Vice President* Alfabet Product Management, R&D & Product Marketing

Location: preferred Berlin (Germany) or Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, München, Saarbrücken

Software AG offers Alfabet for IT planning & portfolio management and enterprise architecture management. In a world of fast business change, IT is often challenged with just keeping up with business demand, let alone actually driving business innovation. Yet in today’s Digital Business Age, IT must play a leading role. To do this it needs three things: a clear line-of-sight to business strategy; transparency into how IT supports the business; and budget for IT innovation. Integrated IT Portfolio Management provides the insight into the portfolio of business strategies to understand what innovative technologies to put on the table. It organizes the IT landscape into manageable and relatable parts for quick insight into change impacts. Finally, IT Portfolio Management enables optimization of the integrated IT portfolio across applications, technologies, services and projects to free up budget for innovation projects.

As Vice President* (VP) for Alfabet, you’ll be focused on the long- and short-term product vision and roadmap, you are bringing the threads of development and product management and product marketing together.

You are responsible for envisioning and driving the product strategic direction and roadmap for Alfabet. Leading Agile development research on new and emerging trends such as, Cloud native architectures, IoT, artificial intelligence, and next generation BI. You also take care of competitive intelligence, the main contact to analysts and the presentation of Alfabet at industry events worldwide. You support sales and key customers on an international level.

You are responsible for the budget and management of the different teams.

Define and lead the Alfabet strategy and roadmap

Speak at events, deliver internal enablement activities, support trade shows, interact with customers/partners and engage with analysts/media to develop your product strategy and ensure customer success

Coach product marketing in building core content and website/promotional materials

Own and drive all aspects of the product from product vision through development to customer adoption

Be the go-to product expert and thought leader for other internal teams, executives, sales, marketing, customers, and partners

Lead the head of R&D, the head of product management and product marketing 

You have completed a technical degree in information technology or electrical engineering

At least several years professional experience around Product Management. Relevant subject areas are Business & IT Transformation, EAM, PPM or adjacent topics

You have experience in leading global development teams, in transforming organizations and processes and have already taken over budget responsibility

Articulate storyteller and presenter

Experience working with large enterprise customers

Experience of working in a fast paced and international environment

Experience in managing and successfully completing various development projects in parallel

Have a cooperative and result-oriented management style

Strong communication skills paired with empathy, self-confident demeanour, assertiveness, and enthusiasm for working together in a team

Familiarity with working in a matrix organization

Willingness to travel internationally

Business fluent language skills in English; German is a plus


Enterprise Architecture Management or IT Portfolio Management domain experience, experience in the software product industry and/or experience in companies as CIO* / Head of Strategy* / Chief Enterprise Architect* / Head of CIO Office* (or Consulting background in EAM or ITPM)
Experience or background in EAM or ITPM in a company as e. g. CIO* or CTO*

Complete product cycle experience – from Idea to Commercialization success


Please only apply online. Your application should include a short motivation letter, a CV and your references.

Apply now!

Your contact:
Tanja Topal, Manager HR Recruiting, Phone +49 (0)681 210 3105

* f/m/d – diversity matters!