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S/4 HANA Cloud RISE - Operational Advisor

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


As an Operational Advisory Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the market units RISE Sales Engagements, including facilitation of handover to the relevant delivery team/s. This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Advice and guidance to sales teams on the operational setup required for RISE.
  • Supporting market unit teams to create a plan for all activities across the sales team, the presales team, and the RISE operations team as needed (please note that the sales team will continue to own the Deal Closure plan in CRM, but key dates and activities in the closure plan should be represented in the combined plan).
  • Drive the adoption and execution of an end-to-end customer engagement framework that executes on upstream (sales, functional advisory, value advisory, cost optimization) and downstream (operational, cloud infrastructure and delivery advisory) to customers, to drive sales and deliver growth.
  • Enablement and support to identify the right players in various cloud teams to bring into the deal discussions and customer discussions
  • Provision of templates to run RISE workshops, including the major deliverable/s required to give customer assurance around the RISE setup/offering
  • Planning and quality assurance of the market unit deliverables both internal and external (e.g. Workshop input and output documents), ensuring appropriate internal reviews are completed prior to any deliverables being issued to the customer.
  • Defining and running SAP internal governance and checkpoint meetings (e.g. start of day / end of day meetings).
  • Providing updates to key internal stakeholders to an appropriate cadence (cadence may vary by engagement, but for key engagements this can mean daily updates).
  • Maintaining a risk log for each engagement, and running or ensuring regular risk review workshops with the SAP Engagement Team
  • Creating and maintaining a joint delivery governance plan together with the RISE Delivery Advisor, Implementation Partner, SAP Services and the SAP CE&X teams
  • Engaging with the Customer in checkpoint meetings to review and agree joint activities (e.g. technical workshops).
  • Attendance and facilitation of workshops as appropriate with the customer.
  • Co-ordination of people within the SAP Engagement Team
  • Ensuring a handover from sales to the relevant delivery teams.

    This role will require an experienced program manager who has:

  • A proven track record in delivering multi disciplined projects spanning on premise and cloud
  • A good understanding of stakeholder management
  • Ability to collaborate in a cross LoB environment, working in a virtual/remote mode
  • A strong network within SAP, both with on premise delivery teams and cloud delivery teams
  • Experience of presales engagements and sales processes within SAP
  • Good overall commercial awareness of services commercials, on premise project delivery commercials and cloud delivery commercials
  • Good communication skills

    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.

    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 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:

    Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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