SAP Senior Account Executive Job in Canberra, Australia

Requisition ID: 186815

Work Area: Sales

Expected Travel: 0 - 40%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Senior Global Account Executive, commonly known as Global Account Director (GAD), leads or provides support to the lead the entire sales efforts across all lines of business (Sales, Consulting, Education, Maintenance) for large, multi-national, strategic customers. The GAD is responsible for orchestrating all SAP parties around a single, clear, multi-year Account strategy. The GAD will manage the customer relationship as a long-term P&L business, rather than an opportunity, delivering consistent, predictable and sustainable revenues.


  • Orchestrates account strategy, incorporating Software, Services, Support/Maintenance, Partners and Channels.

  • Ensures the alignment of SAP’s Virtual Account Team to delivery on Business Outcomes

  • Integrates all customer-facing functions to achieve tighter, more profitable business plans, more cohesive interaction with the customer and increased customer satisfaction.

  • Completes long-term technology and business strategy planning with the customer

  • Innovates with marquee accounts and identifies co-innovation opportunities

  • Develops long term c-level relationships, strong governance and top-to-top partnerships

  • Expands SAP footprint

  • Drives revenue growth in all LOBs

  • Creates barriers to entry for competitors, protecting SAP’s customer base

  • Drives adoption of premium support services

  • Mitigates risk (customer and SAP) through adoption of PCN methodologies/programs and Account Management best practice s

  • Provides leadership around Value management and Value realization

  • Consults On-site on all SAP Programs and higher adoption of ROL solutions

  • Provides high touch account management throughout software lifecycle.


  • 5 years of business experience in Sales or Consulting with complex business software / IT solutions

  • 5 years of industry/domain expertise

  • 5 years of Large Account Management experience / leading account teams

  • Strong knowledge of the complete SAP offering (including Service and Support)

  • Experience as (an Associate) Partner at System Integrator preferred

  • Experience in Business Consulting Management or Value Engineering preferred

  • Several years of large Account Management required

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Business level English: Fluent

  • Local language: Fluent, Business Level


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now .


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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