Solution and Product Management

Senior Product Manager - SAP Business Network

What we offer

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SUMMARY

The global economy has been rapidly evolving from enterprise-centric to network-centric. No enterprise does business alone today. Suppliers, service providers, contract manufacturers, logistics pros – companies today rely heavily on their connections to their extended ecosystem to operate effectively. They need an intelligent and open network that delivers the enhanced visibility, greater efficiency and improved collaboration to achieve supply chain resilience and thrive in the face of disruption.

SAP already "owns" the largest procurement network in the world (Ariba Network) and SAP’s global operations and footprint in large enterprises allow us to leverage a network effect with our massive installed base. We will win with our unified strategy, instead of siloed networks, a “best-of-suite” approach – a “network-of-networks” that includes partners, and brings together existing best of breed solutions like Asset Intelligence Network, Logistics Business Network and Ariba Networks into a multi-enterprise unified business network. Thus we will start to build an SAP Business Network unit that will combine related elements of our customers’ procure to supply chain workflow. The unit will be incubated under the newly announced Intelligent Spend and Business Network L1 organization.

SAP Business Network has been identified as one of the four strategic growth areas for SAP by our executive board. Our vision is to elevate our intelligent enterprise to the “Network of Intelligent Enterprises”. We build on a strong and leading cloud portfolio, together with other innovations, all on top of the SAP Cloud Platform. In our diverse and globally dispersed team, we are looking for talents from program management, product management, development, architecture, and operations.

 

Do you enjoy being part of a market making venture and building something that is bigger than the sum of its parts? If yes, then join us on our journey to shape the future of the SAP Business Network. More specifically, our team is responsible for building intelligent analytics applications on SAP Business Network. Our vision is to drive unique opportunity in the Business Network area to unleash business values for the customers in the network.  

 

THE ROLE

  • Responsible for the success, quality, cost management and delivery of a product or project in the whole product lifecycle as defined in the portfolio. Contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness and improvement of processes used in own area.
  • 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 definition: Ensure customer input into all product definitions. Prioritizes and describes product backlog which reflects customer and user needs.  Enriches backlog and ensures that the scrum team and other relevant stakeholders have a comprehensive understanding. Ensures rollout plan.
  • 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. Accepts or rejects sprint results. Contributes to creation of product-related non-coded assets (such as rollout and knowledge transfer material). Creates and contributes to the delivery of a product to implement the solution strategy. Collects & incorporates early feedback from Customers and other relevant stakeholders.  Remains cognizant of usable software being available at the end of every sprint.
  • Contributes towards efficiency, effectively, and process improvement.
  • Dive deep into data to drive meaningful business decisions, ruthlessly prioritize roadmaps, and measure impact
  • Ability to Conduct build vs buy analysis on key product areas and make recommendations

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Experience & Language Requirements

  • At least 6-8 years of experience as a Product Specialist/Product Manager
  • At least 5 years of experience in cloud-based Procurement with Supplier facing solutions
  • Strong experience in building Procurement Marketplace, Catalog Management, Supplier and Category Management Areas.
  • Strong experience as Product Manager in Supply Chain, Procurement of global marketplaces is highly desired
  • Experience with Ariba Network or other procurement or supply chain Networks is a plus
  • Business English: fluent

Education

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree or equivalent education in Computer Science

Other Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to share structured knowledge on the job and present concepts.
  • Ability to break down abstract problems into smaller well-defined ones and identify workable solutions.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a highly diverse and global environment.
  • Understand and excel at working in Agile model with Engineering Scrum teams.
  • Office automation skills (spreadsheets, presentations, word editing) are a must.

 

 

 

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.

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

 Requisition ID:302568 | Work Area: Solution and Product Management | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  302568
Posted Date:  Jun 18, 2022
Work Area:  Solution and Product Management
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

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