SAP SAP Leonardo Services Applied Business Innovation Principal Consultant (Syd/Mel) Job in Sydney, Australia

Requisition ID: 149475

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 50%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Do you combine knowledge of business innovation and next-generation technologies to help companies run their businesses better? Do you dream of changing what businesses can achieve and the impact they can have through the intelligent use of these technologies? SAP Leonardo Services is a dynamic new entity within SAP that combines business innovation, next-gen technology, thought leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit to create impact at scale for SAP customers.

Our focus is helping SAP customers grow their businesses through the smart application of Leonardo technologies, including Blockchain, Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics, IOT and Artificial Intelligence. Working closely together with SAP product, sales and the rest of the services business we help realize SAP’s strategic goal of leading in next-generation technologies.

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourages free and open expression of ideas. Here, you work alongside creative thinkers and deep experts who share your interests, while turning big ideas into reality for our customers. With innovative job training, mentors to help you grow, and the flexibility to balance your work and personal life, you’re able to build your career. It’s no wonder that some of the sharpest minds from around the world are working for a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborating as a trusted advisor to senior executives at SAP customers to progress business-led, technology-enabled innovation.

  • Generating digital business models and concepts with senior executives that combine edge technology (IoT, blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and advanced analytics) with established tech. to deliver business impact and growth at scale.

  • Catalyzing change for SAP customers with an obsession on quality and commercial impact.

  • Driving new growth for SAP Leonardo Services across the region in collaboration with the partner ecosystem and across SAP, from product development, to sales.

  • Leading and inspiring cross-functional teams of designers, technologists, and business innovators to take selected ideas from concept to commercialization.

  • Creating and contributing to thought leadership at a global and local level for applied innovation.

  • Enable SAP customers to adapt and use the SAP innovation methodologies, edge technologies, innovation processes and tools

  • Drive innovation management capabilities through the customer organization and the SAP organization


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent.

  • Proven track record of working with senior executives to develop new, disruptive digital business services that transform companies and industries.

  • Proven experience in the design and growth of new businesses, preferably gained in a consulting firm or agency.

  • Comfort and proven ability to operate at an executive level, both with business (CEO, CMO etc.) and technology (CIO, CTO etc.) leaders, to challenge established thinking and progress transformational programs.

  • Able to deliver tangible business results by connecting strategic needs with current and emerging digital technology opportunities.

  • Solid experience of how to apply one or more edge technologies (IOT, Data Science, Blockchain, Machine Learning) in a business context.

  • Experience in how to revolutionize experiences and services gained in a number of industries, preferable one or more of the following; manufacturing, consumer products, energy and natural resources.

  • High energy with a strong work ethic and desire to change the way businesses operate and apply emerging technologies to make a difference.

  • Curious with an enquiring mind, inspired by exploration and the new with an openness to learn novel techniques and methods.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a fast paced, changing environment across multiple engagements simultaneously.

  • Passionate about technology enabled business change, inspired by it and able to inspire those around you about the possibilities

  • Focused on consistently delivering high quality thinking and outputs, balanced with a pragmatism to get stuff done.

  • Excellent communications / presentation skills (oral, written) able to convey complex concepts in condensed, concise and compelling terms.

  • A natural collaborator comfortable working with a diverse range of people across geographic and organizational borders.

Experience & Language Requirements

  • Experience in innovation management, lean start-up organizations, innovation projects and/or research and development

  • Experience in development of business models and business cases.

  • Minimum 10 years of professional work experience from an innovation or service design consulting, digital agency or top-tier management consulting firm or the management consulting practice at a big System Integrator.

  • Proven track record in diverse international and cross-cultural environments.

  • Fluent in English and in one further European language is an asset.


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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Additional Locations: Virtual - Australia