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Date: Aug 10, 2019

City: Rome, RM, IT

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 215292
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
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.


Business, market, and technology changes often result in realignment of business processes structures and transforming their landscapes

Within SAP Digital Business Services organization SAP Digital Analytics Services Italy team serves SAP customers in in the design, optimization and flexibility of their business and core processes from the strategic, managerial and technological perspective.


As Analytics Architects we advise our customers in the early stages of decision making, process and solution design, software architecture, and implementation strategies through implementation projects up to the productive rollout and subsequent follow-up and optimization. Beside projects, another focus area for us is support Business Development and thought leadership. Our experts work closely to develop new standards, and are well connected with experts from other fields. Our goal is to help customers to make the most of the available solutions. At the same time, we share our experience with the development department and thus contribute to improving these solutions constantly. The service portfolio delivery ranges from short term engagements to long-term customer projects.


As a market leader for business solutions, SAP offers you an ideal working environment for your professional and personal development. In addition to very attractive benefits, we offer a permanent contract of employment in Italy.


We are looking for a Principal Consultant for Analytics.



  • Provide expertise in SAP analytics solution, such as SAP BW/4HANA, SAP BPC,  HANA SQL data warehouse, S/4HANA embedded analytics and SAP BI systems.
  • Good experience with and knowledge of SAP Business Suite, etc.
  • Experience of consulting in a variety of different industry sectors
  • Identifying customer’s business needs and designing the appropriate solutions (technical and functional) from the Analytics Portfolio and beyond
  • Conducting feasibility studies and system analyses
  • Application specific solution consulting (for a specific application: creation of business blueprint, implementation based on a blue print, creation of test cases, test scheduling and execution, key user training, go live support, and post go live support)
  • Support of pre-sales activities
  • Taking over responsibility from time to time as a sub project team leader
  • Detailed planning of process implementation
  • Define detailed blueprint for development requirements
  • Ability to independently articulate & define analytics solutions being used by supervisory board, executive committees and client senior management levels
  • Ability to lead or participate in business sessions to identify and document analytic use cases.
  • Build strong relationships with senior client management based on trust and credibility
  • Leverage knowledge of data warehouse and software development methodologies to contribute to the overall planning of projects by recommending approaches, identifying resources, developing timelines and resource estimates.
  • Can contribute to the preparation of complex proposals ensuring that client needs are met
  • Resolving simple to very complex reporting and implementation issues of clients and provide knowledge transfer to customers.
  • Responsable for mentoring junior consultants
  • Contribute to solution knowledge base with specific areas of expertise, Develop and document enterprise knowledge in the form of technical articles, and best practices
  • Involvement in seminars and the production of marketing materials
  • Willingness to travel and be based on client sites when required
  • Willingness to participate in the sales process as a subject matter expert



  • Graduate / post graduate Degree from a well-known and accredited university or institution.  
  • Strong conceptual design and analytics capabilities with an ability to balance theory and practical reality.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities in complex, multi-vendor computing environments.
  • Self-motivated, well organized and have strong innovation and facilitation capabilities, especially in driving consensus among senior technical resources.
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise presentations to non-technical audience. High energy, clear goal orientation and strong work ethics; “can do” attitude
  • Must be a flexible self-starter who can ramp up with new technologies quickly and can adapt to a growing and rapidly evolving environment
  • Continuous learning about new technologies, products, solutions and from project delivery experience
  • Motivated, and able to work effectively under pressure situations
  • Experience of team leading small / medium/large sized teams
  • Ability to manage difficult situations at customer projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical topics to management and non-technical audiences.
  • Project Management exposure. Ability to manage risks and issues and manage escalations through proper channels.
  • Strong team player attitude: actively establish relationships and motivate through inspiration
  • Show passion on the job: act as a role model, show authentic behavior, pride and enthusiasm in what you do
  • Thinking outside the box 


SAP Technical Skills - Essential

  • Minimum 5 years of SAP BW or SAP HANA Analytics end to end implementation lifecycles and 2 years of experience in SAP BI solutions
  • More than 7 years’ experience in Enterprise Data Warehouse architecture, data modelling and development
  • Expert data architecture and data modeling skills including 3rd NF, Dimensional, ODS and other techniques using various modeling tools
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience with SQL and database procedural languages
  • Ability to translate business requirements to technical design and implementations
  • Ability to perform performance tuning on SAP BW/HANA data models
  • Strong experience in building HANA Views (Attribute, Analytical & Calc Views)
  • Detailed knowledge of HANA data modelling best practices
  • Strong experience in SQL Scripting, Stored Procedures
  • Experience in HANA security and authorizations
  • Experience of ASAP (or equivalent) project implementation methodology
  • The candidate must also be fluent in English and native in Italian



  • Strong experience in SAP BW/4HANA
  • Experience with SAP BPC
  • Experience with SAP predictive Analytics an advantage
  • Experience in Common Data Services (CDS) data modelling
  • Experience in SAP BusinessObjects product suite
  • Experience in HADOOP and integration
  • External qualifications (e.g. CIMA, CIPS, PRINCE2)



  • More than 7+ years’ experience with at least 5 years’ experience in end-to-end analytics implementation projects.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a management consulting environment is a prerequisite
  • At least 3 years of experience leading large scale Analytics project


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