Consulting and Professional Services

Corporate Strategy - Strategy Principal

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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 Strategy Principal, you will advise SAP's Executive Board and executives on key strategic decisions. As individual contributor in a small but highly dynamic team, you will shape SAP's strategy, apply next-gen analytics delivering new insights as basis for strategic recommendations, and incubate new ideas to fuel our growth.

Main responsibilities:

  • Drive all aspects of problem solving and strategy formulation including: identifying issues, forming hypotheses, designing and conducting analyses, synthesizing conclusions in strategic initiatives and thought leadership
  • Take prominent roles in setting up and executing strategic initiatives and projects
  • Act as trusted strategic advisor and strategy evangelist to SAP's senior leaders, scaling impact and generating insights through strategic communities of thought (internally and externally)


  • Strategic understanding of latest product/technology innovations and industry dynamics
  • Strong ability to undertake sophisticated analyses and formulate strategic recommendations
  • Effective written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills at executive to project team levels
  • Masters degree or equivalent ideally in (Computer) Science, Engineering or Business Administration
  • Very solid professional work experience
  • Track record in driving high-impact data-driven initiatives on C-level
  • Experience in management consulting, preferably in a strategy consulting firm or in-house consulting in relevant industries, and/or strategic product management, is a plus
  • Deep understanding of how large corporations operate internally and how to create impact
  • Excellent knowledge of English required, knowledge of German is a plus
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work with speed and accuracy


The team reports into SAP's Chief Strategy Officer, Office of the CEO. Key tasks of the Corporate Strategy team include creation and execution of strategic initiatives, product/market strategies, and transformational programs.


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: or, APJ:, EMEA:

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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:310597 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 30% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  310597
Posted Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 30%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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