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Product Manager - SAP BusinessObjects Cloud for Planning Job

Reference ID: 327912801
Management and Executive
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Requisition ID: 126801
Work Area: Solution and Product Management
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time




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Drive the innovation of Project Orca and its connectivity to, management of and visualization of data in the cloud.  This position requires deep product, technology and industry knowledge of both analytics in general and Planning, including Financial Planning, in particular to drive strategic direction, prioritize requirements and evangelize with SAP development, customers, partners and other stakeholders that SAP deems critical to the success of Project Orca in the market.


This position has the following primary goals:
  • Drive Project Orca product strategy within engineering as a voice of the customer
  • Collaborate with partners, customers and SAP field stakeholders to understand and communicate planning market requirements
  • Provide periodic reporting and work closely with senior management and cross-functional teams to drive organizational change needed to remove impediments to achieve product goals



    Planning strategy
    • Drive product planning and strategy for Project Orca
    • Discover, validate and document market requirements and build business cases and scenarios to support the cloud Planning strategy
    • Collaborate with a wide range of constituents to identify market needs for planning in the cloud
    • Understand, capture, translate and work with Product Experts and Engineering leads to translate market requirements
    • Jointly develop roadmaps for Project Orca
    • Identify strategies, materials and technologies to remove impediments and drive change in the organization to ensure success


    Partner, customer and field interaction
    • Network with complimentary technology vendors to find synergies and facilitate partnerships
    • Drive adoption with the SAP ecosystem (internal SAP apps, partners, analysts, customers, influencers)
    • Participate in customer/partner events and meetings
    • Enable technical pre-sales on product capabilities, product strategy and competitive positioning
    • Support customer programs and enablement programs designed to facilitate the adoption of Project Orca


    Ecosystem feedback
    • Develop and implement communication and feedback methodologies to ensure P&I Analytics:
      • Has trusted analysis from market feedback and requirements to drive product evolution
      • Evangelizes SAP’s capabilities around planning to the largest constituency possible


    • Masters degree or sufficient experience in a software company
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence entire organizations
    • Deep understanding of the Planning (including Financial Planning) market including technology, vendors, competitors and value proposition
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills
    • Excellent collaboration skills
    • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to develop and propose process changes to all levels of management
    • Very proficient at creating high quality presentations and thought-leadership focused papers
    • A team player who can perform under pressure with consistent and high attention to details


    Work experience
    • 5+ years work experience with Financial Planning solutions
    • 5+ years of experience as a program manager, product manager, product support or other technology focused role in a software company that provides application development products
    • Demonstrated success in developing, deploying and supporting products and delivering results through direct responsibilities and indirect influence







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    Job Segment: Cloud, SAP, ERP, Engineer, Technology, Marketing, Engineering

    Posted: October 14, 2016
    Closes:November 27, 2016
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