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The RISE SWAT Team member position drives SAP S/4 HANA Cloud proposition with the deployment of customer choice (Public or Private) on an infrastructure provider of choice.
The role is highly visible in the Market Unit and at Regional level and central to SAP’s strategic direction and is chartered to deliver business growth that outpaces the market.
The right candidate must have a clear Cloud Mindset and proven sales experience running sales teams and/or orchestrating a virtual team of diverse contributors towards a common goal, driving a multi-million euro subscription business, sales experience and knowledge in infrastructure sales, and domain knowledge in the areas of our cloud intelligent suite and cloud solution in general.
This position will report into the Cluster RISE & P&T leader for Italy and Greece and is the external face to the market for the MU and the region, seen as a recognized thought leader by customers, partners and market influencers. Responsible for accelerating readiness for sales, services, the partner ecosystem (GSSP’s & VAR’s), execute local demand generation, support/coach large deals, business Development activities and identify and solve bottle neck leveraging local and regional resources across the RISE team.
We are looking for a person with a leadership style that is a blend of strong personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of a leader’s ability to impact, influence, and inspire within his/her own organization and across the Industries Teams and LoBs. It is expected that the RISE SWAT Solution Advisor will be adept at creating and nurturing executive relationships, leading-by-example, and personally driving the sales execution in the most strategic customers and for the largest opportunities.
We would also appreciate the leader having a transformational leadership style that creates positive change and growth, leading the team in driving innovation and customer business success. Result oriented, enterprising and self-determined are fundamental requirements.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
RISE-Cloud Core Business Development and Annual Target Achievement
Support/Coach Industry Account Executives in large deals of the Market Unit ( Customer facing activities and internal )
Support adoption of RISE via Partner ecosystem – GSSP’s & VAR’s
Collaborate and Business Development with Hyperscalers
Support and introduce at customer level SAP professional Services to accelerate RISE Cloud adoption
Execute local demand generation activities
Build and promote DG and Marketing Event to accelerate RISE adoption and pipeline generation
Identify local support requirements and solve escalation or pricing issues
Effective Relationships: Builds strong professional credibility by effectively managing and develop in relationships. Build and maintain a good relationship with various leadership teams within the region as well as with global.
Management style: Proficient at managing both direct reports as well as influencing stakeholders to foster greater impact and scale for your respective areas. Hold team accountable with targeted processes and tracking to foster team execution excellence and clear management visibility.
Executive Presence: Delivers clear, convincing and well-organized presentations. Projects credibility and poise even in highly visible and/or adversarial situations
Solutions Knowledge: Has a thorough knowledge of cloud intelligent suite , cloud infrastructure, and the business technology platform, customer relationships and sales drivers, SAP Sales processes and understands how to drive the sale vs. Cloud competitor
License Subscription Revenue:
Achieve regional S/4 HANA cloud subscription revenue targets
RISE Cluster Leader KPI’s
Build and sustain rolling 4x pipeline coverage for region
Ensure new pipeline is qualified and progressed (measured through <30% E/F pipeline)
Ensure all pipeline is progressed systematically (measured through <50% stalled pipeline on 90 day cycle)
Operational Excellence & Thought Leadership:
Regional business plan (annual & quarterly)
Sales forecast process from market unit / country to region to WW – aligned with Regional Cloud Core Solutions Head and Global S/4 HANA Cloud Head
Deal execution cadence and sales best practice for scale (current quarter, CQ+1, CQ+2)
Drive excellence in employee engagement and leadership trust
Minimum level of required education: Bachelor’s Degree+ MBA or Masters
Specific areas of specialization: 15+ years of professional experience; demonstrated knowledge/expertise over different aspects of technology solutions
5+ years of Solutions experience with 1-2 years of SAP Intelligent suite and business technology platform product experience (or competitive), especially cloud intelligent suite and the
10+ years customer facing experience (sales/business development/consulting/presales)
Minimum 15 years of professional sales experience with demonstrated expertise meeting and overachieving sales quota for region.
Minimum 8 years of Sales leadership to lead large solution sales teams to success
Carried individual quota and strong track record of over achievement
Carried business unit quota for overall sales team with a strong track record of over achievement
C-Level value based selling and positioning experience
Proven track record at closing large complex license opportunities with strategic customers
Ideally an understanding of SAP cloud intelligent suite and the business technology platform, in particular in comparison with traditional OP landscape
Understanding of SAP Ecosystem (SAP Internal, Partners and Hyperscalers, Customer)
Ideally prior experience working within an SAP region, thus having an understanding of the SAP sales model and organization approach.
Skills & Ability
Open doors for new business opportunities
Deep domain product knowledge
Ability to leverage and execute best practices approach
Engaging and influencing cross-functional organizations
Business planning, business case development, & operational excellence
Integrative Leadership style, able to motivate a team for success while building a high trust level
Significant senior leadership presence, ability to effectively interact with SAP regional and global leadership
Fluent in English and Greek
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Requisition ID:304978 | Work Area: Sales Support | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations:
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