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(Senior) Business Developer for SAP Blockchain (Walldorf) Job

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Date: Mar 22, 2018

City: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, BW, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 177107
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Early Talent
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP applications and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. You’ll work alongside creative thinkers who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’ll be able to get more out of your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Now it’s your turn to take the next step and help make the world Run Simple.

The Innovation Center Network is a development unit within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus areas we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with startups, customers & partners in industry, and research as well as other SAP units. By exploring unconventional ideas and developing inspiring proofs of concepts, we push the state of the art in computer science and its applied fields to provide SAP with foresight into future trends.

The mission of SAP’s Innovation Center Network is to create new growth businesses for SAP by pioneering new markets and disruptive technologies. As part of this endeavor, the Innovation Center Network explores new business cases based on Blockchain technologies. In a flexible and fast manner, the newly founded Blockchain team, build from developers, designers, architects, and business developers comes up with tangible solutions for this high-priority inquiry.
Join the SAP Innovation Center as a (Senior) Business Developer in a rapidly growing team focusing on Blockchain technology & use-cases. You will be part of a technology-focused group that is built to creatively engineer new solutions applying Blockchain to business applications for SAP while working in a startup-like environment and atmosphere. In this role you are given the opportunity to shape new projects from the ground up working closely with internal and external customers on real-world challenges. Your ability to connect with customers and to create co-innovation opportunities are key to transfer technology to market potential and desirable ideas. Experience with Blockchain is no must-have, but your interest to explore and understand new technologies will enable you to act as an advocate for Blockchain technology quickly. This is an ideal role for a very focused and ambitious individual who is able to work in a high-pressure environment.
Your tasks will include:

  • Craft Blockchain based business use-cases jointly with the team as well as internal and external stakeholders
  • Explore Blockchain technology and implement business use-cases from first prototypes to product-near PoCs
  • Advocate Blockchain technology internally and externally
  • Provide thought leadership and content that articulates SAP’s vision to customers, partners and analysts
  • Lead & drive strategic initiatives & customer engagements

Required skills

  • Very good university degree in business administration, engineering or equivalent education
  • Proven track record in business development, presales, or sales in the IT industry
  • Hands-on experience in managing projects and being the liaison for senior and executive management
  • Ability to transfer technology to disruptive business-cases based on customer requirements
  • Ability and experience managing all levels of customer engagements
  • Successful history of building & delivering C-Level projects and engagements
  • Excellent English and German language skills - written and verbal

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of Blockchain technology and understanding of its strategic importance
  • Excellent network builder based upon trust and proactive engagement
  • Ability to manage Design Thinking sessions with customers, partners and colleagues
  • Innovative thinker with ability to easily move into new topics as well as latest technology trends
  • International exposure (preferably working in Europe/Germany) is highly desired

We are looking for an outstanding individual with professional work experience of at least three years in a relevant field.

Your application documents should contain a cover letter reviewing your experiences and your interest, your CV, copies of your degrees (university, apprenticeship, high school) and copies of references from your former employers (if available).




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