(Senior) Research Project Consultant – Machine Learning // SAP SE

March 20, 2017

As a (Senior) Research Project Consultant, you will work in a small team of Machine Learning experts collaborating with world’s best universities on cutting edge projects. You will have the chance to work with the smartest researchers on the planet on the most challenging real-world problems. You will ensure a professional setup, execution, and wrap up of research projects between the SAP and SAP’s research partners with the focus on the transfer of results into the SAP. Moreover, you will be responsible for prioritizing and handling of strategic requests from the top management and other relevant stakeholders. You will support and shape the overall SAP research strategy by defining and executing on the collaboration model with external customers as well as internal SAP stakeholders.


You will work in a small and co-located team in the dead center of Berlin. Your primary goal will be to ensure that the ongoing research cooperations create the biggest possible impact on both: (1) SAP products, and (2) SAP’s reputation as an innovative company. You will work against fixed timelines in a very dynamic environment.

Your tasks include:

  • Research project management from the initial assessment and setup until the final result transfer
  • Stakeholder management including external research partners, internal units, and management
  • Maintenance of the research ecosystem within and outside of the SAP
  • Ensuring the delivery of sustainable results with business impact
  • Communication with top management


You are a self-starter and goal-oriented person. As an ideal candidate, you will demonstrate a proven track record in research project management and combine it with the drive to ensure the best possible dissemination and exploitation of the results of the projects you are responsible for.


  • Master’s degree
  • Track record in management of research projects
  • Strong interest in Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Strategic and analytical thinking combined with business acumen
  • Strong desire to overcome obstacles and make your work benefit SAP and our customers
  • Excellent German and English language skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Curiosity and agility
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