SAP Procurement Specialist Job in Bellevue, Washington

Requisition ID: 125646

Work Area: Finance

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


General / E2E View

  • The Procurement Specialist works on purchasing projects of moderate to diverse complexity and scope.

  • Applies procurement knowledge to execute a variety of common or moderate projects supporting client’s needs, strategic business goal of the function and financial objectives

  • Works independently within given area of responsibility (within defined guidelines, policies and processes)

  • Evaluates circumstances and is able to discuss issues and makes recommendations; gets advice in order to make decisions

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

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

Strategy / Market Intelligence

  • Contributes to strategy execution

  • Makes proposals for topics to 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 capacity for sourcing, analyzing proposals, negotiating, contracting and evaluating suppliers in accordance with best practices for moderate business requirements

  • Uses the given processes and tools for bidding and contracting

  • Understands the LoB 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


Stakeholder Management / Supplier Management

  • Works closely with GPO and GFA colleagues and LoB teams of his/her area for procurement

  • Is aware of the LoBs demands and considers them on a regular basis

  • Provide customer feedback to the team or manager

  • Maintains the relationship with internal customers and suppliers

  • Works with existing supplier on getting the best value for specific procurement demand

  • Selects appropriate suppliers from existing supplier base

  • Manages preferred supplier lists for his/her area


  • Consolidates fact & figures and understands reporting for the respective area of work


  • Builds and maintains an internal and external network to seek for knowledge and experience

Compliance / Risk management

  • Ensures compliance with the SAP Global Purchasing Policy and all other specific policies

  • Maintains all necessary documents to ensure transparency and audit compliance.

  • Reduces risks by following the given procedures and guidelines, informs about potential risks

Value generating / Innovation / Improvements

  • Contributes to savings targets within assigned purchasing projects and adds value by ensuring quality and efficiency

  • Supports in implementing process improvements

  • Ability to come up with and share new ideas


  • Contributes to procurement projects and participates in procurement cross functional initiatives with moderate level of complexity

  • Provides regular updates to manager or project manager on project status


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

  • Fluent in English


  • University degree preferably in Business Administration, engineering or a related field

  • Knowledge of purchasing systems desirable.


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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