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Category Manager for Software

SAP

SAP

Prague 5, Czechia
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Bring out your best

SAP innovations help more than four hundred thousand 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 two hundred million users and more than one hundred thousand 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, you can bring out your best.


PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The SAP Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is continuously transforming and evolving into an agile and strategic procurement organization. Optimal collaboration and partnership with all relevant stakeholders as part of the entire ecosystem will be imperative to meet SAP’s ambitious growth plans and support SAP’s strategy. In this regard, GPO is looking for new team members to support its transformation. We are looking for a Category Manager for the Software Category Team.

WHAT WILL YOU DO

  • Your category includes the procurement of different types of Software (client, server, network, security, infrastructure, cloud / SaaS and others).
  • You will act as central point of contact for all software purchases for internal use and lead high volume negotiations.
  • You will lead and coordinate the category buyer team from an technical perspective and be responsible for the category management (including Reporting, Savings etc.).
  • You will create and execute the strategy for SAP’s Software Procurement.
  • You will further be responsible for supplier management and sourcing strategies as well as strategic sourcing events in close alignment with the Stakeholders, the category buyer team and the Head of Procurement for Software and Telecom.
  • You will look for opportunities for improvements, innovations, and savings and perform market analysis and benchmarking to gain market intelligence.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • We are looking for highly motivated people with solid stakeholder management and negotiation skills who can establish clear priorities and manage multiple demands 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 and a talent to coordinate a team.
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic procurement within a multinational business, with a background in software or security and with understanding of common license metrics is part of your skillset already. This experience will include the ability to collaborate and crystalize business requirements and to translate them into actionable procurement activity.
  • Experience with high volume negotiations in lead positions (10m€+)
  • Fluency in English (German or any other language is a plus).


MEET YOUR TEAM

The Software Team is part of the Global Procurement Organization. It 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 Head of Procurement for Software and Telecom as well as the other members of the Software category team located in Prague. You can expect a highly motivated, young and dynamic team with focus on collaboration and continuous improvement.

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.

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Bring out your best

SAP innovations help more than four hundred thousand 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 two hundred million users and more than one hundred thousand 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, you can bring out your best.

We win with inclusion

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: Careers@sap.com
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

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: 395051 | Work Area: Finance | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.


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