product / feature tradeoffs based on things like business goals, customer value, strategy, etc.
  • Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product.
  • Track record of producing high-quality deliverables that meet high standards of quality, UX, customer value, etc. 
  • Strong team-orientation with proven track record of taking ownership and delivering results.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Strong self-motivation, must take initiative.


Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA and/or advanced technical degree.
  • Experience designing user interfaces.
  • Experience with the latest user-research methodologies for uncovering market and product opportunities.
  • Experience in technology development best practices (such as Agile / Lean Product Development).
  • Experience translating business goals into a product strategy.
  • Experience with contract management, sourcing, supply management, online sourcing, Sourcing, Contracts, SAP Hana, SAP ECC, or online procurement solutions a definite plus.


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.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable 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). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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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