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Senior Communications Manager - APJ Mid-Market & Partner

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!

 

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

SAP's Global Corporate Affairs (GCA) unit is charged with protecting and enhancing the reputation of SAP both with internal and external audiences, shaping public opinion and directly as well as indirectly engaging with communities, customers and prospects, the ecosystem, governments and policy makers as well as current and future talent. The teams develop strategic messaging, participate in vital dialogue and create content and programs relevant to their audiences. To that end, GCA strives to position SAP as the world’s leading business software solution provider, recognized thought leader, responsible corporate citizen, as well as employer, business partner, vendor, and investment of choice. In addition, the communications function supports the sale of SAP software solutions and products, informs employees about strategy, performance and execution and drives employee engagement.

 

GCA programs drives awareness and preference among SAP's primary audiences 

  • indirectly via influencers such as media (print, online, broadcast), bloggers, industry analysts
  • and directly with employees, managers, and government representatives.

 

The Senior Communications Manager - APJ Mid-Market & Partner is responsible for planning and driving the execution of communications activities for Mid-Market & Partner business to these multiple audiences. 

 

EXPECTATIONS & TASKS:

The Expert in this function ….

  • Is part of a regional team spanning APJ, comprising ANZ, India, Japan, Korea, and SEA
  • Is responsible for programs and channels for Mid-Market & Partner business across the region; and for special projects within GCA community
  • Is a business partner and a trusted advisor for his/her stakeholders
  • Supports media relations (pitching SAP story, building intimacy with a strong journalists and bloggers network, managing a press agency)
  • Supports executive communications for the Mid-Market & Partner business leaders, preparing talking points and briefing books for media engagement, driving social media for leadership program, and selectively providing content for external or internal keynotes. 
  • Is a good steward of allocated budget
  • Works closely with team members and sister-organizations (marketing, government relations, CSR) to support cross-regional and corporate activities and topics.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Media relations:

  • Create thought leadership strategy for awareness of Mid-Market & Partner in the media, ensuring the overarching SAP priorities are adhered to, to deliver a strong rolling volume of media coverage and message penetration.
  • Develop a media relations strategy that demonstrates and showcases how SAP delivers the intelligent enterprise and helps its customers to become best-run businesses
  • Build and strengthen a network of regional/national media contacts 
  • Support in developing a story pipeline that strengthens SAP’s public profile about business strategy, innovation and supports the Brand Narrative.
  • Build strong collaboration with Marketing to leverage and amplify the best SAP customer stories
  • Engage and manage external agencies, providing clear direction and focus to ensure alignment to global and local messages and ensure message and media training for industry and product spokespeople

 

Other

  • Ensure crises are managed, coordinated and escalated to region and Global Communications leaders where necessary

 

WORK EXPERIENCE: 12+ years

  • Experience in media relations strategy and media relations
  • Experience in design and implementation of communications concepts and plans
  • Experience in communications to more than one influencer type (media, bloggers, analyst, governments officials, employee communications)
  • Experience in story-telling and copy-writing
  • Experienced in handling confidential material
  • Experience in providing communications counsel to executives

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • You have excellent English writing and editing skills
  • College and/or University Degree desired (or equivalent education)
  • Professional communicator
  • Self-motivated and team oriented
  • Flexible and able to cope with stress
  • Understanding of IT market, editorial experience a big plus
  • Ability to transform corporate strategy into powerful messages for various communications disciplines

 

 

 

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:302792 | Work Area: Communication | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Senior Communications Manager - APJ Mid-Market & Partner

Facility:  302792
Posted Date:  Jan 2, 2022
Work Area:  Communication
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Singapore, SG, 117440


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