SAP Senior Procurement Specialist / Procurement Expert - Category Services & HR Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 186191

Work Area: Finance

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The ServicesS & HR Category Team is part of the Global Procurement Organization.

The Services & HR Category Team provides excellent business partnering to our internal and external stakeholders. The team covers holistically strategic, tactical and operational activities. The team acts as the process and policy owner.

To further strengthen our support for the business, we want to enhance our team with a Senior Procurement Specialist / Procurement Expert.

It is our objective to build up a dedicated expert and provide first class business partnering to our stakeholders.


  • Creating and driving LoB specific purchasing strategies including market intelligence, strategic planning (spend management, demand forecast, saving opportunities), supplier strategies to ensure business and volume readiness.

  • Focus on business partnering for internal key customers and supplier life cycle management for key suppliers.

  • Responsible for procurement and sourcing of services in compliance with all relevant business conduct guidelines and procurement processes.

  • Provide guidance to stakeholders on procurement policies, procedures and processes.


  • University degree or the equivalent

  • Excellent analytical and strong problem-solving skills

  • Comfort with working in both a team and independently showing significant own initiative

  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office products (especially Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Fluency in German and English


5 years’ experience in purchasing, develop and execute sourcing strategies, RFX execution, manage complex requirements including pricing negotiations and redlining legal contract terms and conditions.


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