Innovation Advisor


June 10, 2021

What we offer
Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!
The Innovation Advisor engages customers at the “cutting edge of new,” working together with the SAP Sales teams to ideate, prototype and present the latest inspirational examples of what is possible with enterprise software.
The Innovation Advisor will be a part of the North American Office of Innovation, as a key member of the Innovation Experience Group.
The primary focus of the Innovation Architect is to execute on successful innovation prototypes with strategically targeted customers in North America. This includes both hands-on prototyping work and presenting to customers.
An Innovation Advisor interacts with prospective customers through executive meetings, discovery conversations and executive presentations. They possess knowledge of SAP software and innovative technology solutions (such at IoT, ML or XR), and are passionate about sharing their work with prospective customers.

Primary Activities of the Innovation Advisor
  • Conduct discovery sessions with representatives from SAP customers in order to understand their unique innovation challenges
  • Qualify innovation opportunities encountered while meeting with customers based on ‘Awesome New Stuff’: the business benefit to the customer (Awesome), the novelty of a potential prototype in the market (New) and the relevance to SAP’s own product offerings (Stuff).
  • Develop demonstrative prototypes using your full-stack, hands-on skills to showcase new business processes and technologies like ML, IoT, 5G, mixed reality, online streaming technology and beyond.
  • Compose and deliver presentations showcasing the prototypes you and the team have built together. The presentations must articulate the sales message, differentiate SAP, and leave a strong and positive impression to audiences which often include senior company executives.
  • Develop close relationships across SAP, including sales teams, consulting, support, development, solution advisory, industry and customer advisory, global expert organizations, marketing and operations, to help sales teams and customers navigate the complexity of taking a creative spark to a signed contract.

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • 5+ years of development, consulting, technical sales or presales experience
  • Hands-on experience with full stack software development or demo prototype creation
  • 1-3+ years of experience in one or more domains of new technology (AI/ML/Automation, IoT, Mixed Reality, Low Code/No Code, Other)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across small, multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English
  • Bachelor equivalent: minimum requirement
  • Master / MBA / Ph.D.: optional

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

SAP’s 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: or, APJ:, EMEA:
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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:292783 | Work Area: Presales | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: Virtual - USA