Senior Director of US Government Relations, US National Security and Procurement Policy Job

Employer
SAP SE
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 22, 2019
Closes
Jun 26, 2019
Ref
168393201
Hours
Full Time
SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That's why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures. SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it's the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people's lives., SAP America Inc. (www.sap.com) is a subsidiary of SAP SE, the world's leading provider of business software solutions. SAP SE is the world's third-largest independent software supplier. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is a leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries in every major market. SAP has been in the business of helping businesses grow for thirty years. Our North America headquarters is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. SAP employs more than 20,000 people at over 43 locations throughout the United States. SAP serves 425,000 customers in 26 industries throughout 190 countries. The company employs approximately 96,000 people in more than 75 countries and operates hundreds of facilities around the world. SAP is listed on several stock exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "SAP". Our vision is to help the world run better and improve people's lives. Our mission is to help our customers run at their best. SAP's US Government Relations practice carries out advocacy and relationship building with governments in the markets where we do business. We position SAP as an innovation leader with influential audiences on select, highly relevant topics and we support SAP's business objectives. Our core mission includes public policy, business support, and thought leadership. Senior Director of US Government Relations, US National Security and Procurement Policy Job * Start apply with LinkedIn * * Start apply with Xing * * Apply Now * Please wait Date: Apr 4, 2019 City: Washington DC, DC, US Company: SAP Requisition ID: 210389 Work Area: Communication Expected Travel: 0 - 10% Career Status: Professional Employment Type: Regular Full Time COMPANY DESCRIPTION SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That's why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures. SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it's the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people's lives. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES SAP America Inc. (www.sap.com) is a subsidiary of SAP SE, the world's leading provider of business software solutions. SAP SE is the world's third-largest independent software supplier. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is a leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries in every major market. SAP has been in the business of helping businesses grow for thirty years. Our North America headquarters is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. SAP employs more than 20,000 people at over 43 locations throughout the United States. SAP serves 425,000 customers in 26 industries throughout 190 countries. The company employs approximately 96,000 people in more than 75 countries and operates hundreds of facilities around the world. SAP is listed on several stock exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "SAP". Our vision is to help the world run better and improve people's lives. Our mission is to help our customers run at their best. SAP's US Government Relations practice carries out advocacy and relationship building with governments in the markets where we do business. We position SAP as an innovation leader with influential audiences on select, highly relevant topics and we support SAP's business objectives. Our core mission includes public policy, business support, and thought leadership. EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS BASIC RESPONSIBILITY: The individual SAP seeks must have an in depth understanding of the US legislative and regulatory process including extensive knowledge and substantive public policy expertise on procurement, acquisition, supply chain, defense and national security issues. He/She must have an appreciation and sensitivity to working within the context of an innovative, fast-paced, sales-oriented company. The individual will be required to develop and manage a strategic plan for successfully achieving specific results which are favorable to the interests of SAP. This position will lead US Government Relations policy efforts on procurement, acquisition reform, supply chain and defense issues before Congress and US defense/national security agencies while supporting our public sector business strategy. The Senior Director will work to further SAP's policy efforts before government aligning with internal business units and assisting with political outreach. He/she will develop a strategy to strengthen SAP's position and relationships with Members of Congress and Administration officials. This position will be responsible for implementing outreach and engagement with policymakers in both the House and Senate, both political parties, the Administration, and industry trade associations. Expected activities include lobbying, developing and successfully executing strategies to further SAP's business development within the public services sector, assisting with political outreach, recruiting and managing think tank and third-party groups, and maintaining active relationships with Members of Congress, Administration officials and other public policymakers who are involved in setting US federal government procurement policy. The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of the procedural and parliamentary nuances of the budget and appropriations process. The Senior Director will advocate for SAP's interests before House and Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees; Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He/She will work closely with SAP's senior executive team and US public sector business on an overall strategy for selected policy and procurement issues. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Director of US Government Relations responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Help strengthen SAP America's Washington, D. C. presence by assisting in the development and growth of the company's Government Relations practice. * Brings credibility to the practice as a recognized expert in the government contracting space with contacts among the stakeholders in the Federal government contracting community. *Designs plans for government outreach and thought leadership by providing analysis of emerging or existing legislative public policy issues impacting the company. * Gathers intelligence and assists in the preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and other materials related to government actions. * Develops and implements legislative and regulatory agendas on matters relating to defense agency issues of interest and concern to SAP. *Increases SAP's visibility and presence on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. *Advise SAP America's clients on the impact of public policy, procedures, issues and matters under consideration. * Provide SAP America clients with information, advice, and perspective concerning federal government leadership, policies, and activities. * Assists SAP America's Legal and Compliance organizations in matters pertaining to government contracting and the compliance obligations of SAP America US Government Relations. *Evaluates pending legislation and regulations that may impact SAP in close consultation with the Vice President, US Government Relations to develop recommendations and prepare communications for senior management and the CEO. *Acts as a proactive strategic agent advocating on behalf of the SAP America clients' government relations interests in multiple fora, helping inform and shape industry consensus on legislative messaging and public policy agendas. * Represents SAP America's interests in ongoing face-to-face meetings with the political and career leadership in Washington, advising them directly on specific legislative proposals and decisions that may affect them. * QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Bachelor's degree required, law degree preferred. US public policy expertise/experience required. WORK EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years' experience as a government relations or trade association executive, a Congressional staff member, or as a public servant in a relevant government agency or department. Previous experience and qualifications should include: * A minimum of 10 years' experience in the Federal public sector space that includes Congressional staff work, a public policy-related position within the Administration, or a combination thereof, with substantive experience in the field of Federal procurement. * A thorough understanding of US legislative process, including the roles and decision-making processes of the Executive Agencies, US Senate, and US House of Representatives. * .Strong working knowledge of the budget and appropriations process from both a Congressional and Federal Government perspective. * Refined legal skills, with particular emphasis on government procurement law and contracting/transaction experience in the Federal contracting space, as well as a working knowledge of compliance issues, including Lobbying Disclosure and Ethics and Gifts Rules. * Expertise in the policy areas of procurement, government contracting, acquisition reform, defense, national security, supply chain and IT modernization. * Experience advocating before Congress and/or the Executive Branch on behalf of corporations, trades associations, or other interest group preferred. * First-hand experience with government agencies and the Congressional oversight process. * Established relationships on Capitol Hill as well as with key Executive Branch agencies. * Ability to work across functions with both internal and external stakeholders and partners. * Strong people skills, in particular, the ability to work in and be a part of an action-oriented working environment, to understand and maintain a keen sense of protocol, and to work comfortably and effectively with top level government officials and with the leadership of SAP. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: The successful candidate will have: * Excellent communications skills (written and oral). * The ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts at the highest level of government. * Proven creative problem-solving history, ability to work well collaboratively. * Outstanding leadership and professional presence. * Highly motivated self-starter, results orientated and must enjoy a fast-paced environment. * Team player and willingness to pitch in when necessary. * Strong political skills, including knowledge of political current events and topics preferred. * Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills. * Strong strategic thinking skills. * A consistent record of reliability and the ability to develop new and creative ideas. * An exemplary performance record and a clear reputation for ethical conduct. * Outstanding people skills and a keen sense of protocol and the ability to work comfortably and effectively with top level government officials and with the senior leadership of SAP. * The ability to be a quick study -- someone who can quickly learn the company's issues and the business community's perspective on them. * A proven track record of reliability and ability to operate in pressure situations. * A reputation for impeccable ethical conduct, honesty, loyalty, and collegiality. * Experience successfully advocating for client interests in industry associations, with member leadership in such associations preferred, on matters related to Federal procurement. * An undergraduate degree, with a subject matter relevant graduate degree and/or law degree preferred. WHAT YOU GET FROM US Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you're searching for a company that's dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment - apply now. SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT 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. SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable 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). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor. 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. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor. Additional Locations: Nearest Major Market: Washington DC Job Segment: Manager, ERP, Procurement, Law, Security, Management, Technology, Operations, Legal * Start apply with LinkedIn * * Start apply with Xing * * Apply Now * Please wait The individual SAP seeks must have an in depth understanding of the US legislative and regulatory process including extensive knowledge and substantive public policy expertise on procurement, acquisition, supply chain, defense and national security issues. He/She must have an appreciation and sensitivity to working within the context of an innovative, fast-paced, sales-oriented company. The individual will be required to develop and manage a strategic plan for successfully achieving specific results which are favorable to the interests of SAP., Bachelor's degree required, law degree preferred. US public policy expertise/experience required., The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years' experience as a government relations or trade association executive, a Congressional staff member, or as a public servant in a relevant government agency or department. Previous experience and qualifications should include: * A minimum of 10 years' experience in the Federal public sector space that includes Congressional staff work, a public policy-related position within the Administration, or a combination thereof, with substantive experience in the field of Federal procurement. * A thorough understanding of US legislative process, including the roles and decision-making processes of the Executive Agencies, US Senate, and US House of Representatives. * .Strong working knowledge of the budget and appropriations process from both a Congressional and Federal Government perspective. * Refined legal skills, with particular emphasis on government procurement law and contracting/transaction experience in the Federal contracting space, as well as a working knowledge of compliance issues, including Lobbying Disclosure and Ethics and Gifts Rules. * Expertise in the policy areas of procurement, government contracting, acquisition reform, defense, national security, supply chain and IT modernization. * Experience advocating before Congress and/or the Executive Branch on behalf of corporations, trades associations, or other interest group preferred. * First-hand experience with government agencies and the Congressional oversight process. * Established relationships on Capitol Hill as well as with key Executive Branch agencies. * Ability to work across functions with both internal and external stakeholders and partners. * Strong people skills, in particular, the ability to work in and be a part of an action-oriented working environment, to understand and maintain a keen sense of protocol, and to work comfortably and effectively with top level government officials and with the leadership of SAP., * Excellent communications skills (written and oral). * The ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts at the highest level of government. * Proven creative problem-solving history, ability to work well collaboratively. * Outstanding leadership and professional presence. * Highly motivated self-starter, results orientated and must enjoy a fast-paced environment. * Team player and willingness to pitch in when necessary. * Strong political skills, including knowledge of political current events and topics preferred. * Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills. * Strong strategic thinking skills. * A consistent record of reliability and the ability to develop new and creative ideas. * An exemplary performance record and a clear reputation for ethical conduct. * Outstanding people skills and a keen sense of protocol and the ability to work comfortably and effectively with top level government officials and with the senior leadership of SAP. * The ability to be a quick study -- someone who can quickly learn the company's issues and the business community's perspective on them. * A proven track record of reliability and ability to operate in pressure situations. * A reputation for impeccable ethical conduct, honesty, loyalty, and collegiality. * Experience successfully advocating for client interests in industry associations, with member leadership in such associations preferred, on matters related to Federal procurement. * An undergraduate degree, with a subject matter relevant graduate degree and/or law degree preferred.

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