Procurement Senior Specialist for SEC Team DACH-EMEA - English & German

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Purpose and Objectives

The Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is in the midst 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 are not limited to, HR-related services, consulting services, development, marketing events, advertisement, market research, and branding.


We are seeking an experienced Procurement Specialist with a background in global procurement and/or services procurement to join our team in the DACH region. 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 the US region.


Expectations and Tasks

    • Develop, support, and implement programs/strategies to meet GPO saving goals and targets.
    • Demonstrate excellent capacity for evaluating suppliers, sourcing, analyzing proposals, and negotiation.
    • Work independently within a given area of responsibility and in collaboration with stakeholders.
    • Execute complex sourcing projects on a local, regional, and global level. Prepare the sourcing and contracting based on facts and figures as a result of an analysis.
    • Drive procurement projects with a cross-regional or cross-category focus.
    • Ensure compliance with SAP’s policies and guidelines and work closely with SAP legal, audit, compliance, and data protection teams.
    • Accelerate strategy execution and conduct market analysis and track market trends.
    • Know and understand the SAP corporate strategy and the strategy of his/her area of procurement.
    • Enhance purchasing-related processes to best-in-class procurement processes.

Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies

    • University degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent experience.
    • Knowledge of procurement processes, analytical skills, negotiation, and communication skills.
    • Collaboration and communication skills, team player, ability to work in virtual international teams.
    • Project management skills and MS-Office knowledge (Word, PPT, and Excel).
    • SAP system knowledge (including ARIBA, Fieldglass) is a plus.
    • Fluent in English and German (additional languages are a plus).


Work Experience


    • 5+ years of relevant experience in purchasing or tactical procurement within indirect procurement environments, ideally in a multinational environment (e.g. advanced degree in purchasing or related field).


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.


Bring out your best

SAP innovations help more than four hundred thousand 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 two hundred million users and more than one hundred thousand 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, you can bring out your best.

We win with inclusion

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.
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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: 397555  | Work Area: Finance  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  397555
Posted Date:  Jul 20, 2024
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00

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