Category Buyer (f/m/d) Cyber Security

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The IT Solutions Procurement Team as part of the Global Procurement Organization defines and executes in close collaboration with business owners, corporate legal, finance and controlling the global sourcing strategies and supplier management. Within your daily tasks you will work closely with the Category Manager for Security, the Software category team located in Prague as well as colleagues from the categories Professional Services & Cloud Infrastructure. You can expect a highly motivated, young and dynamic team with focus on collaboration and continuous improvement.
The Security category encompasses the global procurement responsibility for Cyber Security (Software, Hardware & Professional Services). You will support SAP’s pursuit to protect employees and our cloud infrastructure from threats and its efforts to define the future security eco-system which is one of the most critical areas in order to secure SAP’s growth in the cloud.  



We are looking for a highly motivated colleague with solid stakeholder management and negotiation skills. You should be able to establish clear priorities, manage multiple demands from different business units in a virtual, international environment. Since teamwork is key at SAP, we are looking for a team player with strong focus in collaboration and communication. 

Experience in strategic procurement within a multinational business, with a background in software or security and with understanding of common license metrics is beneficial. This experience will include the ability to collaborate and crystalize business requirements and to translate them into actionable procurement activity. 



  • University degree preferably in Business Administration, Information Technology or a related field
  • Strong background in Software and/or Cyber Security environment e.g. Client/Server and Network Security, Infrastructure or Cloud / SaaS related areas, Application and endpoint security supplemented with deep understanding of common license metrics is a plus
  • Understanding of end to end procurement and sourcing strategies
  • Open-minded and willing to drive change
  • Fluent English (spoken, written)
  • Ability to work in international teams and virtual environment
  • Solid stakeholder management and excellent communication and negotiation skills, strategic thinking
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, analytical and negotiation skills, strategic thinking 



  • 3+ years’ experience in strategic procurement within indirect or direct procurement environments within a multinational business
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and to crystalize business requirements and to translate them into actionable procurement activity
  • Ability to establish clear priorities and effectively manage multiple demand and time resources

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.


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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.

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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:324750 | Work Area: Finance | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  324750
Posted Date:  May 13, 2022
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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