SAP (Senior) Event Manager - Event Operations (limited) Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 158903

Work Area: Marketing

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Limited full-time to cover a maternity leave for 15 month


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The (Senior) Event Manager is responsible for planning and execution of Event Operations. The events the team is managing include SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP Select, SAP TechEd. Working closely with the respective project lead, the event manager makes sure his/her areas of responsibility in events are set up and planned with the right focus, conducted on time, within the budget frame and supporting the goals in the best possible way.


As a (Senior) Event Manager, you will manage Event Operations for Large Customer and Strategic Events, including:

  • manage operations workstreams

  • Manage event agencies for the execution of the event

  • Management of internal units in the event production

  • Financial management of events, including the set-up and monitoring of procurement and payment processes

  • Flawless and timely execution in the planning, onsite and post-event phases

  • Respect budget, brand and content guidelines (with Content Owner)

In addition, you will:

  • Evaluate the respective events for future best practices, processes, improvements, and requirements

  • Align with SAP standards and guidelines for marketing execution, such as data protection, compliance, branding, etc.

  • Drive strategic initiatives in SAP Events with focus on improving the Performance and Event Impact.


  • Bachelor’s degree in event management, or equivalent training

  • Good knowledge of global or regional SAP events and stakeholders

  • Good skills in evaluation and improvement of processes, and impact of events (Track Record)

  • Motivated to identify solutions, propose new processes, and drive improvements

  • Excellent organizational & priority management skills

  • Experience and effective in working with a virtual team on all levels globally

  • Strong communication skills in English, preferably also in German

  • Ability and willingness to travel globally, app. 10-20%


  • Min. 5 years, ideally 7 years of experience in event management in an agency or corporation

  • Proven experience in planning and execution of events and/or international projects


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