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Senior Procurement Specialist - Professional Services

Job Description

Requisition ID: 242961
Work Area: Finance
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.
SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.
SAP’s Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is in the midst of ongoing transformation that will change the dynamic of how GPO engages with its stakeholders. This transformation is necessary to keep up with the fast changing environment, develop into a digital organization, meet the Board’s ambitious growth plans, and support SAP’s strategy. Global Procurement Senior Specialist responsibilities are fully aligned with SAP’s and GPO’s vision:

Deliver on SAP Vision:
Help the world run better and improve people’s lives

Strive for GPO Vision:
Help SAP buy better and be a Business Value Enabler to the business for all procurement related activities globally
GPO mission is to help our stakeholder run at their best
Support execution of GPO Goals  


The Sourcing Excellence Champions (SEC) Team is responsible for customer success, strategy execution, sourcing, negotiation, contracting activities and supplier management across the globe.  We are seeking a Procurement Specialist (Senior) to join our team in Prague. The ideal candidate will have already demonstrated experience in global procurement and deep knowledge and experience in the area of Professional Services.  
Professional Services – Development Services or Application Consulting & Support Services
The Professional Services include all sourcing activities related to Professional Services, such as Financial & Legal Services, Development Services, Application Consulting & Support Services, HR Services and Customer Facing Services. Development Services encompasses development resources sourced externally, complementing our own development workforce. Such services include e.g. design, best practice, conception, coding, workflow analysis and interaction design, testing, UX/UI and visual design. Application Consulting & Support Services encompasses third party application consulting services with interface to SAP’s customer (customer facing). Such services include third party resources used in a customer implementation of SAP products or industry solutions, product training, custom development, presales and support services.

Execute complex sourcing projects on a local, regional and global level
Prepare the sourcing and contracting based on facts and figures as result of an analysis
Analyze and seek opportunities for improvement
Collaborate with the wider sourcing team to implement and support sourcing strategies that ensure best value for SAP
Pro-actively support market analysis / market screening benchmarking, track market trends and manage supplier performance
Understand supplier capability assessments
Manage supplier portfolios and undertake supplier negotiations through relationship-building to maximize business benefits
Identify opportunities for increased competitive bidding, smarter supplier relationships and more efficient procurement processes
Support or drive the development and execution of RFX’s, manage requirements including pricing negotiations
Negotiate agreements with suppliers and work with SAP requesters to ensure appropriate contract approvals are obtained and documented
Drive all procurement related activities and support other areas of the sourcing team including projects as needed  


University degree preferably in Business Administration, Information Technology, or a related field
Understanding of end to end procurement and sourcing strategies and how to execute a global strategy
Strong customer focus, presentation skills and business acumen are good 
Developed collaboration skills
Open-minded and willing to drive change
Initiate simplicity and challenge complexity
Knowledge of purchasing systems (e.g. Ariba Fieldglass), MS office applications and purchasing processes
Fluent English (spoken, written), other languages are welcome
Ability to work in international teams and virtual environment  


At least 3-5+ years’ experience in procurement preferred indirect procurement environments, ideally in a multinational environment
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and to crystalize business requirements and to translate them into actionable procurement activity
Ability to apply purchasing knowledge to execute sourcing projects
Proven experience leading successful execution and delivery of strategy
Global experience preferred
Ability to establish clear priorities and effectively manage multiple demand and time resources  

What you can expect is professional onboarding, exciting career progression, a diverse work environment providing growth opportunities, learning & development possibilities, and an international business network for you to leverage. Interesting non-work related activities (volunteering, charity, sport events...) This role is based at the ultra-modern Metronom office building directly above the Nove Butovice metro station. The location encompasses SAP's vision for the perfect work-life balance by featuring uniquely decorated relaxation rooms, parents' and kids' room.  
BENEFITS Yearly bonuses, sick days paid and sick leaves fully refunded, flexible start/end of working hours, contributions to the pension/life insurance, meal vouchers, holidays 5 weeks, educational courses, coaching and mentoring opportunities, free massage, cafeteria plan, free fitness studio, generous shares program, etc.
Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
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Information about the vacancy

Job location

Bucharova 2817/11, 158 00  Praha-Stodůlky, Czech Republic

Employment type

Full-time work


Flexible start/end of working hours, holidays 5 weeks, bonuses

Required education


Required languages

English (intermediate)

Posted by

SAP Services, s.r.o.



SAP Services, s.r.o.
Kateřina Čechová

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