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Procurement Specialist_Japanese speaker

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Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!



The Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is transforming to drive sustainable business outcomes by continuously elevating the strategic positioning to “Unleash the power of procurement to help SAP run at its best”. 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 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 Specialist with a background in global procurement and strong experience in supporting Japan Market, to join our team in Shanghai.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong capability in global procurement, a team player and building relationships with key stakeholders. Furthermore, the candidate should work in close collaboration with regional team members from DACH, EMEA and US region.




  • Develops, supports and implements programs/ strategies, to meet GPO saving goals and targets
  • Demonstrates good capacity for evaluating suppliers, sourcing, analyzing proposals and negotiation
  • Works independently within given area of responsibility and in collaboration with stakeholder
  • Executes 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
  • Participate in procurement projects with cross-regional or cross-category focus
  • Ensures compliance in relation to SAP´s policies and guidelines and works closely with SAP legal, audit, compliance and data protection team
  • Contributes to strategy execution and conduct market analysis and track market trends
  • Knows and understands the SAP corporate strategy and the strategy of his/her area of procurement
  • Enhance purchasing related processes to best-in-class procurement processes



  • University degree in Business Administration, Engineering or a related field; or equivalent experience
  • Familiar on Marketing and Facility indsutry procurement processes
  • Knowledge in procurement processes, data analytical skills, negotiation, and communication skills (especially regarding Japanese stakeholders and vendors)
  • Collaboration and communication skills, team player, ability to work in virtual international teams
  • Project management skills and MS-Office knowledge (MS-Office, Word, PPT and Excel)
  • SAP system knowledge (incl. ARIBA, Fieldglass) is a plus
  • Languages: Must be proficient in business Japanese (written, spoken). Must be proficient in English.   Korean language capabilities will be an added advantage.



  • 5+ years 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) focusing on Japan market for categories of MKT, Facility, and/or professional service








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:298348 | Work Area: Finance | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Procurement Specialist_Japanese speaker

Facility:  298348
Posted Date:  Sep 12, 2021
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Shanghai, CN, 201203

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