SAP VP, Global Head Digital Business Planning Solution Management Job in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: 201587

Work Area: Solution and Product Management

Expected Travel: 0 - 60%

Career Status: Executive

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Career Level: T5PM

Recruiter Name: Sean Pyne


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.


The Line of Business (LoB) for Digital Business Planning is at the heart of the digital transformation that creates an intelligent enterprise. Digital Business Planning takes planning to the next level with such capabilities as machine learning and optimization, resulting in a high degree of automation toward “touchless planning.” With automated planning processes, companies can deliver superior customer experiences in the most profitable way while building a platform for new, and innovating business models. The Digital Business Planning solutions enable easier, faster, and smarter planning, thereby ensuring strategic, tactical, and operational planning decisions are consistent and connected across the extended enterprise.

The LoB provides thought leadership, develops Go-To-Market strategies and executes the global SAP Go-to-market plan to grow SAP’s software and cloud business. The flagship solution in this LoB is SAP Integrated Business Planning, which is a fast-growing cloud offering with about 500 customers globally across different industries.

The LoB Digital Business Planning team is part of the Digital Supply Chain organization, which addresses primarily the Chief Operating Officers in manufacturing and distribution intensive industries. Core responsibilities are to drive and execute market penetration for relevant SAP solutions in this market segment, with focus on software and cloud subscription revenue, partner offering, sales cycle support, LoB community representation & C-level communication, and managing a team of solution managers.

The Head of the LoB team will act as the global business leader for the Supply Chain Planning market, is accountable for LoB revenue and pipeline, establishes and maintains key customer relationships, ensures that customer issues are addressed and becomes the brand ambassador for the LoB worldwide. The VP and Global Head of Digital Business Planning Solution Management directly reports to the SVP and global head of Digital Supply Chain solution management.


  • Drives revenue and market share growth

  • Articulates the value of our solutions (thought leadership)

  • Researches and monitors market trends and external influences that effect SAP's solution offering

  • Develop solution strategies and road maps together with the SAP Development organization

  • Provide asset content and drive positioning together with regional teams and solution marketing

  • Enables SAP field organization and partners for proactive, value-based selling

  • Develops effective working relationships and trusted advisor status with key customers and partners

  • Initiates demand generation activities to address white spaces and ensure pipeline coverage

  • Maintains and grows the global partner eco-system to complement our solutions

  • Leads and manages an international virtual team of solution experts


Required skills

  • CXO level presence and credibility

  • Ability to articulate clear business problems and explain how technology can address in detail

  • Deep understanding of supply chain planning discipline and SAP solutions and architecture

  • MBA or comparable degree

  • Strategic and entrepreneurial skills with ability to be creative, flexible and adaptable

  • Track record of strong execution to exceed goals

  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills in English

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven track record of building strong credible relationships

Preferred skills

  • Strong project management skills with the ability of multi-tasking as the standard mode of operation

  • Proven virtual team leadership skills in a matrix organization

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience related to supply chain planning software solutions in sales, solution management, consulting or pre-sales roles


Open to virtual location near a major NA or EMEA Airport hub.


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.

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Additional Locations : Virtual - USA