SAP Senior Internal Strategic Consultant Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 108996

Work Area: Corporate Operations

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

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.


In order to execute on our Strategy to become THE Cloud Company powered by SAP HANA we need to rethink and SIMPLIFY SAP´s Portfolio end to end. Key objectives of SAP Portfolio are:

  • Provide our customers with simple solution offerings and roadmaps to drive innovation and value for end-users

  • Support the Board on SAP´S Portfolio Investment decisions to execute our strategy linked in the Financial plan 2016/19

  • Manage product portfolio and resource allocation across all market categories, industries, LOB and regions to accelerate growth and drive sunset of products with low adoption

  • Drive simplification & agility of portfolio processes& tools and increase transparency for sound decisions – both for continuous innovations and breakthrough innovation,

  • Manage Portfolio across make-buy-partner decision and involve customers and partners across all channels (direct, indirect, online)

In all activities, closing the loop from Strategy to Execution is key to drive business value for our customers through a simple yet innovative solution offering. In the digital age, the new experience of our Portfolio plays a key role to become THE Cloud Company.

The Head of SAP Portfolio reports to the Chief Business Officer within the Office of the CEO.


  • Engage in building a sustainable portfolio planning and tracking infrastructure

  • Manage portfolio infrastructure projects resulting in high quality recommendations for the Board to strengthen and simplify the portfolio

  • Create comprehensive, accurate and meaningful reporting toolsets for investments/disinvestments as an input for Senior Executive Portfolio decision proposals

  • Support SAP portfolio managers in analyzing product strategies, market trends, competitive offerings and customer needs

  • Actively monitor performance of assigned portfolio including tracking of business cases

  • Provide input to Quarterly Business Reviews and other review meetings

  • Build sustainable relationships and engagement model with key stakeholders

  • Take ownership for driving and continuously improving key aspects of portfolio governance and processes

  • Actively manage assigned tasks built on superior problem solving skills including identifying issues, forming hypotheses, designing and conducting analyses, synthesizing conclusions into recommendations, and helping to implement change EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Experienced professional with background in IT infrastructure development, management consulting, business development or product/solution management

  • Broad understanding of SAP’s internal planning infrastructure and toolsets

  • Extensive experience in the IT Industry as well as SAPs product portfolio across the value chain (development, sales, services, operations, support)

  • MBA, Computer Science, Engineering or other related advanced degree preferred

  • Strong team player with the mind-set to work in a small, high-impact team

  • Superior communication skills and experience in engaging with various stakeholders

  • Superior counseling, problem solving and communication skills including ability to undertake sophisticated financial and portfolio analyses

  • Strong business acumen and ability to constructively drive infrastructure simplification

  • Ability to operationalize and continuously improve cross functional processes and organizational setup in large organizations

  • English required, German language skills a plus WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 6 years professional work experience in product management, and/or management consulting and/or portfolio management in the IT industry


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical, sensory 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 contact us at EMEA: 49 6227 7 48599 and , Americas: , APJ: . Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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