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One of the best ways to show what Life is like at SAP is to share our employee stories to provide insight into their experiences and what being successful means to us at the company. I am Heather Walker, and I work on the Global Employer Branding team. Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to speak with 50 colleagues across our Europe, Middle East and Africa region to help share their stories. Here is an interview I did with Petter Hallgren.

Petter started with SAP as a Senior Solution Sales Executive for SAP HANA in Sweden on 1st August 2017.

What qualifications did you need for your role?

I need to have experience in sales, customer engagement, information management, database technology, Big Data, IoT amongst others.

What key skills do you think people need to have to do your job?

In addition to the technical knowledge I think people skills and an open mind to see new opportunities and possibilities and work in global teams is important. A business mindset means you are focused on results but at the end of the day we strive for customer success so need to be humble.

What does working for SAP mean to you?

It means being able to work with world-class colleagues combined with disruptive and world-leading technologies within a company that sees customer success as bringing more value and benefit to society in general.

What does success look like to you?

Success to me means being able to contribute greatly in a workplace where I thrive with colleagues, customers, and new opportunities.

And finally, if you could go back in time and give your 18-year-old-self one piece of career advice what would it be?

Keep an open mind and be honest with yourself. Have a clear long-term vision, but be prepared to revise part of the goals since the world and your preferences will change over time.

To see more Life at SAP stories or learn about open jobs at SAP join #LifeatSAP social community channels on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Weibo and WeChat or visit the career site.

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