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Operations Associate (Temporary Assignment) Job

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Date: Nov 19, 2018

City: Potsdam, BB, DE

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 200789
Work Area: Administration
Location: Potsdam
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Graduate
Employment Type: Limited Full Time


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.


The Leonardo & Analytics Engineering unit is a strategic development entity within SAP, combining software engineering excellence with thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. Across various focus clusters (Machine Learning, Healthcare, IoT, Innovation Center Network including Blockchain and Scala etc.) and by building on strong teams, we pioneer game-changing solutions in close collaboration with customers and partners in industry and research as well as with other SAP units.

We are looking for an Operations Associate to support the COO Team of the current Chief Innovation Officer and, effective January 1st, 2019, future Member of the Executive Board. You will work closely with the Board Office and other operations teams as well as their offices.

You will have the opportunity to take responsibility and foster relationships with stakeholders, e.g. from senior management and board offices. You will ensure smooth office processes, while looking after the operation of daily office functions and duties. This is an ideal role for a very structured and open-minded individual with an interest to work in a technology-focused environment.

This role will be based out of Potsdam, Germany.


As a Operations Associate, you will have the great opportunity to work in a role that combines content-related project work with organizational and administrative tasks:

  • Act as a first point of contact for the team
  • Assist with travel booking, expenses and event management
  • Ensure smooth office processes including invoice management, Purchase Order creation and handling of workflows
  • Plan and execute meetings, events, and trips
  • Ensure Student coordination and advice
  • Provide recruiting support if needed
  • Act as contact person for vendors, customers, and partners to coordinate events


  • Commercial office training or similar
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience in business administration, management support, project management, or event management
  • Professional and impeccable conduct towards colleagues and customers
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and planning skills
  • Commitment to operational excellence in assigned tasks
  • Team-oriented and hands-on working style, open-mindedness, intercultural sensitivity
  • Proficient with communication and presentation tools (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Excellent level of English and German, both written and spoken

Your set of application documents should contain a cover letter, a resume in table form, school leaving certificates, current university transcript of records, copies of any academic degrees already earned, and if available, references from former employers (including internships). Please describe as well your experience and skills in foreign languages and computer programs/ programming languages.


  • We are looking for professionals with 1-2 years of relevant work experience.


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.

A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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