Requisition ID: 213682
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
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.
Unique opportunity in one of the world's leading companies
If you demand the best from your professional career and if you are inspired by excellence, the position as Principal Project Manager is a unique opportunity. At SAP, you will have the power to make a real impact. You are offered a central position in a global company that is leading within the industry. You will be working with global and high-profile customers together with highly skilled colleagues in a first mover-environment defined by change and the newest technologies.
SAP invests in the development of its employees and aspires to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company. SAP embraces ambitious individuals who show dedication and initiative. The position as Principal Project Manager at SAP therefore holds significant potential for professional as well as personal development.
As a crucial part of SAP's total solution delivery strategy, SAP Digital Business Services (DBS) focuses on the overall success of customers' SAP solutions. One essential element in SAP's continued success is the services portfolio offered by SAP DBS and its certified partners, whereby consulting, implementation, and optimization services are delivered throughout the entire solution life cycle.
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Principal Project Manager to join our team. Reporting to Head of Delivery, you will as Principal Project Manager act as trusted leader and focus on securing success of SAP program or projects at many times more than one project in parallel which can be on-premise, cloud or hybrid by nature. This requires a combination of strong expertise in project and program management, sound understanding of SAP solution implementations and mastering consulting business processes and functions.
You will be responsible for the overall management of the program/project throughout its lifecycle and you have the qualifications and business acumen to manage large scale, high risk, strategic program/projects that span organizational boundaries including multiple business units and service partners/vendors.
In the role of Principal Project Manager you will provide leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria. The Principal Project Manager also ensures adherence to project management methodology practices, provides project manager mentoring, performs Project Management Reviews and reinforces the enterprise knowledge management through the communication of lessons learned and best practices development.
You possesses strong leadership, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills combined with very strong customer orientation. The successful person in this role works with high level of drive, sound judgment and integrity, and has adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change.
While not occupied by project deliveries, the Principal Project Manager is expected to participate in bid work during the Bid Phase of the customer engagement in two ways, either separately or at the same time: 1. by managing and driving bids with a focus on stakeholder management, ensuring high quality deliverables, bid team coordination, reviews and approvals, and 2. by providing input into the proposal especially in delivery model (e.g. SAP Activate), project structure, organization, scoping, estimation, scheduling and risk assessment.
* 5-7 years of project management experience in large scale, international, high risk, and/or strategic projects
* 3-5 years of supervisory or coaching experience in teambuilding and leading teams
* International implementation experience
* Strong leadership and people management skills
* Management of remote resources (global delivery or distributed organization)
* Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule
* Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology
* Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.
* Experience from on premise, cloud and/or hybrid projects
* Strong communication (both written and verbal), decision making, and meeting facilitation skills; ability to utilize a combination of formal authority and persuasion skill sets.
* Local language and English: Fluent
* Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience
* P&L of LoB in medium to large organization is desirable
* Leading in matrix organization and without formal authority a plus
* Certifications in Project/Program Management and/or agile project methodologies
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you're searching for a company that's dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment - apply now.
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
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 and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).
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