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Job: Product Management (f/m/d) SAP Digital Supply Chain Industry 4.0 - SAP Labs Munich
Operations, Production & Supply Chain role
Full Time Job
Posted on: July 05, 2020
Locations: Germany (Bayern)
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Requisition ID: 257763
Work Area: Solution and Product Management
Location: Labs Campus Garching and Hallbergmoos
Expected Travel: 0 - 40%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will strengthen our Industry 4.0 (Industry 4.Now) program in the role of Product Management: Senior Product Specialist/Product Expert, working in the matrix of product management, development and Go-to-Market experts around the topic domain. As Senior Product Specialist/Product Expert (f/m/d), you will work in close alignment with the Program Director for the SAP Industry 4.Now program to collect & define requirements for the next wave of innovations, create investment cases, and synchronize a continued backlog with key stakeholders. You will work as an integral part of the team specifying and defining Industry requirements for the Business Unit engineering teams. Our work is characterized by its highly service-oriented nature and its direct impact to the Digital Supply Chain Portfolio of products to drive integrated End-to-End processes. We offer a highly dynamic environment with the opportunity to constantly grow and learn.

Role Information

As a Senior Product Specialist/Product Expert (f/m/d) you will:
Drive the identification, evaluation, specification and execution of Industry 4.0 investment opportunities in the Business Unit Digital Supply Chain.
Be responsible for the definition of business and investment cases for high-impact portfolio opportunities.
Execute engineering cases from end-to-end including business model definition and the respective go-to-market approach.
Be involved with the execution of the overall program of Industry 4.0 across multiple lines of business, working hand-in-hand with the program lead.
Support the development of the overall roadmap, milestones and timelines, including key hypotheses, managing resources to execute the program, and define requirements together with the Product Management counterparts of the respective product areas.
Be the local representative for Industry 4.0 and collaborate with the eco-system of research & startups - in roundtables and industrial design thinking workshops - to identify relevant trends, validate concepts and provide thought leadership for your topics.

In this role you should demonstrate exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills required to lead projects, with highly refined written communication and oral presentation skills.
You should also have a thorough understanding of Supply Chain processes, strong problem-solving skills and the ability to deconstruct critical components and complexity drivers. You are expected to offer well-conceived and defensible conclusions, including impact analysis and relevance the SAP Digital Supply Chain Business Unit. You should be accustomed to working within a fast-paced, multi-cultural organization, punctuated with open and frank dialogue, where time-to-market, productivity and efficiency are critical success factors.

Role Requirements

Expert with deep Software Product- / Solution Management or SAP Consulting background in the area of Industry 4.0 or related domains
Broad understanding of the Industry 4.0 market, trends, players, ecosystem and processes
Experienced in Go-to-Market management with the roll-in of new business requirements and the roll-out of innovative business applications
Good understanding of the SAP Technology Platform and the Internet of Things
Hands-on experience with multiple SAP Digital Supply Chain solutions across the Design to Operate process, in a Consulting or Engineering capacity
Good understanding of SAPís Product Strategy in the area of Industry 4.0 and product & solution portfolio including strong understanding of overall Digital Supply Chain processes
Strong experience in engaging in software development processes
Superior counseling, problem solving and communication skills including the ability to undertake sophisticated financial and portfolio analyses
Professional with an academic background in Computer Science, Business or Business Administration, or related field, Masterís degree or MBA or related advanced degree is a plus
Fluent spoken and written English and German

Work Experience

6+ years of professional work experience in management consulting, business development and strategy in the IT industry.

About the team/Line of Business

Digital Supply Chain is a key pillar of SAPís digital strategy. As the Business Unit Digital Supply Chain our ambition is to provide the most compelling portfolio of solutions for Digital Supply Chain and Digital Manufacturing across industries based on a scalable Cloud Platform. The Business Unit Digital Supply Chain has a strong focus on customers and is constantly co-innovating to optimize existing business processes and build new business models.
Within the Business Unit, the Product Management Services & Support team is responsible to drive cross-Portfolio Product Management initiatives / programs, Development Program Management, and Best-in class Business Operations.

Multiple factors influence our ongoing success in Digital Supply Chain. One of the most prominent elements is Industry 4.0, a transformation that makes it possible to gather and analyze data across machines, enabling faster, more flexible, and more efficient processes to produce higher-quality goods at reduced costs. The execution of Industry 4.0 is critical to the overall success for the Digital Supply Chain. Industry 4.0 is promising to change how discrete and process manufacturing gets done. It offers to bridge technology gaps to make equipment and workflows smarter and faster. Also, companies can meet customersí increasing demands for greater individualization of goods, increased quality, speed, sustainability, and responsiveness. Industry 4.Now is how SAP makes this promise a reality. Itís how you connect machine and device data to SAP business enterprise applications to make exceptional customer experiences actually happen. To achieve this, we bring automation, predictive and prescriptive methods to the manufacturing processes and asset operations which tightly integrate with engineering, sales logistics, and service processes. Every step is orchestrated. Every link in the supply chain is connected to the intelligent enterprise.


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