Solution and Product Management

Senior Product Specialist

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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

Contributes to the definition, development, quality and delivery of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) product in the whole product lifecycle as defined in the supply chain planning portfolio. Contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness and improvement of processes used in own area.

 

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

Overview

As a Senior Product Specialist for SAP’s Integrated Business Planning* product, you will be a critical member of the team designing, creating and validating IBP product releases and configurations appropriate for use by a large set of customers across multiple industries. You will compile information on actual supply chain planning processes, analyze and validate large sets of customer data, and develop simulation models to assess the functionality, accuracy, then communicate lessons learned and results of your analysis. You will interact with Product Owners, Developers and Testers as a full member of the Scrum Team in our Agile Development process. You will be a critical liaison between the Product Team and customer facing colleagues, acting as a “Development Angel” to Professional Services Consultants on live customer deployment projects. You will have an active customer-facing role and participate in customer co-innovation and proof-of-value projects to develop new product innovations.

IBP is SAP’s supply chain planning cloud product. IBP is an important part of SAP’s emerging S4HANA product portfolio. In the future, 2022 will be remembered as an important time in SAP’s historical evolution; now is the time to join!

Gain market & customer insight. Analyzes technology trends and customer requirements to identify growth opportunities for SAP. Proactively engages and provides input for product strategy discussions. Contributes to developing a product vision and a product roadmap.  Constantly evaluate competitive products on basis of publicly available information to ensure his/her product is on-par or competitive in the current market. Customer roll-in: Conducts user research, participates and organizes e.g. customer events.

Ensure product delivery. Contributes to a holistic product vision and product design and ensures all product teams have a comprehensive understanding of it. Develops test cases and/or conducts expert testing and validates planned and implemented scope throughout product lifecycle and ensures delivery of high-quality software. Contributes to creation of product-related non-coded assets (such as rollout and knowledge transfer material). Collects & incorporates early feedback from customers and other relevant stakeholders.

•           Work with the Product Management team and interact with all stakeholders from customers to release management

•           Understand business requirements and translate them into solution approach

•           Design and prototype innovative ways to solve business problems identified

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 5-8 years’ experience in creation of algorithms and predictive models that extract the needed information to solve complex problem. Focus on designing and constructing new processes for data modeling.
  • Develop processes and tools to evaluate alterative data modeling, feature creations and combinations for ML, and identify conditions, e.g., where a particular model could work best or edge cases where a particular model will not perform, and explain them to business users.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • A combination of mathematical and statistical knowledge, as well as analytical skills including familiarity with ML (supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning methods), data mining, probability distribution, mathematical modeling, optimization techniques
  • Experience in working and creating data architectures; familiarity with advanced statistical techniques/concepts, e.g., time series decomposition and analysis
  • Knowledge of intermittent, trend, and seasonal demand, product phase in and phase out
  • Highly creative and effective problem solving
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Programming languages (Python, C++, or Java)
  • Master’s or doctorate degree or equivalent education in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline

We build breakthroughs together

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.

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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, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Requisition ID: 340816  | Work Area: Solution and Product Management  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations:  #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  340816
Posted Date:  Jun 7, 2022
Work Area:  Solution and Product Management
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212

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