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Intern, SAP Cloud Platform Program Management Job

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Intern, SAP Cloud Platform Program Management Job

Intern, SAP Cloud Platform Program Management Job

Date: Aug 6, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 175303
Work Area: Marketing
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Student
Employment Type: Intern


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.

Group Overview

SAP Cloud Platform Go-To Marketplace is responsible for strategy and execution of key initiatives supporting revenue generation and gaining market share for SAP Cloud Platform. This group is also responsible for driving awareness and enablement across the SAP ecosystem about SAPs PaaS offering.


Role Summary

Focusing on Demand Generation and Customer Programs including driving programs within these two domains. This is done while supporting the growth of SAP CP in the regions and ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction and collaboration across sales, product management, development, COE and Marketing. The team is looking for a highly driven individual with strong project management skills and a passion to solve problems in a collaborative environment and drive forward GTM related projects for SAP Cloud Platform.



The selected candidate will work with topic leads and be responsible for executing on holistic project plans – typical stakeholders include colleagues in sales, marketing, COE, partners, product management etc. Specific duties include:

  • Alignment of priorities and communication across internal & external stakeholders
  • Drive program execution and priorities for the SAP CP GTM 
  • Support demand generation activities including coordination with regional and global stakeholders across SAP and LoBs.
  • Support projects including presentations, follow-up, asset creation, newsletters, etc.
  • Hands on support with purchasing process, including opening PO in the system. Training will be provided.


Ideal Candidate Profile

We are looking for a passionate and energetic professional; someone who is highly collaborative, detail oriented and knows how to get work done as an individual contributor and in a team. Ideal candidates will possess a strong business acumen within the software industry. 

  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of business priorities, with a proven ability to learn on the job and work independently and remotely
  • Ability to think creatively and out-of-the box while keeping the business objectives in mind
  • Demonstrated ability and executive presence to work with all levels in an organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including story telling  
  • Diplomacy and communication, especially listening, are critical success factors
  • Ability to influence and drive consensus and collaboration
  • Comfort with navigating and working within a complex and geographically dispersed matrix organization.
  • Preferred candidate will also have international experience and/or a practical understanding of cultural issues


Education and Work Experience

  • Computer Science OR Business degree. MBA a strong plus.
  • Solid project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English


Critical Competencies

  • Consultative Approach
    The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator with strong empathy and the ability to motivate and influence individuals beyond her/his direct field of control. This requires strong facilitation and communication skills. The ideal candidate is organizationally savvy with keen business acumen. 
  • Results driven
    The ideal candidate is confident, thrives on hard work and consistent challenge, and is quick on her/his feet. (S)he will be an active partner with other SAP colleagues in formulating and executing project plans.


In addition to the critical competencies, the ideal candidate shows the following characteristics:

Global ......................... the necessary cultural awareness and respect. Preferred to have hands-on management experience in a multi-national environment.

Strategic...................... someone who can take strategic business plans and convert them to operational requirements and develop/implement necessary tools to enable the business.

Team oriented............. builds strong relationships at every level of the organization and is a strong motivator who knows how to influence and to get others to do consistently their best work.

Fast-paced................... thrives in a demanding, quick turnaround environment where change is a daily reality.

Problem-solver............ ability to take difficult issues and find resolution.



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 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 send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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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