Compliance Officer - Ethical Leadership Shanghai or Beijing

What we offer

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 Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) is a part of Board area of SAP’s Office of the CEO (OCEO), and reports to SAP CEO as well as the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.  Our mission is to advance SAP’s business goals by promoting a culture of integrity. OEC focuses on helping SAP to ‘Win the Right Way’ by providing the guidance and training that enables employees to reject bribery and corruption.


OEC’s Ethical Leadership team supports leaders across the company that all SAP managers are completely committed to compliance and behave with integrity, are perceived as ethical and compliant, and hold their teams accountable to do the same.


The Compliance Officer actively manages and executes projects and assessments in cooperation with different stakeholders (e.g. senior management, HR)

  • to enable leaders to be able to fulfill their ethical role (e.g. with communications, training),
  • to support leaders to ensure an ethical culture in their respective organizations (e.g. compliance health check, ethical surveys, consulting), and
  • to measure the success of establishing and sustaining the compliance culture in the leader’s area responsibility (e.g. best practices, compliance KPIs).



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from business or law school or related field
  • Proven highest level of discretion, integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent analytical, C-level communication and networking skills
  • Highly structured work approach, quick comprehension, ability to understand highly complex topics and interdependencies, meticulous attention to detail and precision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong written and presentation skills, particularly with executive briefings
  • Open, friendly, creative personality with professional attitude
  • Project management expertise and experience
  • Ability to exercise extreme discretion and ability to deal with matters of a very sensitive and highly confidential nature
  • Ability to work independently within a team



  • Manage projects, consulting activities and assessments conducted at senior executive level within the company
  • Provide and follow up on recommendations for improvement possibilities and for consequence management
  • Prepare and present information to senior management at internal and external meetings
  • Develop collaborative work relationships within OEC and across board areas and functions
  • Serve as trusted advisor and functional peer



  • At least 7+ years of experience in relevant position or areas
  • 3+ years in a relevant function in the internal control system environment e.g. Legal, Compliance, Audit, Finance







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: or, APJ:, EMEA:


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:327958 | Work Area: Administration | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  327958
Posted Date:  May 14, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Shanghai, CN, 200040

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