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SAP Senior Engagement Engineer - Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand

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The Senior Engagement Engineer works for customers with Engagement contracts, such as SAP MaxAttention or SAP ActiveAttention. The aim of this role is to establish and support a long-term engagement between the customer and SAP. Engagements will cover topics related to operation and the adoption of digital innovation in SAP centric solutions. Based on a strong organization and network and a sound understanding of the customer situation the Senior Engagement Engineer provides advice and drives the delivery of relevant premium engagement services to pro-actively prevent or to resolve critical situations. In complex environments the Senior Engagement Engineer is working in a team with more experienced colleagues.

  • Customer Understanding and Situation Analysis

  • Understand Customer's Business (e.g. business challenges and pain points, industry specifics)

  • Understand Customer Organization (e.g. Stakeholder, Implementation Partners, Service Providers)

  • Understand SAP at Customer (e.g. current contractual footprint, past escalations, customer feedback provided to SAP)

  • Support analyzing current customer situation, maturity of SAP solution operations, and IT service delivery

  • Engagement Setup

  • Explain the scope of the engagement with the customer

  • Understand engagement and innovation roadmap, focus areas and high-level delivery plan

  • Understand goals and Key Performance Indicators for the engagement

  • Agree and implement governance model (e.g. Meeting Cadence, Escalation Path)

  • Expedite SAP's collaboration platform (SAP Solution Manager) at the customer

  • Explain initial action and service plan to the customer

  • Engagement Governance

  • Align Service Plans with the account team

  • Contribute to Executive Meetings. Provide a Balanced Score Card based overview of the engagement to demonstrate the value delivered.

  • Understand Engagement Performance expectations and adhere to Delivery Standards and KPIs

  • Engagement Development

  • Highlight premium engagement delivery opportunities to front-office team or to manager

  • Support the Premium Engagement contract renewal

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Establish trusted relationship with customer

  • Own the communication for own engineering topics between the customer's organization and SAP DBS during the engagement lifecycle

  • Support Capturing customer experience (reference calls, videos, success stories, etc.)

  • Align, schedule, trigger, and follow-up on customer feedback (e.g. Medallia Survey)

  • Engagement Management & Planning

  • Know the status of the Premium Engagement contract and Premium Engagement guidelines

  • Use the support ecosystem to find relevant SAP delivery portfolio and find the best possible way to deliver effectively for maximizing the customer value and increasing SAP delivery efficiency

  • Manage a long-term engagement plan based on customer's projects and top issues

  • React on short term needs when having to avoid issues

  • Anticipation and identification of risks and top issues

  • Identify & assess potential IT Issues and Risks

  • Provide advice on issue resolution

  • Involve SAP Backoffice organization, SAP experts, as well as experts from the customer and partners if deeper expertise is required

  • Create an action plan for resolution of the customer's issues and top issues.

  • Document top issues to provide transparency on status and progress throughout SAP

  • Escalation Management for critical situations

  • Understand importance of all issues raised, and recommendations given in SAP DBS Services

  • Support condensing issues to top issues and ensure resolution thereof according to engagement deliverables

  • Escalate critical situations with SAP and customer top management when required

  • Highlight maintenance at risk situations

  • Engagement Delivery

  • Manage execution of the 'Engagement Plan' by aligning, scheduling, scoping, ordering and support of services contained in service plans

  • Prepare the customer contacts for upcoming service delivery

  • Prepare remote and on-site teams with customer specific information

  • Follow up service deliveries to ensure value realization and visibility of value delivered to customer

  • Documentation and reporting of Engagement status, action and value

  • Regularly report the status of engagement deliverables, accomplishments and value to the customer or the front-office team

  • Enter and update the customer's information and status in the customer's SAP Solution Manager and other SAP internal systems, such as CRM@SAP Support.

  • Expedite SAP Solution Manager as collaboration platform

  • Highlight the benefit of SAP Solution Manager in the customer context

  • Provide guidance on how to make the Solution Manager ready for delivery.

  • Internal Feedback

  • Provide feedback on improvement potential for SAP engagement and service delivery

  • Support ES (Enterprise Support) or PSLE (Product Support for Large Enterprises) delivery

  • Instruct customer on SAP's Support processes to drive efficient incident resolution

  • Support adequate delivery of Enterprise Support or PSLE Services


  • Functional Experience

  • Problem resolution: He/She is able to effectively resolve or drive resolution for problems that require the creation of new and innovative approaches

  • Ability to manage Customer Solutions in top maintenance segment (level 1).

  • Is able to manage enterprises of larger size and their solution landscape and contributes to the solution of critical customer issues.

  • Good understanding of the SAP technology and understanding of SAP Business Suite (Application)

  • Very good understanding of DBS tools (e.g. SAP Solution Manager) and can present and explain strategy and demonstrate capabilities to customers

  • Other Experience

  • Communication to senior management in larger companies

  • Learning quickly about new products or methods

  • Experience as an DBS onsite service team lead, such as Solution Management Assessment, or as project manager for implementation projects

  • Contract compliance: delivery of SAP Premium Engagements (SAP MaxAttention, SAP ActiveAttention) according to contract (contract utilization)

  • Engagement renewal and extension

  • Is able to build a trusted advisor relationship with customer for all support related topics

  • Ability to avoid escalations

  • Identifies when an escalation is required to solve an issue before it affects the customers' business


  • Bachelor in Computer Science, Science, Mathematics, Engineering AND / or equivilent work experience

  • PE100 - Premium Engagement Fundamentals

  • PE200 - How to Manage Technical Quality in an Premium Engagement

*Please note we will prioritise applications of those currently residing in New Zealand given restricted visa availability and travel related to Covid-19.

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Requisition ID:296509| Work Area: Customer Service and Support| Expected Travel: 0 - 10%| Career Status: Professional| Employment Type: Regular Full Time| Additional Locations:Virtual - New Zealand