Leadership at SAP: Building success through motivation, engagement, and trust

At SAP, we take leadership very seriously. Executive leaders who motivate, cut through complexity, foster innovation, and inspire their teams are integral to our success. We don’t focus solely on what you achieve, but also on the level of engagement and trust you build in your team. Here’s what we expect our leaders to do:

  • Drive Simplicity: Cut through complexity and solve the challenges our employees and customers face
  • Develop Amazing Talent: Help develop the future leaders of the company
  • Ensure customer success: Put our customers’ needs first and do what it takes for them to be successful

What Makes a Successful Leader at SAP?

There are many components that make a leader successful and we follow a pay-for-performance culture to reward success. At SAP, we do not solely focus on what you achieve but also how you achieve success. Success is more than your business performance – we also measure your success by the engagement of your teams and their trust in you as a leader.

Do You Have What it Takes to Lead at SAP?

Leaders who motivate, cut through complexity, foster innovation, and inspire and develop a team, are integral to our success. Do you have what it takes to lead in our global organization?


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SAP is the world leader in enterprise software. We have more than 250,000 customers in more than 180 countries. Our vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives – by empowering every customer to become a best-run business.

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Support & Development

With over 65,000 people worldwide, SAP is a place where leaders come to be developed. We focus on creating an environment that enables success for our employees and their careers. This is why we’re one of the world’s top-rated employers.

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Leadership Competencies

SAP’s Leadership Competencies give our execs a clear path toward creating an amazing growth company. Our leaders should constantly strive to build trust, execute for success, champion our core strategies, and drive customer-focused innovation.