Commercial Business Partner UKI

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Role Purpose

  • The Commercial Business Partner will negotiate and manage a variety of commercial contracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements.
  • The contracts will typically include software licences, cloud agreements, maintenance agreements, development agreements, hosting agreements and supplier agreements across SAP’s entire business.
  • The role has a very strong commercial focus. The Commercial Business Partner will need to work closely with the sales teams and often take a central role in customer negotiations, advising on deal structure, providing detailed pricing information, identifying risk and revenue recognition issues and finding practical commercial solutions to meet the needs of the business.
  • The Commercial Business Partner is responsible for advising the organization so that it may achieve compliance with existing and new legislation and internal procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities
The Commercial Business Partner’s responsibilities will include:

On-Premise Software and Cloud Services:

  • Preparing, negotiating and drafting amendments to the SAP Agreements;
  • Advising the Account Executives on the SAP Price List and providing pricing information when requested;
  • Reviewing and commenting on deal structures provided by the Account Executives (including discounts);
  • Preparing and negotiating Order Forms based on SAP’s standard template;
  • Reviewing, commenting on, negotiating and redrafting Customer’s Agreements;
  • Working with the in-house Revenue Recognition specialists to advise on potential revenue recognition issues under IFRS 15;
  • Ensuring the SAP approval and pre-approval processes have been followed;
  • Responding to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions.
  • Liaising with Legal on legal amendments to the agreements.


  • Reviewing, redrafting and negotiating third party supplier agreements;
  • Preparing and negotiating services sub contracts;
  • Sales enablement
  • Close alignment with sales managers on opportunities
  • Central point of contact for the opportunities


Skills required

  • Good knowledge of general corporate business practices and commercial contracting regulations and principles;
  • An ability to quickly identify risks and issues and suggesting alternatives that lead to the best solution and escalating matters within the business where necessary;
  • An ability to work well and remain calm under pressure which will include managing multiple contracts at any one time, meeting tight timelines especially at month and quarter end and having to participate in unscheduled meetings;
  • Good analytical skills to understand, interpret and advise on the SAP Price List and create pricing spreadsheets;
  • An ability to clearly explain outstanding contractual issues to the Account Executive and ensure there are no conflicting messages being provided to the Customer;
  • An ability to own and manage a problem to ensure that it is resolved or concluded as quickly as possible;
  • An ability to follow internal processes to ensure that appropriate approvals have been obtained and recorded;
  • A confident individual who is happy to liaise and communicate at all levels within a company including with the Managing Director, CFO and Commercial Director;
  • Some IFRS 15, Revenue Recognition experience to identify when matters need to be referred to the SAP Revenue Recognition specialists would be an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills.


Experience required

  • Experience of working on similar matters to those detailed in this Role Profile;
  • Experience of working directly with a sales force.



What you can expect is professional onboarding, exciting career progression, a diverse work environment providing growth opportunities, learning & development possibilities, and an international business network for you to leverage. Interesting non-work related activities (volunteering, charity, sport events,..)
This role is based at the ultra-modern Metronom office building directly above the Nove Butovice metro station. The location encompasses SAP's vision for the perfect work-life balance by featuring uniquely decorated relaxation rooms, parents' and kids' room.




Yearly bonuses, sick days paid and sick leaves fully refunded, flexible start/end of working hours, contributions to the pension/life insurance, meal vouchers, holidays 5 weeks, educational courses, coaching and mentoring opportunities, free massage, cafeteria plan, free fitness studio, generous shares program, etc.





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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: 357349  | Work Area: Finance  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  357349
Posted Date:  Mar 12, 2023
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00

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