SAP Procurement Senior Specialist- Server & Storage Infrastructure for Global Category IT Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany
Requisition ID: 131352
Work Area: Finance
Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
SAP’s Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is a matrix organization using a Category Procurement and Regional Procurement for LATAM which is built on a foundation of strong procurement and a shared service center concept.
Within GPO’s Category Procurement, the Category Procurement IT team is accountable for the definition and execution of global category strategies in close collaboration with the business owners (Line of Business), Global Legal, Global Controlling, etc.
We are seeking a Procurement Senior Specialist with a good background in global IT Hardware and Managed Services infrastructure procurement.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Solid understanding of specific IT Server & Storage (cloud) infrastructure and Managed Service requirements of key-stakeholder from a commercial and technical perspective of global companies
Collaborate with the wider sourcing teams to guide and implement sourcing strategies that ensure best value for SAP
Develop a strong relationship with (internal) customers and external suppliers
Control pro-actively market analysis / market screenings benchmarking, track market trends and manage supplier performance
Perform supplier capability assessments
Being a professional business partner to your Line of Business, ensuring that advise and plans are considered
Initiate and lead procurement related RPFs, projects and activities. Support cross category initiatives
Execute self-reliant sourcing activities, negotiations, establish global contracts and manage supplier relationships for assigned projects and suppliers
Define requirements and lead the process of identifying, qualifying, and selecting the respective suppliers
Ensure and support compliance to the SAP Global Purchasing Policy and maintains all necessary documents to ensure transparency and proof audit compliance
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
University degree preferably in Master of Science, Information Technology, IT Engineering or a related field
Essential understanding of international business law
Solid Project Management skills
Good Analytical skills and supportive attitude
Flexibility and readiness of mind and sense of responsibility
Skills to establish clear priorities and effectively manage multiple demand and time resources
Very good communication and presentation skills
Requires good balance of assertiveness, tact and diplomacy
Underlying knowledge of purchasing systems (e.g. Ariba), MS office applications and purchasing processes
Fluent English and German language (spoken, written), other languages are welcome
Vital ability to work in international teams and virtual environment
Interest to support cross functional projects
At least 5 years’ experience in strategic and tactical procurement within the IT infrastructure, in a multinational environment
Support business requirements and translate them into actionable procurement activity
Solid purchasing knowledge to execute global sourcing projects
Good Server & Storage Infrastructure related knowledge is required
Experience in execution and delivery of strategy
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