Legal Job Opening: Lead Senior Legal Counsel at SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!


The successful candidate will be expected to take ownership in managing a dynamic landscape, with support and guidance from Regional and Global OEC Leadership. Her/his key responsibilities will be:

Provide compliance advice on Compliance matters relating to SAP’s Indian  entity(s)  and ensure compliance principles are adhered to in Management decision-making, so that SAP acts in accordance with best-in-class compliance standards;

Develop internal controls and processes to mitigate compliance risk

Develop and administer policies and training on compliance topics including avoidance of bribery and corruption, competition law concerns,  handling confidentiality and conflicts of interest, doing business with government customers, fraud in the contracting process, general fraud, etc.

Manage investigations as needed and interact with HR and Legal regarding consequence management.

Directly support the legal compliance aspects of managing third party relationships

Review and analyze donation, sponsorship, membership requests.

Review and analyze hospitality and business event invitations and new local events.

Review and analyze Due Diligence for Partners

Handle translations and localizations of CoBC, trainings and other policies as needed.

Conduct trainings.

Interact with employees, including senior leaders, to clarify questions regarding SAP Policies.

Assist with Compliance Risk Assessments and implementation of mitigation plans.

Manage adoption and localization of global projects

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

Effectively channel inquiries and complaints; provide clarification & advice; assist in effective response mechanism. Expert level grasp on complaint reporting mechanisms and how to handle them.

Proper administration of SAP Code of Business Conduct and ensuring single point of contact for issues relating to the Code.

Assist in operating the Regulatory and Compliance risk assessment module and follow up on risk mitigation processes

Monitor compliance trends in India, including compliance initiatives, industry compliance failures and other internal and external Compliance trends to provide insight for leadership knowledge forums, newsletters and employee groups

Track and report compliance issues to  OEC management on a periodic basis

The position works on company policies and procedural change.  It liaises with multiple areas to align compliance policies. The position enjoys excellent exposure within the business on a national as well as worldwide scale.

The position reports to the VP, Regional Compliance Officer for APJ , and enjoys excellent exposure within the business.

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