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Internal Strategic Consulting (Chief) Expert - SAP Leonardo & Analytics Engineering Job

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Date: Oct 21, 2018

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

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 197848
Work Area: Software-Development Operations
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
Career Status: Professional
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.

The Leonardo & Analytics Engineering unit is a strategic development entity within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus clusters (Machine Learning, Healthcare, IoT, Innovation Center Network including Blockchain and Scala etc.) and by building on strong teams, we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with customers & partners in industry and research as well as with other SAP units.

The COO Strategy & Operations team is looking for an experienced Internal Strategic Consultant (Chief) Expert to drive strategic projects for the Head of the Leonardo & Analytics Engineering unit and SAP’s Chief Innovation Officer.

In this role, you will hold operational and strategic responsibility for assigned projects, ensuring execution and operational excellence to the project specific goals. You will focus on strategic initiatives across organizations and all layers of seniority providing strategic feedback and qualified decision recommendations to executive management.

Location for this position is at SAP Headquarters in Walldorf.

As an Internal Strategic Consultant (Chief) Expert, you will have the great opportunity to:

  • Bring strategy to action by leading strategic projects, including execution and delivery according to project specific goals
  • Define and evolve the SAP Leonardo & Analytics Engineering strategy together with the L&A Engineering Leadership Team, as well as senior SAP stakeholders
  • Drive the alignment and collaboration within the unit and other development locations with respect to the unit’s vision, mission and strategic goals
  • Be responsible for strategic initiatives, reporting responsibilities, project controlling and project documentation
  • Contribute to and influence business strategy by providing strategic insight, feedback and decisions to executive management (including Executive Board and Supervisory Board level)
  • Prepare and/or conduct key stakeholder presentations


  • Academic background (Master’s degree or beyond) in Business Administration or similar field
  • Minimum 6 years of experience within internal business and strategy consulting; top management consulting experience is a plus
  • Track record of successful project execution, including implementation of concepts with business impact
  • Proven project management and stakeholder management skills
  • High energy with superb attention to details and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to lead laterally and motivate project teams
  • Superior presentation and communication skills up to Executive Board level
  • Fluency in English and German, both spoken and written

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with minimum 6 years of experience in the areas mentioned above.



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