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Finance Specialist - Export Compliance

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SAP Export Control is a central function that is responsible for ensuring SAP’s compliance with applicable export control laws and regulations, including trade sanctions. This team further supports the company in analyzing and meeting export control and sanctions related market requirements and in dealing with customers, partners, authorities and policy makers worldwide.
We are a global team with two core functions, operations and legal. We closely interact with global and local functions in the areas of legal and compliance, security, data protection, product development, logistics and other operations functions. We aim for compliant software and service delivery. For example: Based on technical characteristics and functionalities, SAP products must be classified for export under EU, German and U.S. laws and regulations. 

The Export Control Operations Team is looking for an Export Control Senior Specialist. This hands-on person enables SAP functions to determine whether a proposed export is permitted under applicable export control laws and whether it is subject to an export license requirement. At the same time, we offer you to:

  • Live your virtue as problem solver for complex issues and legal requirements
  • Be part of a global and diverse team
  • Work in an operations and compliance function (export control and data protection)
  • Learn about compliance aspects of all SAP’s products
  • Learn how SAP is dealing with third party products and build-in’s
  • Obtain insights to risk management and respective mitigation
  • Broaden your network within finance and other functions such as development
  • Have fun

The Export Control Operations team has members in the Philippines, India, Russia, Germany, Ireland and the United States of America. 



  • Execute SAP’s export compliance processes, such as business partner screening, sanctioned party list screening, business partner classification
  • Perform embargo checks, handle export and import authorizations, and conduct product classification based on German, EU and US law
  • Realize a close interaction with business partners and act as a trusted business partner on Export Control matters with a strong focus on compliance service delivery, e.g. for sales, finance, development, technology, and delivery units
  • Applying excellent communication style according to internal and external stakeholders and situations
  • Drive for continuous improvement of existing processes and tools in use, policies, guidelines
  • Keep process documentation up to date and actively contribute to roll-out and knowledge transfer activities
  • Contribute to project work, for example be actively engaged in testing



  • Bachelor/ master’s degree in business administration, foreign trade, international business, and information systems engineering, computer science, software development or equivalent similar education
  • Affinity to legal and technology challenges
  • Knowledge of import and export laws and applicable regulations preferred
  • Engineering background and knowledge preferred
  • Willingness to work in a compliance function and being engaged in financial closing activities
  • Strong team player, experienced in working with virtual and international teams
  • Highly motivated, can-do attitude and result oriented
  • Agile experience and mindset.
  • Proven analytical, communication and writing skills
  • High quality awareness and process-oriented thinking and acting
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor and closely collaborate across organizations, teams and cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to explain complex issues in layman terms
  • Fluent Business English is a must, Spanish is a plus




  • 5+ years’ international work experience; experience in high-tech industry is a plus
  • Working experience in compliance functions
  • Experience in export control / foreign trade environment topics and systems such as SAP ERP, CRM, BPS
  • Engineering or a technical background is a plus


This position is open to all Latin America. 



We are SAP

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.


Our inclusion promise

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.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


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:308706 | Work Area: Finance | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Finance Specialist - Export Compliance

Facility:  308706
Posted Date:  Nov 13, 2021
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

São Leopoldo, BR, 93022-718

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