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Executive Recruiter (f/m/d) for Engineering & Cloud Technology in EMEA/MEE



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!


We consider all SAP locations in EMEA/MEE




Working at the Executive level you will be responsible to hire the best leaders for SAP and to actively promote SAP in the marketplace as a destination for top leadership talent. 

We provide an extremely high touch service to all stakeholders in a recruiting process and we act as an advisor to the hiring manager to help them through the specialist activity of recruiting and act as a custodian for SAP to ensure the right hire is made in line with organizational needs. 

As an Executive Recruiter (f/m/d) you will own the recruiting service delivery to allocated Hiring Managers, ensure the right hire is made in line with global and local policy and best practice in partnership with our colleagues in HR. 


Executive Recruiters (f/m/d) run the recruitment project; from point of Hiring Approval, we lead manager consultations, set the recruitment strategy and manage its execution through sourcing, shortlisting, interviewing, hiring decision offer management to offer acceptance.

Executive Recruiters (f/m/d) directly source external candidates for pipeline projects to fulfil future business hiring requirements. We partner with executive search vendors where appropriate to ensure acquisition of the best talent. 


The tasks include in detail:

  • Understand SAP business model, organization, strategy and drivers
  • Understand the Strategy, Organization and Operations of your allocated client group/s 
  • Consult with the business leads to develop a clear understanding of their requirements 
  • Have the ability to operate effectively and act as the trusted expert in the recruiting process 
  • Advise on the best recruiting strategy for each and every hire 
  • Activate and manage the recruitment action plan 
  • Manage the recruitment process and deliver on local requirements e.g. WoC process and other local procedures required in the country of hire 
  • Identify, attract, screen and select candidates 
  • Advise and guide managers through the process of candidate assessment and decision making 
  • Manage the offer process for all hires in conjunction with our HR colleagues 
  • Ensure all stakeholders in the recruiting process are regularly updated on the status of recruiting for each position 
  • Ensure candidates are engaged with and motivated by opportunities at SAP (relationship management, emplyoer brand, employee value proposition)
  • Continually evaluate and adapt recruiting strategy/ plan so that improvement/ efficiencies are gained
  • Ensure that you continuously improve your skills and knowledge of recruiting, selection and consulting



  • 7+ years experience in Executive Recruiting in a corporate environment
  • Experienced in recruiting cloud technology candidates 
  • Proven track record in identifying, attracting and selecting external passive talent 
  • Track record of Executive level business partnering 
  • Understanding of SAP's business, strategy and leadership models 
  • Knowledge of the technology sector, and core business functions  
  • Knowledge of the competitive landscape for Executive Talent for SAP in your region
  • Deep knowledge of the recruitment market in either a specific geography or functional area relevant to SAP 
  • Proven ability to deliver high levels of service to hiring managers and candidates
  • Business English essential and fluent German would be preferable 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to interact, establish credibility and influence at the Executive level 
  • Ability to effectively manage demanding workload and competing priorities 
  • Excellent Consulting skills 
  • Customer Focus 
  • Attention to detail and process management 
  • Team worker 
  • Results Focus 
  • Problem Solver 
  • Cultural Awareness 
  • Passion for Recruiting 



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.




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:314258 | Work Area: Human Resources | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: Virtual - Europe

Executive Recruiter (f/m/d) for Engineering & Cloud Technology in EMEA/MEE

Facility:  314258
Posted Date:  Jan 23, 2022
Work Area:  Human Resources
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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