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SAP Industry Business Architect - Public Sector (Federal Govt), Canberra Based Role in Deakin ACT, Australia

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Please note:

  • Role is based in Canberra.

  • To be eligible for further consideration you will require Australian Citizenship or PR and an AGSVA issued security clearance (or the ability to obtain one)

  • We will prioritise applications currently residing in Australia given restricted visa and relocation availability related to Covid-19.

TheIndustry Business Architect (IBA)is a strategic, customer-facing role. The IBA leads and manages the engagement with customers to assess their strategic objectives, identify innovation scenarios, determine key improvement opportunities and uncover sources of incremental value. Working alongside the sales and various solutions advisory presales specialists, the IBA helps customers translate their business strategy into a digital roadmap - that will deliver on their business objectives and assist them in realising long term transformational change.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Industry demand generation as the industry expert, the IBA will be responsible for demand generation and building / driving the industry pipeline for Federal Government initiatives. The IBA maintains a thought leader profile through publication of blogs and articles and interacts regularly with analyst community to enhance SAPs profile in the industry.

  • Account specific demand generation as the industry expert, the IBA will be responsible for leading strategic account planning sessions with customers, facilitate customer visioning workshops and lead the delivery of value focused engagements. The IBA will be responsible for establishing a roadmap to realise transformation outcomes for our Federal Government customers and secure support from the relevant Federal Government stakeholders to implement the strategy. The IBA will work together with the Virtual Account Team (VAT) to draw out the business and solution architecture to help Federal Government customers realise their vision.

  • End to end deal execution The IBA will work with the sales team and orchestrate the VAT from qualifying opportunities, collaborate on the selling strategies, to delivering various services as needed to bring the opportunities to a successful close.

The position requires a senior individual with a strong blend of Federal Government industry expertise and digital transformation experience. It is an expectation of the role that this individual will be able to build and maintain relationships with senior executives across Federal Government agencies.

Key Tasks:

  • Be a trusted advisor to Senior Government Officials and C-level management as well as their teams to support them in their transformation journey.

  • Work closely with IAEs to qualify opportunities andcollaborate on the sellingstrategy todeterminethepropertimingand extent of presalesand other Value-Added Team (VAT)engagement.

  • Drive demand generation and account planning, opportunity planning and opportunity qualification in collaboration with the Federal Government sales account team.

  • Work with Solutions Advisory leadership toassign the rightpresales specialistsin support of qualified opportunitiesand to foster continued individual and team development.

  • Play a critical post-sale supporting role in ensuring continuity and success in the customers subsequent adoption, consumption, and further expansion of SAP solutions.

  • Embracediversity andcreativecollaboration to craft a unique, compelling visionwith clear supporting themes on which the VAT can anchor their respective efforts and deliverables.

  • Be accountable for the development of business case documents, visioning proposals, business architecture artifacts, delivery roadmaps, executive presentations, and the overall outcome of the Solution Proof phase of opportunity pursuits.

  • Work within a matrix style organisation across multiple teams and stakeholders.

  • Mentor and guide sales and VAT colleagues on strategic opportunities.

  • Participate in the delivery of solution best practices, reference architectures, educational sessions, industry events for customers, partners and internal audiences.

  • Embrace andenforce consistent presales processes, including opportunityqualification and context, dry-runs, discovery sessions(w/ and w/o customer interaction), digital assetsand other tools to ensure superiorand compellingdemos,presentations, POVs and other deliverables.

  • Consistently model Best Run behaviours and inspire SAPs next generation of presales leaders.

  • Help identify and mentor rising talent through real-world field interactions and high impact initiatives.

Required Experience / Skills

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) required, MBA or equivalent degree from accredited university.

  • Multi- year professional experience, including at least 10 years in public sector, with 2 years of SAP product / business application software, implementation experience

  • 10 years of relevant experience including the ability to influence, build and motivate teams, Sales and Sales Processes, Performance Management, and delivery of high volume/short duration work packages.

  • Good understanding of role of IT in business, ability to communicate the business value of technology decisions

  • Solid business case creation, analysis and research expertise

  • Experience in diverse technology landscapes and process / technology integration issues

  • Experience in developing deployment project plans and long-term IT roadmaps

  • Good understanding of the architectural principles of cloud-based platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenant, multi-tiered infrastructure

  • Process design, optimisation, and design thinking experience.

  • Familiarity with Australian/Five Eyes security concepts desirable.

  • Proven executive communications and presentation skills.

We are SAP

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.

Our inclusion promise

SAPs 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: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com , APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com , EMEA: Careers@sap.com .

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID:314271| Work Area: Presales| Expected Travel: 0 - 10%| Career Status: Professional| Employment Type: Regular Full Time| Additional Locations: