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To support SAP’s vision and growth, the Government Affairs group in SAP proactively engages with Governments across the globe to facilitate a continuous interaction and collaboration on policy, regulatory and partnership ecosystems. The Government Affairs is a part of the ‘Marketing and Solutions’ board area of SAP. The group follows a three-pillar approach covering:
Public Policy: Initiate/Support business-friendly policies and legislations, proactively support the mitigation of regulatory impact, and presentation of SAP point of view on various policy developments.
Thought Leadership: SAP visibility & reputation among Government stakeholders, Government partnerships, supporting key initiatives such as Industry 4.0, future of work, emerging technologies, sustainability, CSR etc.
Business Support: Offer strategic advice to sales teams on various Government initiatives and also work with Governments in the need identification for various strategic programs.
The incumbent will report to the Vice President of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific and Japan. The incumbent will have the responsibility of managing the Government Affairs activities for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The position will be based out of New Delhi or any other location as required.The incumbent will be responsible for strategic planning and operations for Government Affairs in India in close alignment to business objectives while maintaining strict budget and ethical compliance.
Continuous, proactive, and strategic engagement on policy issues with central and state Governments in India with the aim of favourable regulatory environment for SAP.
Represent SAP on key consultative groups on policy issues.
Work with IT industry associations, Indian and international chambers on larger IT industry and regulatory issues
Participate in preparation of policy papers, response to policy statements, point of views on key policies including IT, taxation, trade and IPR etc.
Work with internal teams and India business and R&D leadership to proactively plan for compliance to regulatory requirements.
Support the information requirements of regional and global teams on policy and regulatory developments in India.
Create knowledge content on policies based on global experiences and lead thought leadership engagements with stakeholders based on the same.
Internal enablement of business teams on policy developments.
Strategic engagements with central and state Governments on key IT initiatives, programs and projects to ensure proactive coverage to SAP as the trusted technology partner.
Maintain long term relationship with key Government stakeholders.
Participate in program committees as industry representative
Develop and maintain a network within IT and Consulting industry to ensure addressing of common interest areas.
Conceptualize and drive industry-Government partnerships.
Represent SAP on Indian and international platforms as a thought leader. Position SAP thought leadership content through facilitation of participation of SAP teams on thought leadership platforms.
Establish, facilitate, and work on SAP executive connects with senior Government leadership.
Maintain a close working relationship and alignment with internal teams such as marketing, CSR, communications and corporate affairs.
Position SAP priorities around sustainability with the Government.
Maintain strategic relationship with key influencers and Government nodal agencies
Provide strategic insights to sales teams on status and progress of key Government programs and potential business opportunities
Strategic planning with business units, LoBs and internal teams, wherever called for.
15+ years of overall work experience with a minimum of five years in a senior leadership position in the Government Affairs/ Government Relations/ Policy/ Strategic Government engagements/ country digitization roles.
Experience of working with central and state Governments, IT and trade associations and think tanks.
Educational qualifications: A master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Business Administration, or related field.
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders at all levels and diverse objectives.
Strong Industry and Government relationships
We are 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.
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SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.
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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.
Requisition ID:293733 | Work Area: Communication | Expected Travel: 0 – 30% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time |
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