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Legal Counsel (Multiple Open Positions) - F/M

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We are looking for someone with excellent legal skills (software, cloud or other technology industry experience is a plus), who can fulfil the following role:



The successful candidate will provide legal counsel to the licence, cloud and field services sales organizations for SAP’s FRANCE business unit. This will include all relevant legal practice areas including in particular software licensing and support services, cloud services, and Public Sector applicable body of laws. The successful candidate will:

· Report to General Counsel France, and work closely with other members of the French Team and regional legal teams and the local commercial teams;

· Independently lead in drafting and act as primary negotiator for commercial contracts (complex transactions for cloud services, software licensing & support services, Public Sector laws) with SAP’s customers and partners and be the legal advisor for SAP’s sales management;

· Have a strong business acumen to close transactions according to quarter end demands according to the commercial pressures of a sales business in a high pressure and fast-paced environment;

· Be a recognized business partner and build strong relationships. Negotiate in a constructive way (facilitate business, rather than being an obstacle), and finding solutions with customers;

· Quickly understand and apply SAP contracting policies (pricing and licensing models; rev rec)

· Ensure an appropriate level of internal compliance is in place in relation to transactions.



- Degree in French law and qualifications to practice in France excellent working knowledge of contract.

- Good negotiation and social skills; strong communicator (clear and concise) to all levels (sales, functional experts, management …)

- Be thorough, quality focused, accountable and able to make quick decisions

- Enthusiasm and team-work oriented

- Minimum 5 years experience with tech law



We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


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SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


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:309884 | Work Area: Legal | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Legal Counsel (Multiple Open Positions) - F/M

Facility:  309884
Posted Date:  Jan 16, 2022
Work Area:  Legal
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Levallois-Perret, FR, 92300

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