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Sven Wolf

Chief Operating Officer for SAP’s Global Procurement Organization  

Sven's story

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Being part of a global organization, I have not only had many opportunities to grow my career, but whilst also experiencing living and working in different countries and this has been an exciting part of my SAP journey for me and my family.

Sven Wolf

Sven Wolf is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for SAP’s Global Procurement Organization(GPO). Sven’s SAP career spans 18 years and different countries.

I am homegrown SAP! I started in 2002 as part of a program in collaboration with the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim and then held an internship in New York at SAP’s Global Marketing Organization. In 2005 I began my first full-time role, as a Controller for the CEO and CFO board areas with a special focus on Purchasing Controlling. In 2013 I began my management career, as the Finance Director for SAP Japan and then as Chief Controlling Officer for Board Area CEO. After I was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Italy and Greece. I am now in a COO role for our Global Procurement Organization. This role means I am responsible for ensuring seamless and compliant purchasing processes and making sure we in Global Purchasing provide the utmost value to all SAP Lines of Business through our excellent purchasing expertise. At the same time, I am constantly working to provide utmost transparency to our Executives about all kind of purchasing relevant steering KPIs and showcase the power of our SAP products Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur.

Being part of a global organization, I have not only had many opportunities to grow my career, but whilst also experiencing living and working in different countries and this has been an exciting part of my SAP journey for me and my family.

What I really love about the Global Procurement Organization is the atmosphere on our team. We truly are international, and we embrace the differences that this brings. At the same time, we have a “get the job done” attitude and people support each other as a real team. Of course, we work on serious topics – it’s finance - but having fun while working is also very
important in our team!

Success to me means creating a positive impact. At the end of the day you should leave footprints and give back what you have earned from others over the course of your professional and private life.

Fun fact: While backpacking in India a long time ago, I acted in a Bollywood movie. No, I was not dancing or singing!

Being part of a global organization, I have not only had many opportunities to grow my career, but whilst also experiencing living and working in different countries and this has been an exciting part of my SAP journey for me and my family.

Sven Wolf

Sven Wolf is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for SAP’s Global Procurement Organization(GPO). Sven’s SAP career spans 18 years and different countries.

I am homegrown SAP! I started in 2002 as part of a program in collaboration with the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim and then held an internship in New York at SAP’s Global Marketing Organization. In 2005 I began my first full-time role, as a Controller for the CEO and CFO board areas with a special focus on Purchasing Controlling. In 2013 I began my management career, as the Finance Director for SAP Japan and then as Chief Controlling Officer for Board Area CEO. After I was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Italy and Greece. I am now in a COO role for our Global Procurement Organization. This role means I am responsible for ensuring seamless and compliant purchasing processes and making sure we in Global Purchasing provide the utmost value to all SAP Lines of Business through our excellent purchasing expertise. At the same time, I am constantly working to provide utmost transparency to our Executives about all kind of purchasing relevant steering KPIs and showcase the power of our SAP products Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur.

Being part of a global organization, I have not only had many opportunities to grow my career, but whilst also experiencing living and working in different countries and this has been an exciting part of my SAP journey for me and my family.

What I really love about the Global Procurement Organization is the atmosphere on our team. We truly are international, and we embrace the differences that this brings. At the same time, we have a “get the job done” attitude and people support each other as a real team. Of course, we work on serious topics – it’s finance - but having fun while working is also very
important in our team!

Success to me means creating a positive impact. At the end of the day you should leave footprints and give back what you have earned from others over the course of your professional and private life.

Fun fact: While backpacking in India a long time ago, I acted in a Bollywood movie. No, I was not dancing or singing!

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