You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.

Project Management Specialist - Returnship Program

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

About the Returnship Program
This role is a part of SAP's Returnship Program, it's a 20-week paid returnship targeting mid-career professionals who've taken a 2+ year career break for caregiving, relocation, or military service. Since 2018, SAP has offered a structured returnship program because we appreciate the skills you offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make.

About the team

The SAP Development Excellence (devX) Program and SAP Development Kick-off (d-kom) team provides SAP's internal development and engineering community a platform for knowledge exchange, community building, and executing on SAP's product and technology strategy. This team is part of the COO organization in the SAP Product Engineering Board Area.
This team is looking for a highly motivated self-starter to join the global team for a 20-week returnship based in Vancouver BC. In this role, you will support a variety of event, operational, and project management initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to jump back into the workforce and try out a ambitious new assignment in a supportive, team-oriented environment, and it's also a great way to expand your network.

What you'll do
  • Independently drive initiatives and tasks end-to-end
  • Collaborate and work with the local and global teams as well as other stakeholders
  • Contribute to and support the work of colleagues and the overall deliverables of the program
  • Learn and apply new skills that may be required, and empower others to do the same

In this role, you will
  • Support the SAP d-kom 2023 project management office (PMO) and global event leads to deliver memorable events for the global SAP development community
  • Interact and align with stakeholders across the global program
  • Assess and enhance current program strategy, processes, and operations
  • Create professional reports and presentations for the executive audience
  • Coordinate and drive various aspects of the global events

Who you are
As part of SAP's Returnship program, we're looking for an experienced professional with at least five years of work experience who is looking to return to the workforce after a break of two years or more.
You're curious, energetic, and excited about gaining new skills and experiences. You are also a team player that relishes working with people from different backgrounds and cultures and is not afraid to dive into new challenges.

What you bring to the role
  • 5+ years of professional/industry work experience
  • Highly organized, with project management skills and experience
  • Excellent time management and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience or interest in event management
  • Interest and experience in analytics and reporting
  • Ability to pull together professional reports and presentations for the executive audience
  • Tech savvy - familiarity with event and streaming technologies, and tools such as Smartsheet, Microsoft Power Apps, and Power Automate is a plus
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Creative problem-solving approach
  • Flexibility to work with a global team in various time zones

Educational Requirements
Undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited institution, preferably in the areas of commerce, business, marketing, communications, data analytics, or related discipline.



We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP's culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone - regardless of background - feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility 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:
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

Requisition ID: 349313 | Work Area: Administration | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Limited Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID: 349313

Posted Date: Oct 25, 2022

Work Area: Administration

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Limited Full Time

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6B 1A9