SAP Senior Compliance Operations Specialist Job in Toronto, Canada

Requisition ID: 127829

Work Area: Administration

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The Legal Compliance & Integrity Office (LCIO) is a part of the Global Finance & Administration Board area, and reports to both SAP SE’s Global CFO and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board. Our mission is to advance SAP’s business goals by promoting a culture of integrity, and by mitigating a defined set of legal risks. The LCIO is responsible for various SAP compliance initiatives, including oversight and support of the SAP Code of Business Conduct, employee compliance training and communications, and the global governance document framework. We also monitor and enforce compliance. Our focus includes compliance with the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), UK Bribery Act, and other global anti-corruption and bribery laws, anti-competition compliance (in tandem with field legal), intellectual property compliance and export controls regulations.


The Compliance Operations Senior Specialist will predominantly be focused on tasks related to supporting and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the LCIO’s operations. Project management experience is of paramount importance as the successful candidate will help drive automation and standardization of compliance tools, processes, and documentation. The successful candidate will lead automation of LCIO relevant processes, with a focus on simplicity for our interaction with SAP employees and our third-party partners.

This Operations role will expose the Senior Specialist to the different components of SAP’s compliance management system, from our primary focus on guidance and support activities to prevent compliance concerns from arising, all the way through to the less than desirable, but critical need of responding to alleged violations.

His or her key responsibilities will be:

  • Leading and supporting compliance automation and efficiency projects

  • Support current LCIO tools and systems and related operational deadline enforcement with the LCIO team

  • Supporting and delivering compliance communications and trainings, both within the LCIO, and to SAP employees at large

  • Designing and managing knowledge management repositories within the LCIO team

  • Managing the annual SAP Code of Business Conduct certification cycle

  • Support compliance queries and coordinate responses with the balance of the LCIO team members

  • Working independently and in teams on topics, while setting priorities, having sole and joint responsibility

  • Providing regular project status and updates

  • Supporting compliance investigations related to the Canadian market unit

  • Monitor changes to legal and regulatory guidelines applicable to the company and proactively develop solutions

He or she will work on process changes and liaise with multiple areas across all Board areas to align compliance Policies. The position reports to the Head of Compliance Operations.


  • Fluent business English

  • Bachelor Degree in business, finance or equivalent work experience

  • Accredited accountant, auditor, lawyer, or other compliance professional highly desirable

  • Hands-on with extreme attention to detail and written documentation

  • Ability to do in-depth research and to interpret written guidelines and documents

  • Proactive, dynamic and result driven individual

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex issues

  • Demonstrated ability to manage senior leadership in dynamic environments

  • Demonstrated ability to work with international, virtual teams with sensitivity to cultural differences


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, especially legal or audit experience in a compliance, organization governance, risk management or audit type role

  • Project Management and operational oversight experience are both required

  • Experience designing and/or documenting business processes and analyzing related gaps

  • Experience in the areas of detection and prevention of fraud or corruption desirable

  • Exposure to indirect sales model oversight and review is desirable


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