SAP Procurement Specialist - HR, Services Job in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: 147430

Work Area: Finance

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Career Level: T2

Recruiter Name: August Fisher


SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. SAP America has been voted by employees as TOP 100 Company in United States to work for and recognized by Fortune 100 Best Places to Work. As THE cloud company powered by SAP HANA, SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and industries Run Simple. We empower people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. SAP application and services enable our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously and grow sustainably.


The Procurement Specialist is a mid-level position within the Global Procurement Organization (GPO) supporting the Services/HR Category and can lead to a Senior member of the GPO team. GPO is responsible for the Global Spend supporting approximately 85,000 employees located in 130 countries.

  • The Category supports:

  • Application Consulting/Field Services

  • Education organizations

  • Human Resources

  • Non-Billable for Product and Cross Board areas

  • Key areas include:

  • Customer facing suppliers

  • Product Development/ Testing

  • Management and Financial Consulting

  • Staff Augmentation

  • Health/Benefits

  • Employee welfare


The purchasing specialist applies procurement knowledge to execute a variety of common or moderate projects supporting client’s needs and advancing strategic business goals. He/she takes individual ownership and accountability to deliver value added contributions to the assigned Business Partners.

  • Works independently and proactively to achieve results (within defined guidelines, policies and processes)

  • Evaluates commercial and risk circumstances and can present these issues and make recommendations on resolutions.

  • Interacts with local, regional or global counterparts (internal and external), up to mid-level (internally), to achieve successful results

  • May participate in procurement projects with cross-regional or cross-category focus

Strategy / Market Intelligence

  • Contributes to Category strategy execution

  • Makes proposals for focus areas which can be considered in the strategy

  • Knows and understands the SAP corporate strategy and the strategy of his/her area of procurement

  • Conduct market analysis and track market trends

Sourcing / Negotiating / Contract Management

  • Demonstrates good proficiency for sourcing, analyzing proposals, negotiating, contracting and evaluating suppliers in accordance with best practices for moderate business requirements

  • Uses SAP tools such as Ariba and Fieldglass for bidding and contracting

  • Understands the Business requirements

  • Executes sourcing projects on a local and global level according to established project plans

  • Negotiates new contracts or renegotiates existing contracts

  • Follows the given process and guidelines for contract management


  • 1-3 years relevant experience in purchasing or equivalent (e.g. advanced degree in purchasing or related field)


  • University degree in Business Administration, Engineering or a related field; or equivalent experience

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong organization, negotiation, and communication skills

  • Some knowledge of Facility Management services, processes and tools

  • Some project management skills


  • English, fluent

At SAP, we believe in the power of collaboration and empower our employees to perform at their best in an environment that encourage free and open expression of ideas. Here you work alongside management team members who provide the mentorship to help build your career. It’s no wonder that with innovative job training and some of the sharpest minds from around the world SAP is considered as a top workplace and a company that is consistently recognized as a global top employer and has received 73 Employer awards.


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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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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