SAP Leonardo Services - Business Innovation Principal Consultant - New

Company: SAP
Location: Newtown Square , Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.NOV.2018


**Requisition ID:** 192050 **Work Area:** Consulting and Professional Services **Expected Travel:** 0 - 100% **Career Status:** Professio...


**Requisition ID:** 192050

**Work Area:** Consulting and Professional Services

**Expected Travel:** 0 - 100%

**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. 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.

**Purpose & Objectives:**

Are you interested in driving change within the world?s leading cloud enterprise application company, while working in a ?start-up? environment? Do you combine deep knowledge of next-generation digital technologies with inspiring foresight on how to help our customers run better? Do you dream of changing understanding of what is possible for business through intelligent use of technology? SAP Leonardo Services is a dynamic new entity within SAP, combining next-gen technology and services with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit to create impact for customers and SAP.

Across various topic clusters and by building on strong teams, we focus on helping our customers accelerate their digital transformation through fast and safe consumption of SAP Leonardo innovations. We work closely together with product, sales and the rest of the services business to help realize SAP?s strategic plan to lead in next generation technologies. We help our customers makes business sense and opportunity of edge technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics, IOT and Artificial Intelligence.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. Here, you work alongside creative thinkers and deep experts who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you?re able to build your career. It?s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

The SAP Leonardo Design Services team is one of three major pillars in the SAP Leonardo organization and delivers high value services accompanying our customers with highly sophisticated innovation management services.

For our business innovation delivery team we are hiring a ? **Principal Business Innovation Consultant** ?. If you think about applying, please carefully think about the following questions:

+ Do you really prefer experimentation to get to a better answer to a challenge to classical analysis and the application of pure business rationality? Have you already successfully done it?

+ Do you really prefer novelty and ambiguity to control and stability in transformation projects?

+ Would you love to measure your own success by the quality of the ideas and concepts you created for your customer instead by maximizing your time sheet with mediocre work to rule?

If you answer yes to these questions, then this position might be worth a closer look.


+ Work in business innovation projects and initiatives of global SAP strategic customers

+ Development of innovative digital, analogue and hybrid catalyst use cases, business models and scenarios

+ Develop and run lean-start up based innovation projects

+ Manage complex co-innovation initiatives

+ Enable SAP customers to adapt and use the SAP innovation methodologies, processes and tools

+ Run ideation campaigns within SAP and for our customers

+ Combine experimental thinking in the design stage of innovation with operational excellence in the subsequent transformation phase

+ Position, sell and run Design Thinking projects for business innovation outcomes

+ Contribute to the development of SAP business innovation strategies and concepts

+ Drive Innovation Management capabilities through the customer organization and the SAP organization

**Experience & Requirements:**

+ Master degree or equivalent, MBA and Innovation Management degree preferred

+ High design & start-up mentality

+ Fluent in English and in one further European language is an asset

+ Expert knowledge of two of the major SAP Leonardo technologies from a business aspect

+ Knowledge of mega trends in business and technology and in major industries

+ Passion for innovation and leaving the trodden path

+ Excellent communications / presentation skills (oral, written)

+ Exceptional interpersonal skills and team player

+ Proactive networker

+ High drive, self-starter/-motivated - globally mobile

+ In-depth Innovation Management knowledge and Design Thinking Senior Coach

+ Experience in start-up projects or start-up organizations

+ Innovative thinker, able and willing to thrive in situations of high ambiguity

+ Practical work experience in the application of innovation tools such as TRIZ, SCAMPER, SIT, MVP, Test Your Hypothesis, Eisenhower Principle, Black Projects or similar ones are a plus

+ Proven track record in diverse international and cross-cultural environments

+ Experience in Design Thinking, innovation management, lean start-up organizations, innovation projects and/or research and development

+ Development of business models and business cases

+ Minimum 5-7 years professional work experience in innovation consulting or as entrepreneur

***Location - preference is Newtown Square, PA and Palo Alto, CA**


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 interested in applying for employment with SAP and 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: C at mailto: at mailto: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

**EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:**

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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

**Additional Locations:** Virtual - USA

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