Consulting and Professional Services

SAP Project Manager (f/m/d)

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The SAP Project Manager is responsible for supporting our customer’s transformation strategy through the management of cloud, on-premise or hybrid implementation initiatives. Most projects will utilize agile methodologies. She/he has the qualifications and business acumen to manage medium- to large-scale strategic projects that span organizational boundaries including multiple business units and service partners.

She/he develops into providing leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria. Furthermore, the new colleague is responsible for the success of assigned projects by ensuring adherence to SAP’s Activate project management methodology and best business practices, provides mentoring to the project team members, status communication and updates both to the customer and SAP management.




As a crucial part of SAP's total solution delivery strategy, SAP Services focuses on the overall success of customers' SAP solutions.




Sales cycle

•    Build credibility / trust with customers during the deal phase.

•    Assist the SAP license sales and service sales teams in closing of software or services deals by providing oversight on implementation planning & estimating and coordinating multiple SAP Lines of Businesses and partners as required (Bid Management).


Project delivery

•    Set-up and lead all phases of the project lifecycle, including planning, design, development, testing, implementation, documentation, training, and closure.

•    Work with Customer Stakeholders, Partners and SAP Management to effectively manage and lead projects to ensure successful completion and significant impact on customer business KPI.

•    During implementations, manage overall services relationship, steering committee and project office, between customer, partner and SAP to ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within budget and with the highest levels of customer satisfaction through billable consulting.

•    Manage expectations on the development of solid project plans, with milestones and clear deliverables (in IT and business terms), handling risks, issues and objections.

•    Select, direct and develop your team members in accordance with the project goals.

•    Willingness to travel, within Switzerland, but also international.


Value creation

•    Create long term value roadmaps and plans with customer to achieve customer business objectives.

•    Analyze and execute on strategic projects, build consensus among project stakeholders, ensure alignment of project tactics with corporate strategy and communicate project goals at a strategic level as well as actively identifying and developing more business opportunities.




•    Master's degree, preferably in finance, commerce, engineering, information technologies, MBA or equivalent training

•    Good knowledge of project management methodologies. SAP methodologies (including SAP Activate and SAP Solution Manager) is a plus.

•    Proactive attitude in managing stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer success

•    Demonstrated ability to command the attention and respect of senior level leaders and confidently make presentations to large and executive audiences

•    The candidate must possess experience managing a number of internal and external stakeholders, so interpersonal skills and abilities will be vital to succeed in this role

•    Team oriented: ability to build strong relationships at every level of the organization. Being a strong motivator who knows how to influence others to deliver consistently their best work

•    Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills – fluent German and Business English, another language, especially French, is beneficial

•    PMP certification or other project management certifications are desirable




•   2-5 years or more proven project management experience at a consulting / system integration company.

•   Ideally project management experience with SAP software.

•   Demonstrated ability to scope, structure and manage medium- to large scale, medium to high complex projects with modern delivery mixes on time, on budget and within quality criteria that maximized business benefits for customers

•   Demonstrated experience in managing, aligning and working with various levels within a customer organization (project, business, executive) as well as different parts of large global organizations

•   English and German fluent


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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.
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Requisition ID: 387871  | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services  | Expected Travel: 0 - 50%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  387871
Posted Date:  Mar 21, 2024
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 50%

Zürich-Flughafen, Zurich, CH, 8058

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