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Partner Compliance Officer Job

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Date: Aug 4, 2019

City: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 205577
Work Area: Legal
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

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LOCATION: Role can be based in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal or Ottawa



The Legal Compliance & Integrity Office (LCIO) is a part of the Global Finance & Administration Board area, and reports to both SAP SE’s Global CFO and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.  Our mission is to advance SAP’s business goals by promoting a culture of integrity, and by mitigating a defined set of legal risks.  The LCIO is responsible for various SAP compliance initiatives, including oversight and support of the SAP Code of Business Conduct, employee compliance training and communications, and the global governance document framework.  We also monitor and enforce compliance.  Our focus includes compliance with the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), UK Bribery Act, and other global anti-corruption and bribery laws as well as anti-competition compliance (in tandem with field legal). 


The successful candidate will be expected to take ownership in managing a dynamic landscape, with support and guidance from Global LCIO Leadership. The successful candidate’s key responsibilities will be:

  • Directly support the anti-bribery and corruption law compliance aspects of managing third party relationships in SAP’s sales processes
  • Provide advice on compliance matters related to SAP’s third-party sales’ enabling ecosystem, so that SAP acts in accordance with best-in-class compliance standards
  • Review and provide compliance input on newly proposed organization structures, sales models and incentive programs as they relate to third-party partners of SAP
  • Review and provide compliance input on existing and proposed processes tied to third-party partners of SAP
  • Develop and administer policies and training on compliance topics including avoidance of bribery and corruption, competition law concerns, handling confidentiality and conflicts of interest, doing business with government customers, fraud in the contracting process, etc.
  • Review and analyze Due Diligence processes for differing partner types, with the objective of increased effectiveness and efficiency
  • Support Partner compliance training oversight
  • Interact with employees, including senior leaders, to clarify questions regarding SAP policies related to Partner management
  • Manage global projects for partner oversight
  • Monitor changes to legal and regulatory climate/guidelines applicable to the company and proactively develop solutions
  • Effectively channel inquiries and complaints related to SAP Partners; provide clarification & advice; assist in effective response mechanism.
  • Expertise on complaint reporting mechanisms and how to handle them
  • Monitor compliance trends globally, including compliance initiatives, industry compliance failures and other internal and external Compliance trends to provide insight for leadership knowledge forums, newsletters and employee groups
  • Track and report compliance issues to LCIO management on a periodic basis

The position works on company policies and procedural change.  It liaises with multiple areas to align compliance policies. The position enjoys excellent exposure within the business on a global level.

The positions report to the Head of LCIO Partner Organizations and Technology Solutions, and they enjoy excellent exposure within the business. 



  • Full proficiency with English is required; candidates with secondary language skills are a nice-to-have
  • Accredited compliance professional (such as a lawyer, professional accountant, risk manager or auditor) is required
  • Minimum 6 years of work experience, especially experience in a legal, compliance, organizational governance, risk management and/or audit type role
  • Work experience at SAP or in the IT industry is preferred
  • Experience designing and maintaining compliance programs over third-parties is preferred
  • Hands-on with extreme attention to detail and written documentation
  • Ability to do in-depth research and to interpret written guidelines and documents
  • Proactive, dynamic and result driven individual
  • Strong grasp of code of conduct, business ethics policies and current compliance practices
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to manage senior leadership in dynamic environments
  • Experience in the areas of detection and prevention of fraud or corruption preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with international, virtual teams with sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Project Management experience is required
  • Very good communication and collaboration skills
  • Comfortable in MS office tools and IT business environment
  • Experience designing and/or documenting business processes and analyzing related gaps


*SAP is not offering international relocation benefits for this role at this time.



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Additional Locations: Virtual - Canada

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