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Project & Communication Manager (f/m/d) for the SAP Innovation Center Network (T1/T2)

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!



As the Project and Communication Manager (f/m/d) at the SAP Innovation Center Network, you will:

  • Help the team teams to evolve to high-performing, self-organized agile teams. 
  • Help the team lead find techniques for effective project backlog management 
  • Arrange the project backlog in a way that ensures the needed work is well understood so the team can continually make forward progress and maximize value.
  • Encourage continuous improvement
  • Articulate the value of the project within internal and external stakeholders
  • Write public announcements 
  • Help to determine progress through the use of metrics
  • Lead small to midsize projects in the development organization with a moderate level of risk and complexity. Ensures to meet program-specific goals (scope, quality, budget, time)
  • Provide inbound and outbound communication
  • Support stakeholder management: provide transparency on project status, active alignment with stakeholders, ensures timely escalation
  • Support project delivery according to program-specific goals (scope, time, quality, budget) ready for customer usage



  • 3+ years of work experience steering the direction of a project or major initiative in the context of enterprise software
  • Education background in Business and Computer Science related studies or equivalent would be a plus
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures 
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories, etc.
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service-oriented environments, and Agile practices.
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • JIRA/Confluence or similar tools experience
  • Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field
  • Fluency in the English language (German is a plus)


The mission of the SAP Innovation Center Network (ICN) is to contextualize and pioneer emerging technologies that will be foundational for the future success of SAP and of our customers. We are a diverse, global team and collaborate across roles, functions, and locations, enabling every colleague to contribute and investigate new ideas. We identify and contextualize emerging technologies to define their value for business and society. With around 200 development, business, and design experts worldwide, the ICN is geared up to make an impact. As innovation requires courage, curiosity, and patience, we live up to a culture of trial and continuous learning. This paves our way to success: We create tangible business value with revenue-generating solutions for our customers and large-scale adoption of cutting-edge technology at SAP.

Our team in Potsdam explores new ways of working with technology to free up people’s creativity and ingenuity by reducing their repetitive tasks, bringing contextual information to the right place and at the right time, and enabling time for high-value activities that have a real business impact. We work on articulating and prototyping visions of enterprise software beyond the current roadmaps, investigating the most important jobs-to-be-done in the enterprise, and run projects to take us closer to fully autonomous enterprise software.

The team cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging risk-taking, transparently sharing successes, failures, and learnings, practicing continuous improvement, promoting psychological safety, and engaging in brainstorming sessions, design thinking workshops, and any other ideation methods or activities that foster creativity.


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:307040 | Work Area: Communication | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Project & Communication Manager (f/m/d) for the SAP Innovation Center Network (T1/T2)

Facility:  307040
Posted Date:  Oct 12, 2021
Work Area:  Communication
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Potsdam, DE, 14469

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