Regulatory Affairs - Integrated Regulatory Office - Lead Regulatory Counsel

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As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

SAP and SAP’s customers are faced with an increasingly complex global environment in which to operate their businesses. This is especially true in the rapidly progressing area of Cloud compliance. The Regulatory Affairs department at SAP Legal is responsible for providing a coherent, consistent, and reliable approach to Cloud compliance at SAP.
The Integrated Regulatory Office (IRO) is a team within Regulatory Affairs, Tech Law & Operations in SAP Legal with the mandate to build a network across SAP and drive a cross-functional, multi-jurisdictional and end-to-end approach to regulatory compliance at SAP for products, services and internal operations.  
The primary responsibility of the Lead Regulatory Counsel is to help develop the architecture and provide legal analysis on regulatory compliance projects and help shape the evolution of SAP’s end-to-end compliance management process. This role reports to the Head of the IRO and will work closely and in a collaborative fashion with colleagues in Security, Data Protection & Export Control, Government Relations, as well as Product Development, Cloud Operations, and Operating Lines of Business.  


Every team member is expected to be a self-starter with a high degree of internal customer focus, service attitude, and critical thinking with a solution focus. You will work in a strong, supportive team environment and must also be capable of working independently, shaping your approach to successfully deliver on your defined responsibilities. You will collaborate and support other teams who are working together to deliver on SAP’s Cloud compliance needs and those related to our SAP customers. You are a change agent for SAP Cloud compliance with the opportunity to influence the shape of your own work and simplify the path to compliance for other SAP teams - and have some fun along the way.


  • Provide practical, business-minded legal analysis to cross-functional teams on the impact of new and proposed rules and regulations .
  • Help lead regulatory compliance projects, including architecting goals, managing stakeholders and surfacing strategic decisions to the right decision-makers.
  • Actively shape the evolution of the end-to-end regulatory compliance management process at SAP, including working with cross-functional teams who identify risk areas and develop systems, policies, and procedures to manage and mitigate them.
  • Think creatively to provide solutions that are repeatable and scalable.
  • Effectively share knowledge and lessons learned within the IRO team and related teams, including through the creation of resources and trainings.
  • Work with related teams, especially Government Affairs, SGS, Corporate Legal, Data Privacy and Export Control, Field Legal, and Strategic Business Services, to integrate with existing and emerging compliance practices and tools.
  • Advise SAP on working within the law to offer excellent products and services.



  • Brings rich experience and strong expertise in regulatory compliance in one or more fields such as data protection, telecommunication, cybersecurity, export control, encryption, mandatory security certification/audit and law enforcement assistance laws.
  • Understands business models and regulatory landscape for cloud businesses.
  • Writes well, with experience in drafting policies, and public communications.
  • Has demonstrated expertise in structured analysis of regulatory materials, connecting the relevant regulatory requirements to associated areas of product business, cloud operations, and business processes and operations in general 
  • Excited to work with a diverse group of colleagues from different skills backgrounds
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills. Partners well with clients, maintaining frequent and open communication, to understand their business requirements and the impact regulations have or will have on the relevant product and/or service.
  • Has good project coordination skills. In particular, experience with product counseling, compliance projects and leadership in cross-functional teams is valued.  
  •  Ability to lead without formal authority across various organizations, regions/countries, cultures
  • Strong team player and networker, able to connect and integrate people with different skills and backgrounds 
  • Internal stakeholder-focused and service orientated



  • 7+ years working as an attorney or in-house counsel, with 2-5 years supporting matters related to regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in cloud businesses and/or information security is a plus.



  • J.D. or equivalent law degree from an accredited university, further technical degrees or certifications (e.g., from IAPP) is a plus.



  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are required


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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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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Requisition ID: 343489  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  343489
Posted Date:  Jun 18, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00

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