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HRBP Expert, US Development Job

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HRBP Expert, US Development Job

HRBP Expert, US Development Job

Date: May 23, 2018

City: Palo Alto, CA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 181868
Work Area: Human Resources
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular 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.

HRBP Expert, US Development

The HRBP is a strategic partner to the respective Development client groups in the Americas, and reports to the HR Business Partner Lead, US Development.  This role will provide HR consulting, support and services in alignment with SAP People & Organization Strategies.  The HRBP will partner with Global senior leaders in the region to develop and drive the People Strategy by leveraging a community of COEs and HRBPs to efficiently deliver and scale solutions as One Team.

The HRBP will focus on simplification, standardization and consumer satisfaction for a best in class consumer experience through disruptive thinking, empathy, continuously challenging status quo to nurture a culture of innovation.


You’re here to make a difference and change the world for the better, working day and night to help shape a successful business that’s also a force for good. A business with purpose. One that creates opportunities for livelihoods, not merely employment. One that builds families, communities, and entire economies, not just products and services.

In this role you will consult, align, coach and drive the people strategy with global senior leaders within SAP Development organization – while providing continual consultation to the senior leadership team on leadership, management, organization and 2018 people priorities.  As a trusted advisor you will collaborate with the Business, Finance, Operations and the Global HR Service Delivery / Recruiting / Centers of Excellence orgs in order to execute against both the Business Strategy and the People Strategy – leveraging SAP’s One Team of HR programs and specialists to bring best-in-class consumer experience to bear on assigned client LOBs.  

HRBP OF THE FUTURE (Starts Today!):

  1. HR Strategist: Help shape the future by partnering with client leaders to answer the question:  Where are we going?
  2. Execution-oriented Business Transformation Consultant: Will make things happen.  HRBP Executors will translate strategy into action. They improve attraction, development, retention and engagement offerings to help their clients do the same. They focus on getting things done.
  3. Team & Organizational Development expert: Who are the right people for client’s organization? Leaders that optimize today’s talent are referred to as talent managers. They understand what skills are required to carry out their mission, and they know how to attract the right talent to their organization.
  4. Workforce Planning & Insights Leader: Who stays and sustains the next generation? This HRBP must partner with leaders to become human capital developers. They will ensure long-term leadership development and focus on assuring the growth and progress of their organization. They can spot future talent and understand how to develop those who possess it.
  5. Invest in Yourself: HRBPs are learners and learn from their successes and from failures, they read books, participate in SAP Learning offerings and learn from life itself. Effective HRBPs inspire loyalty and goodwill in their clients because they themselves act with integrity and trust. They are decisive and have a passion for making bold and courageous moves.


  • Provides strategic HR consulting, support and services to SAP Development US teams in alignment with SAP’s business strategy and their People & Organization Strategy.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor on all strategic people and organizational related topics, with a strong focus on Talent, Organization Development & Effectiveness, Business Transformation as well as Leadership and People Sustainability.
  • Provides thought-leadership, acts as culture change steward and contributes to enhancement of talent management and leadership capabilities.
  • Handles sensitive matters, in addition to acting as a coach/counsel to employees and managers in highly confidential or complex situations.
  • Champions our 2018 HR Run Simple model and our SuccessMaps Cloud solution for sustainable client adoption, development and growth.


  • HR Bachelor’s degree or related diploma/certificate
  • 8 plus years of HRBP experience in a high-growth, fast-paced, and changing environment – ideally in high tech
  • Outstanding service orientation; sense of urgency; high-level of personal integrity
  • Ability to work well under pressure, deal with ambiguity and highly adaptable.
  • Ability to work in highly complex structures and environments as well with high flexibility, being able to work in a virtual and global environment.
  • Ability to work independently, but a strong effective team player; commitment to results; solutions oriented; superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Analytical, define, track and act on HR KPIs and success factors, ability to tell a story and link to strategy
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategy to execution, coaching, conflict resolution, influencing, relationship and team building
  • Superior communication and influencing skills with an ability to build trust & credibility.


  • San Francisco Bay Area, or Newtown Square highly preferred

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.

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: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). 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: Virtual - USA


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