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Product Manager

Company: SAP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 283219
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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. Thats 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 its the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve peoples lives.



SAP’s Globalization Product Management (GPM) group proactively manages the globalization of SAP’s product offerings inconsistency with the overall company strategy. We enable SAP’s customers to continuously run a global solution according to their local/country-specific needs.

We are currently looking for professionals in the Bay Area, California in order to assist with the roll-in of legal requirements and the roll-out of new localizations for Canada, across the complete SAP HCM portfolio which includes both On-Premise and SuccessFactors solutions.


Product Management is responsible for the success, quality, costs, and delivery of a product as defined in the product portfolio. Also, ensures the product delivery:

- Prioritizes and describes the product backlog and delivers high-quality specifications according to customer and user requirements, with the goal of creating a competitive advantage for SAP SuccessFactors.

Working in an international team to provide:

• Up to date knowledge of Canadian legislation and policies that impact HR/ payroll

• Ability to interpret Canadian legislation and support the development team in the design of the SAP solutions

• Continuous roll-in of requirements from the local markets to ensure product compliance

• Support of local User-Groups (Special Interest Groups), regular involvement in customer-facing events/conferences, and delivery of presentation on product localization updates.

• Build strong relationships with customer and other stakeholders so you are considered as a trusted advisor on SAP HCM Localization topics

• Providing a local contact point for key global customers to assist in maintaining good customer relations

• Provide local product expertise when required to support Sales initiatives and customer demonstrations

• Support our development groups during testing of new requirements and ensure the quality of deliverables to our customers

• Customer message handling, when required, providing specialist local knowledge to help achieve a successful resolution

• Support roll-out of localization solutions i.e. customer newsletter, blogs, webinars.

• Support Product Management in the localization of new HCM solutions


• Excellent knowledge about the Canadian HCM legislation 

• Customer focused

• Enthusiasm for taking initiative and ability to work independently

• Ability to think creatively and champion new ideas and ways of working

• Team spirit and ability to work with virtual and local teams

• Good understanding of local markets in Canada

• Excellent communication and networking skills

• Ability to manage different stakeholder communities and their differing expectations

• Good presentation skills

• Fluent in English, French is a plus


• At least 3 years of professional experience in an HCM environment.

• Experience of Canadian payroll an advantage

• Working experience in a multi-cultural environment

• Experience of working as part of a virtual team with differing time zones



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 youre searching for a company thats 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 (,,

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

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Keywords: SAP, Palo Alto , Product Manager, Other , Palo Alto, California

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