Thursday, June 21, 2018

SAP Ariba Business Manager - Consulting

 SAP Ariba Business Manager - Consulting - Saudi Arabia Job

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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.


Transformational Leadership

- Communicate a clear vision of the future: discuss, explain and actively promote the vision within own team, to peers and customers
- Motivate through inspiration and mobilize teams: create a comfortable working environment, establish an atmosphere for discussions, seek for feedback and call for people's opinions
- Set demanding goals and empower accountability to execute on the mission: derive clear and challenging targets from the level upon plan, assign targets and set priorities, encourage people to take ownership, be there when necessary to decide, to backup or to help refocus
- Actively establish relationships characterized by mutual respect and trust: stimulate individuals to broaden and make use of their network, respect different opinions, diverse cultures and values, work to overcome organizational boundaries and silo thinking, do not accept knowledge hiding
- Encourage people to continuously question the status quo and activate their creative and innovative skills: stimulate individuals to think outside established solutions and processes, invite the team to learn from everything, accept failing investments, think and act lean
- Coach people on their individual development and career opportunities and act as a mentor: support team members and mentees in development planning and fulfillment, act as coach and guide for individuals to find their right career track, turn active if individuals are passive on their development
- Show passion on the job: act as a role model for the team, show authentic behaviour, pride and enthusiasm in the own job, demonstrate best practices and encourage team members to share own experiences, celebrate success, promote SAP as a great place to work

Additional Information

As a people manager, you are responsible for supporting the success of not only your direct reports, but the success of all employees within the larger team you are a part by helping to identify development opportunities and supporting team members to achieve their goals. You are expected to know about the members of your extended team and share insights with your peer managers. Look for opportunities to coach and recognize employees directly and provide just-in-time feedback so that employees can reflect on your input immediately.


Job Tasks

- Execution of Strategic Goals
- People Development incl. Development & Career Planning
- Supply Management
- Demand and Forecast Management
- Resource Allocation
- Liaison within and outside Services organization
- Financial Management Reporting
- Partner Management
- Transformation & Change Management
- Delivery Operations Executions & Oversight
- Contract Management
- Team Lead

Other Management Tasks

- Active support in entire Sales and Delivery Engagement
- Ensuring realization of the sector margin targets (consulting)
- Structure, development and effective management of a strong consulting team in the Regions and SAP Consulting
- Visions, analyses, prioritizes facilitates and manages practice activities on a national scale
- Develop and manage practice growth and skill sets
- Lead knowledge management initiatives regarding the development and use of intellectual property
- Support knowledge sharing initiatives (i.e. Focus Groups, FSP Moderators, Mentoring, Education, etc.)
- Managing related budgets & distribution of IO to consultants for practice mgmt initiatives
- Consulting Liaison for Ramp Up/IBU - ensure consulting related KPIs are met
- Realization of Region Deliverables including Customer Sat
- Supply, Demand and Forecast (skill gap planning) Management
- Resource allocation management of Field Services assignments
- Coordination of project staffing in close contact with Management
- Advanced Event Management
- Liaison with Field Services Organization
- Harmonize decisions across multiple opinions across competing organizations
- Support Field Service Related Systems and other Internal systems (i.e. Portal and servers operating)
- Responsible for managing internal projects
- Identifying of training needs for strategic areas
- Financial Management Reporting based on Utilization, Forecast, and Budgeting
- Consulting Services Definition & Maintenance
- Forecast Management
- Partner Management


- Functional Experience
- Min. 2 years of experience in a Senior or Expert position in the operational business
- Ability to drive execution within area of responsibility and experience in aligning cross-topic objectives & approaches
- Experience in strategic thinking and conceptual design of complex projects & programs
- Solid knowledge in a SAP solution and respective industry business process understanding
- Experience in customer interaction

Managerial Experience

- Experience in leading virtual teams cross-border
- Experience in decision making within own area of responsibility / project


Language Requirements

- English: Fluent


- University or adequate work experience

Professional Training & Certification

- Training in Acting as a Manager (e.g. leading a team, cascading strategy, people development, internal processes & tools) (recommended)


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.

About the Company
Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the world's largest business software company with more than 51,500 employees at sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Our global development approach focuses on distributing development across the world in strategically important markets. A global network of SAP Labs spanning Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, and the United States, enables SAP to operate locally, yet organize globally.

As the global technology research unit of SAP, SAP Research significantly contributes to SAP's product portfolio and extends SAP's leading position by identifying and shaping emerging IT trends through applied research and corporate venturing. SAP Research has highly skilled teams in 11 research centers worldwide.

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