Chief Product Expert, SAC (SAP Analytics Cloud)

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Product, Data Science
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

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SAP recently decided to combine and harmonize all SAP Sovereign Cloud offerings, establishing an end-to-end process for the Public Sector and regulated industries. The newly created Global Sovereign Cloud Delivery & Operations business unit is part of SAP Product Engineering with responsibility across the relevant Sovereign Cloud portfolio of SAP. Global Sovereign Cloud Delivery & Operations is collaborating closely with all Board areas to establish a harmonized, scalable, and consistent offering with transparent and standardized deliverables.  


What you’ll do 

We are looking for a Technical (Chief) Product Manager (m/f/d) in the area of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). You will become a member of the Technology & Engineering unit of the newly formed Sovereign Cloud Delivery & Operations team in the Product Engineering board area. You will be reporting into the Head of the Product Enablement team. The position of the team’s manager is being filled in parallel to this job posting.  
In this role, you will utilize your extensive network to enable SAC solutions to seamlessly fit into the Sovereign Cloud portfolio.  


  • Your deep SAC product knowledge will allow you to gauge customer and SAP-internal stakeholders’ requirements against the existing product backlog.   

  • You will refine requirements, clarify these with stakeholders and ensure they are ready for engineering.   

  • To get the pulse of the market, you will align with the GTM, Solution Management and Portfolio Management teams and create an external-facing product roadmap catering towards these needs.  

  • Together with the SAC product owner(s), you will understand the component-level details and dependencies; your deep technical background of the SAC architecture will help our SAC engineers to decompose requirements into small iteration cycles enabling continuous delivery.  

  • Your excellent relationship into engineering and management of the Analytics LoB will enable you to influence their product backlog ensuring Sovereign Cloud requirements are prioritized.   

  • You will help to push more and more tasks (e.g. scratch-install automation, operations harmonization, security hardening) upstream into the SAC product team relieving our own engineers from repetitive tasks.  

  • Inside the Sovereign Cloud team, you will work closely with other cross-functional teams to identify dependencies. You will create collaterals for internal and external presentations and contribute content into our Knowledge Management team by producing whitepapers, blog posts and videos. 


What you bring 


Due to the classified nature of our work, your willingness is required to subject yourself to a governmental security clearance process and thus have an EU, NATO or FIVE EYES country member nationality or long-term residency in those countries (requires background check). 


Besides that you bring:  

  • Design Thinking and ability to understand the pain-points of a persona  

  • Customer Empathy  

  • Excellent network into SAC engineering and management  

  • Deep technical knowledge about SAC components and of its dependencies  

  • Technical knowledge about base products  

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and influence without authority  

  • Strong methodological and conceptual skills paired with analytical thinking  

  • Proven ability to work and lead in cross-functional teams  

  • Communication and interpersonal skills  

  • Cultural awareness and intercultural competencies  

  • Ability to build trusted relationships with key stakeholders  

  • Decision-making and can-do attitude  

  • Ability to work towards alignments and joint decisions in a matrix environment  

  • Persistence, self-motivation and willingness to work under pressure  

  • English (fluent)  



  • Master’s in management computer science or relevant field  

  • 10 years+ working experience [in relevant professional (software-) environment]  

  • Ideally 5+ years of working as SAC Product Manager or Product Expert  

  • Ideally 5+ years of working as SAC Chief Product Manager or Chief Product Expert 

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Requisition ID: 378067  | Work Area: Solution and Product Management  | Expected Travel: 0 - 30%  | Career Status: Executive  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

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