Vice President General Procurement (f/m/d)

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We are seeking an experienced and motivated Vice President General Procurement (f/m/d) to join our Global Procurement Organization (GPO) at SAP. As part of our agile and strategic procurement team, you will play a crucial role in driving innovation, efficiency, and growth across our organization. It will be imperative for this leader (f/m/d) to build optimal collaboration and partnership with all relevant stake holders across the entire ecosystem to meet SAP’s ambitious growth plans and support SAP’s strategy.

Reporting directly to the Chief Procurement Officer, you (f/m/d) will be responsible for leading a team of three Heads of Procurement and their respective teams, and managing a total global spend of EUR 1.6bn. The three Heads of Procurement are responsible for Marketing which includes sub-categories like Advertising & Brand, Events, Market Research, Direct & Digital Marketing and Sponsorships. Real Estate & Facility includes Facility Services, Construction, Real-Estate Services and Utilities. Travel Management encompasses everything required for business travel.


We are looking for an energetic and dynamic self-starter (f(m/d) who can deliver exceptional results. If you bring substantial category experience and excellent business partnering, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and be part of our exciting journey towards becoming a truly agile and strategic procurement organization.




  • Actively contribute to the transformation of GPO into an agile procurement organization
  • Lead and support the execution of GPO's transformation initiatives
  • Develop category strategies for various sub-categories and align them with internal stakeholders and the CPO
  • Drive and monitor the execution of defined strategies in collaboration with stakeholders across SAP
  • Identify opportunities and innovations to deliver value to the business
  • Conduct internal and external research on digital transformation opportunities and best practices
  • Implement new approaches to generate savings and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Support GPO's transformation into a strategic business partner
  • Collaborate closely with Line of Business teams and contribute to their business goals
  • Manage key strategic suppliers and leverage their innovation potential to drive company growth
  • Act as an ambassador for GPO, showcasing SAP Procurement Solutions to other large companies




  • 10+ years of professional experience in a leading position, ideally in a multinational environment
  • 5+ years of procurement management experience, including category management, in a comparable company
  • Experience in developing strategies and executing strategic initiatives with senior-level stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills to develop talents, foster simplicity, and challenge complexity
  • Proficiency in procurement best business practices with a focus on dedicated marketing procurement
  • Excellent commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • Robust experience in legal and contract negotiation
  • University degree, preferably in Business Administration or a related field
  • Fluent in English language skills is mandatory


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Requisition ID: 383876  | Work Area: Finance  | Expected Travel: 0 - 20%  | Career Status: Management  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: Germany or North America or Czech Republic


Requisition ID:  383876
Posted Date:  Nov 13, 2023
Work Area:  Finance
Career Status:  Management
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 20%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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