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Supply Chain Planning Product Expert

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

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 281208
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 Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain is the fastest growing SAP crown jewel cloud product with large enterprise customers yielding 225 Million EUR ACV. Built on SAP HANA in Palo Alto, California, it now has ~400 beautiful minds working on delivering innovations in the space of Digital Supply Chain Planning portfolio of SAP across Palo Alto (US), Montreal (CA), Pittsburg (US), Walldorf (DE), and Budapest (HU).


As a product owner you will be the center of every development cycle. You will be responsible for maximizing the value of products created by your scrum development team. To accomplish this, you will be playing several roles including but not limited to product definer, designer, customer liaison, and project manager. You will be working on a product, built on SAP ABAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA with SAP Fiori and Microsoft Excel based user interfaces, offered as a cloud service, that is successful and has ~900 large enterprise customers who tremendously value stability, scalability, reliability, performance, usability, integration, and quality.


How You Might Contribute

  • Lead in many areas of product development. One day you will need to access your depth of domain/product knowledge to strategize and present your vision to stakeholders. Another day your will need to roll up your developer sleeves to help the team meet their goals during a sprint.
  • Communicate with stakeholders across the board, including customers, chief product owners, product managers, and the development team to make sure the goals are clear, and the vision is aligned with business objectives.
  • Balance the triangle of scope, budget, and time, weighing priorities according to the needs and objectives of stakeholders.
  • Gauge which areas have flexibility to determine how and when each iteration and product features will be developed while your stakeholders give you conflicting goals and coerce you to deliver more.
  • A key responsibility will be managing the product backlog; in other words, the development team’s to-do list.
  • Overseeing actual development of product throughout each event, including planning, refinement, review, D-gates, and sprint.
  • Accountable for each stage of the development process and the final product. You will take a primary role in inspecting and evaluating product progress through each iteration.
  • Adjudicate performance, usability, quality, supportability, and decide whether the team needs to go back to drawing board, can move on to next steps, or whether the feature is ready for general availability.


A Successful Candidate Should

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent. Master’s degree, MBA, or PhD a plus but not required.
  • 10+ years of experience in enterprise-grade business application design. Quote some examples in your application.
  • 4+ years of experience with defining and building resilient, reliable, and scalable foundations for flexible planning systems.
  • 4+ years of experience with demand planning and/or supply planning.
  • 3+ years of experience in project management.
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical customers (internal and external) and technical scrum teams.
  • Have a higher perspective to ensure that the team maintains a cohesive vision despite the flexible and often fast-paced nature of agile product development without sacrificing quality.
  • Ability to work with many actors who will push and pull the product in incongruent directions.
  • Able to create a space and environment your scrum team needs to perform optimally and sustain deliveries with acceptable quality, release after release at the frequency of 4 releases per year.
  • Desire to drive definition, design, and delivery of a product that you and your scrum team can be proud of and customers are delighted to use will be key.
  • This role is slated for an internal transfer / external hiring and we look forward to your application.
  • The manager is able to consider locations that include Palo Alto (preferred) or San Ramon.


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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 , Supply Chain Planning Product Expert, Other , Palo Alto, California

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