Chief Design Expert

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

SAP Design’s mission is to improve peoples’ lives and help the world run better. The role of the Chief Design Expert is instrumental in helping us achieve our goal. You will be a recognized design leader across SAP and have an opportunity to put your vast talents to use every day. This is an exceptional organization with backgrounds in design, engineering, research, product management, and many others.

The work you do will impact the world around you SAP serves over 404,000 customers in over 18 countries. SAP customers include 92% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies, 98% of the top 100 Forbes most valued brands, and 100% of the Dow Jones top scoring sustainability companies. These customers produce 78% of the world’s food, 82% of the world’s medical devices, and 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. You will vastly improve the lives of the employees at each of these companies by defining the user experience of the tools they use every day.


  • Report to SAP’s Chief Design Officer as part of the SAP Design Leadership Team
  • Mentor and develop teams of designers, researchers, and strategists
  • Deliver a bold UX vision along with the plans to make it real
  • Elevate better UX across our products and company culture
  • Oversee large-scale design initiatives
  • Develop, implement, and manage product design strategies
  • Work with design teams to solve complex problems by generating ideas for future designs and inspiring creativity and innovation
  • Define the future of conversational UX, AR/VR, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging technologies as they apply to our product landscape
  • Shape, understand and integrate the messaging around SAP design, the design strategy and everything that is needed to represent SAP design
  • Represent SAP Design leadership at conferences and industry events
  • Employ excellent communication skills to convey our design vision and strategy to diverse audiences

Skill Requirements

  • You are a big picture thinker who loves pushing the boundaries of design & technology in a pragmatic way
  • You can inspire audiences and have exceptional oral and visual presentation skills
  • You have industry recognition for your design talents and expertise
  • You realize that you have the opportunity to have a much greater impact on the world around you through your craft
  • You’re a hands-on problem solver, you like to roll up your sleeves and lead by example
  • You bring a deep understanding of industry best practices and trends to the table
  • You thrive on mentoring and growing young talent
  • You elevate the designers in your organization towards excellence

About the Company

SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures. SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

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