SAP Corporate Strategy Associate Job in New York, New York

Requisition ID: 125335

Work Area: Administration

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Graduate

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

SAP is the world’s largest business software company and leader in enterprise applications, analytics, mobile and in-memory technologies. SAP has nearly 300,000 customers across 200 countries. Companies everywhere depend on SAP to run their businesses, including every day brands like UnderArmour, BMW, eBay, or the NBA. With a large portfolio of innovative offerings ranging from Big Data solutions to cloud pplications, SAP generated more than $23 billion in revenue in 2015, maintaining strong, profitable growth. Today, SAP has more users on its cloud offerings than any other cloud application provider. SAP has built its leadership position in the market by delivering on a promise of business process expertise across 25 industries. The company has developed the largest corporate benchmarking dataset on the planet and uses that data to tailor its software solutions across the different industries. We are in the middle of a remarkable transformation into a highly innovative cloud company focused on helping our customers transform into Digital Businesses. This has enabled SAP to become the partner of choice as CEOs look to drive business model innovation leveraging next generation digital technologies.

Group Mission and Vision

SAP's Corporate Strategy Group (CSG) is responsible for shaping SAP strategy and identifying the growth engines that will drive significant value creation for SAP, including technology and product portfolio, Go-To-Market execution, and M&A strategy. The team focuses on answering questions that impact SAP’s mid/long-term strategic direction as well as short term priority objectives for the CEO and the SAP Board in a fact-based, objective manner that is laser focused on organizational impact.

Recently the group also expanded its scope to drive internal and external incubation efforts under the umbrella of Specifically the team is focusing on driving external startup engagement including early stage investments in startups and driving startup acceleration within SAP accelertors/incubators.

Role Description:

The Corporate Strategy Associate will drive market assessment, analysis, project management and recommendations for CSG strategic or tactical initiatives. These initiatives could consist of technology strategy, new product monetization, M&A strategy, go to market or coverage strategy, or strategic sales planning. Examples of the projects candidates can expect to work on include developing and communicating a point of view on a specific market opportunity, or building an advanced analysis on revenue and sales force performance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support CSG team leads and senior executives on strategic topics

  • Conduct detailed analyses that lead to compelling recommendations

  • Drive strategic projects by providing structured decision making backed by strong hypotheses

  • Synthesize information and analyses into creative business insights and recommendations ? Incorporate multiple, differing perspectives into high quality deliverables

  • Assist the MD of in driving startup engagement initiatives

  • Work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer on select topics

  • Present the recommendations to Senior Executives supporting CSG Lead on a project

Experience & Skill Requirements:

The candidate should demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Proven, distinctive problem solving and analytical skills ? Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Superior Excel modeling skills and proficient PowerPoint skills

  • Outstanding senior executive communication and presentation skills

  • Capacity for multi-threading

The candidate will have at least 2 years of professional experience in a top-tier management consulting firm or a similar environment (e.g. M&A department within a Financial Services firm) and a BA/BS degree from top undergraduate institution.

Experience in the software industry or other IT-related areas, although not required, will be strongly preferred. Ad minima, the candidate will demonstrate a general, high-level understanding of the key trends in markets SAP operates in, e.g. cloud computing, big data, digitization... Experience working within an international project team is also a plus.


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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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