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Senior Project Manager - SAP Innovative Business Solutions Job

Senior Project Manager - SAP Innovative Business Solutions Job

Senior Project Manager - SAP Innovative Business Solutions Job

Date: Aug 11, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US, 94024

Company: SAP



Purpose and Objective


Are you interested in helping world-class enterprises to solve their most complex business challenges, blaze disruptive new trails and bring their company’s vision to life?


At SAP, Innovative Business Solutions (formerly SAP Custom Development), our mission is to empower visionary enterprises to achieve their greatest goals through software innovation.


Our experts develop unique, leading-edge software solutions in collaboration with our clients – from discovery to delivery – to create tailored, high-value software that is backed by the power of SAP. We make innovation real by using the latest technologies around the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence / machine learning, and big data and analytics. And we deliver our solutions quickly by employing an agile development approach.  


Join us in helping clients to reimagine their business and create new possibilities that allow them to dream bigger, work smarter and change their worlds.



Position Responsibilities

  • Manage projects as assigned and ensure adherence to the SAP Innovative Business Solutions Methodology for large scale and highly complex software development projects.
  • Exhibit exceptional customer focus and negotiation skills.
  • Build strong relationships at every level of the organization and demonstrate influencer skills.
  • Set-up, maintain, and execute the Governance Model for your projects and programs.
  • Prepare realistic cost and schedule budgets for development projects, including detailed, client-ready project plans, identifying milestones, resources and timelines.
  • Proactively manage program stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure a customer reference and success story.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change.
  • Utilize all Innovative Business Solutions-relevant toolsets for managing and communicating project status.
  • Monitor project performance and risk status; identify variances to plan; define and execute corrective action as required.
  • Ensure visibility and transparency of project results, financial status and risk compliance.
  • Over-achieve Innovative Business Solutions organization’s business metrics (inclusive of Margin, Revenue, Profit, Utilization, Innovation, and Client Satisfaction).
  • Continuously manage communications and expectations with customers.
  • Communicate expectations to team members and follow-up to ensure expectations are met.
  • Build credibility and trust with customers and project teams during project execution.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage diverse internal and external issues in highly political environments.
  • Ensure all client sign-offs and acceptances are completed successfully.
  • Act in a distributed development environment, managing work packages across global locations.
  • Be a multiplier by actively mentoring other resources within the team.
  • Continually enhance existing skills and seek new areas for personal development.
  • Contribute actively to Project Management excellence and Best Practices at SAP Innovative Business Solutions organization


Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree highly desirable, preferably in a related discipline.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, required within one year of hire.


Work Experience / Skills

  • Requires 7+ years of professional PM experience.
  • Project Management of SAP projects prerequisite, experience in software development desired .
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral; with the ability to present to large groups with confidence.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to influence without authority.




  • Palo Alto, CA



Travel Requirements 

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (overall travel average 50%, but can up to 100% based on project phase.)



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