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To be the leader, innovator and strategic advisor in either the area of Regional and City government area or within defense and public security area. (One of the 2 areas of specialism, ideally both)
Provide industry thought leadership, strategic solution advice, and expert consultation to support customer co-innovation, enterprise transformation, lead the next generation of industry and customer experiences.
Lead customer engagements to assess strategic objectives, innovation scenarios, key improvement opportunities and other sources of incremental economic value. Lead strategic account planning sessions with customers, facilitate customer visioning workshops, and lead delivery of value focused engagements. Partner with field sales teams to identify revenue opportunities, create account strategies, and execute sales plays. In focused industry segments, responsible for demand generation, industry pipeline build strategies and development of scale initiatives resulting in increased industry pipeline, revenue and in elevating SAP s leadership position in an industry segment within a specific region / Market Unit.
Assist in the pre-sale / post-sale transition to ensure communication of the customer s desired business outcomes. Maintain post-sale continuity to help drive customer success.
Contribute to practice development through thought leadership content, business benchmarking, best practice assessments, and customer success studies. Represent SAP externally and internally on a local level on industry sector, innovation and value management related topics.
Area 1: Identification, development, and execution of targeted sales opportunities; act as key expert in SAP s IVE portfolio and serve as a primary conduit between the Global and Regional IBS and field sales organizations to oversee, influence and track the execution of key field sales priorities.
Area 2: Develop and validate high-quality business plans which clearly articulate our IVE strategy, GTM activities and key execution steps. Design customer engagements and select team members. Oversee engagement delivery and provide quality assurance. Recommend scope and project set-up to ensure on time, on quality delivery of customer solutions. Act as trusted advisor for customers. Transition pre-sale business plans and other key deliverables to appropriate deployment and customer success teams and maintain post-sale continuity to ensure delivery of business outcomes.
Area 3. Devise comprehensive strategies to engage partners in areas such as business development, packaged solution development and industry solution cross-selling. Regularly benchmark SAP customers for best practices and value achieved. Develop, refine, and leverage standardized innovative approaches, tools, methodologies, industry/Lob-specific content used in VE engagements, etc.
Area 4 Provide standardized approaches for IVE based sales activities. Enable the field sales and support roll out of new training; conduct in class training for specific industries and contribute to e-learning content. Provide on demand access for industry specific expertise.
Area 5: Development of SAP s IVE brand through thought leadership, content creation, appearances, articles and social and traditional media interviews, etc
EXPERIENCE & LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
• SAP product experience and/or 5-10 years prior relevant technology/solutions experience.
• Experience in diverse technology landscape and process/technology integration issues
• Experience with IT / business alignment issues.
• Account Engagement Design and Facilitation.
• Experience with executive interview techniques
• Experience in design and facilitation of executive workshops aligning diverse perspectives and expectations. Executive presence
• Experience with large account management
• Experience in developing deployment project plans and long term IT Roadmaps (Value Architect required)
• SAP Industry and/or product line business development. Experience building and retaining strong customer relationships
• Experience leading engagements
• Experience with business case creation, analysis, and research.
• Advanced knowledge of value selling methodology. & processes, opportunities, value chain and ecosystem analyses experience. Customer facing experience. Fluency in English, any other language an asset. Fluency in the language of local markets desirable
Bachelor s degree (or equivalent) required, MBA or equivalent degree required from accredited university preferred
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.
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