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Category Buyer IT Infrastructure (f/m/d)

Requisition ID: 280146
Work Area: Finance
Location: Walldorf
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

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The Role 

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Category Buyer for the IT Infrastructure Category part of the Global Procurement Organization. The IT Infrastructure Category includes categories such as server, storage / backup, network connectivity, network infrastructure, data center and co-location businesses, public cloud providers and related platform technologies.  

You will act as a trusted business value enabler for stakeholders, understanding and determining business requirements and triggering and supporting make or buy decisions. 

You will be responsible for supplier management and sourcing events supporting related category strategy. You will look for opportunities for improvements, innovations, and savings and perform market analysis and benchmarking to gain market intelligence. 


Role Requirements 

We are looking for people with solid stakeholder management, communication and negotiation skills who can establish clear priorities and manage multiple demands in a virtual, international environment. 

You will have several years' experience in strategic procurement within a multinational business, with a background in IT infrastructure such as server and network infrastructure supply chain in indirect or direct procurement. This experience will include the ability to collaborate and crystalize business requirements and to translate them into actionable procurement activity. 




The IT Category Team as part of the Global Procurement Organization defines and execute in close collaboration with business owners, corporate legal, finance and controlling the global sourcing strategies and supplier management. 



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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Additional Locations: Newtown Square (US) and Bangalore (IN)

Category Buyer IT Infrastructure (f/m/d)

Facility:  280146
Posted Date:  Dec 5, 2021
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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