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SAP EMEA Regional Finance and Procurement Program Manager

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Job Overview:  

Together with the EMEA Projects Program Manager, the job holder is an integral lead of the Program and Transformation Management Office within EMEA GPS. The job holder is responsible for an extensive cross-matrix transformation program, as a trusted advisor to the EMEA Regional Head of GPS, specifically for any EMEA GPS finance and procurement initiatives. They are a key stakeholder within the broader global GPS transformation program; working closely with the GPS Global COO and other regional program leads. 

They are responsible for the execution and management of key responsibilities of finance and accounting within the EMEA Global Physical Security team, liaising closely with SGS Financial Controlling and other Regional peers (Procurement, Facilities Management). 

They support activities of higher complexity that go beyond their day to day regional jurisdiction and are a key trend setter, supporting GPS process performance management. They execute knowledge management transfer activities and are responsible for documentation and for providing colleagues with system & process training. They are expected to maintain excellent relationships with external and internal customers, team members and colleagues in other functions across SAP.

Job Description:

The EMEA Regional Finance and Procurement Program Manager is fully accountable to EMEA Regional Head of GPS. They will also liaise directly with SGS Financial Controlling (Global); other GPS Regional Program peers; the EMEA Sub Regional Heads; areas of the Global Physical Security SLT; and internal partners (GRF, IT, GPO, Finance Teams, etc.).

The job holder will manage escalation of issues and projects/activities to the EMEA Regional Head of GPS; critical issues will be presented to leadership for resolution. They will partner closely with internal customers, external counterparts, peers and management at the global, regional or local level. The individual will often coach/lead others (noting where English may be the second language) to complete assignments.  

The job holder will support multiple (approximately 30) capital projects per annum across the EMEA region, as well as (approximately 100) guarding/watchkeeper contracts and the associated Purchase Order requisitions  and will be focused on process improvement/change management and service line reduction, whilst retaining/improving optimum support value.



•    EMEA Finance and Procurement transformation lead
•    Project Management RFP stakeholder
•    EMEA GPS Finance keyholder
•    Key Purchasing (GPO) liaison
•    Vendor risk management stakeholder

Metrics and Training:

•    Unification of opex/capex and depreciation tracking and forecasting
•    Internal team training – finance, project management and procurement applications and methodology
•    Metrics and capital risk analysis
•    Cost matrix build out with Facilities, IT and Purchasing 

Operations, Governance and Quality Assurance:

•    Contracts and renewal strategy
•    Regulatory standards and governance, setting of KPI’s and SLA’s
•    Quality assurance – SAP sales and partner operations (future state of evangelism)

Additional USP’s:

•    Revenue Recognition and evangelism of GPS to SAP lines of business: As the role matures, there will be scope to explore the possibility of liaising with LoB to extrapolate GPS revenue enablement and revenue recognition for specific region, territory, or global level. 
•    Coaching/Mentoring: Actively engaged in raising the standard of excellence in the EMEA GPS team and beyond.

Experience, Education and Certifications:

•    More than 5 years professional financial and/or procurement related experience, particularly in complex multi-national corporations.

•    Strong and demonstrable experience of change management processes, including dealing with cross-matrix responsibilities with Senior Leadership and other lines of business.

•    Experience with SAP ERP (Ariba, FieldGlass) highly desirable; SAP ISP is a must

•    Fluent in English; other languages highly desirable

•    Bachelor or Master’s degree in IT, Project Management, Business Administration, Accounting/Finance or related business background (MBA preferred). An equivalent combination of professional experience, certifications and education will be considered.

•    Extensive project management experience desirable (including demonstrable experience with Microsoft Projects, Agile/Scrum (PSM), Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2, PMP, or equivalent)

•    Ability to pass background verification.



Please not relcoation is not required with this role



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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

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:297130 | Work Area: Corporate Operations | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

SAP EMEA Regional Finance and Procurement Program Manager

Facility:  297130
Posted Date:  Sep 11, 2021
Work Area:  Corporate Operations
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00

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