Procurement Associate/Specialist for Sourcing Excellence Champions Team DACH-EMEA

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The Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is in the mid of a transformation that will change the dynamic of how GPO engages with its stakeholders. This transformation is necessary to keep up with the fast-changing environment, develop into a digital organization, meet the Board’s ambitious growth plans, and support SAP’s strategy.

The Sourcing Excellence Champions (SEC) team is responsible for sourcing, negotiation, contracting activities and supplier management across the globe. The SEC Team is supporting several categories like Professional Services, Marketing, Cloud Solutions, TIH and IT Infrastructure Services. The Services include, but not limited to, HR related Services, Consulting Services, Development, Marketing Events, Advertisement, Market Research and Branding.

We are seeking an experienced Procurement Associate with a background in global procurement and/or Services procurement to join our team in Prague/ Czech Republic. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in global procurement and building relationships with key stakeholders. Furthermore, the candidate should work in close collaboration with regional team members from APJ, DACH, EMEA and US region.


•    First experience in a Procurement organization performing vendor management, contract management and bidding (SAP Procurement system knowledge SAP Ariba and/or  SAP Fieldglass ), preferred in the Category Professional Service.
•    Supports complex sourcing projects on a local, regional and global level. Prepares the sourcing and contracting, based on facts and figures as result of an analysis.
•    Tactical procurement experience in a cross-regional and cross-category environment.
•    Facilitates the procurement of services and discretionary contracts (expenditure and revenue) in accordance with SAP`s procurement policies and guidelines in close collaboration with legal, audit, compliance and data protection Teams.
•    Assist to strategy execution and conduct market analysis and track market trends.
•    Drives execution of incoming tickets via SAP ticketing system.

•    University degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent experience.
•    Knowledge in procurement processes, analytical skills, negotiation, and communication skills.
•    Project management skills and MS-Office knowledge (MS-Office, Word, PPT and Excel).
•    Fluent English expected.
•    German and or France languages will be a big plus.


•    First experience of professional working experience in tactical procurement within indirect procurement environments, ideally in a multinational environment (e.g., advanced degree in purchasing or related field).
•    First experience in one of the following Categories: Professional Services (HR Services, Finance; Legal and Tax), Global Physical Security, Technical Services (Application Consulting/ Application Development/ Application Maintenance & IT Infrastructure); Real Estate & Facility Services.


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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Requisition ID: 373439  | Work Area: Finance  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Graduate  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  373439
Posted Date:  Nov 25, 2023
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Graduate
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00

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