(Senior) Category Buyer for Technical Services


Prague 5 (158 00) – Czech Republic
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10 April 2024

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SAP´s Global Procurement Organization (GPO) is continuously transforming and evolves into an agile & strategic procurement organization. An 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, SAP´s Global Procurement Organization is looking for new team members to support its transformation. 


The Product & Technology Services Category Team is part of the Global Procurement Organization and provides excellent business partnering to our internal and external stakeholders. The category is responsible for the definition and execution of global procurement strategies and the respective governance model in close collaboration with the different SAP board areas and drives effective stakeholder- and supplier management across the globe. In this regard the category is overall accountable for all sourcing activities related to Technical Services, such as Application Consulting, Application Development, Application Maintenance, and IT Infrastructure Services, both for SAP’s internal demand as well as for customer facing projects.

We are seeking a Category Buyer with an extensive Procurement background and with strong focus on internal business partnerships and excellent supplier management. The successful candidate will bring substantial experience in the area of service procurement and must be an innovative, energetic and a dynamic self-starter, who is able to deliver exceptional results.

The Category Buyer for Product & Technology Services reports to the Global Category Head and will support the Category Managers and the implementation of the category strategy. Besides procurement-related tasks she / he will be responsible for Stakeholder Management including Demand Management and act as procurement leader & trusted business partner for all LoB representatives. This includes the monitoring of market trends and continuous alignment on business requirements to ensure, that the procurement strategy fits SAP’s demands.

An integral part of the job will be the coordination and execution of key strategic sourcing initiatives as well as professional supplier relationship management. 


-Act as consultant and trusted business value enabler for key stakeholders. 
-Understand and determine business requirements. 
-Conduct strategic planning (demand & spend management). 
-Responsible for supplier management and sourcing strategies as well as strategic sourcing events.
-Seek continuously opportunities for improvements, innovations, and savings.
-Perform market analyses / benchmarking and explore market capabilities to gain market intelligence. 
-Focus on business needs / values and relationship management of internal and external key stakeholders according to stakeholder matrix. 

-University degree preferably in Business Administration or a related field. 
-Understanding of end-to-end procurement and sourcing strategies.
-Open-minded and willing to drive change.
-Knowledge of purchasing systems (e.g. SAP Ariba and/or SAP Fieldglass), MS office applications and purchasing processes. 
-Fluent English (spoken, written).
-Ability to work in international teams and virtual environment.
-Solid stakeholder- and supplier management and excellent communication and negotiation skills, strategic thinking. 

-3+ years’ experience in progressive procurement and category management experience 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. 
-Experience working in a fast-paced complex environment, ideally from a Services Technologies background.
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.


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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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: Careerssap
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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: 392486  | Work Area: Finance  | Expected Travel: 0 – 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

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