18 days old

Lead Senior Legal Counsel Export Control Job

Washington, DC 20004

Requisition ID: 236987
Work Area: Legal
Location: Washington D.C.
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
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. Thats 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 its the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve peoples lives.



  • SAP Export Control is a central function that is responsible for ensuring SAPs compliance with applicable export and import laws and regulations and trade sanctions. It defines SAPs export control and trade compliance policy, advises the company on legal requirements and best practices, and monitors SAPs deliveries on premise and in the Cloud.
  • SAP Export Control further supports the company in analyzing and meeting export control related market requirements and in dealing with customers, partners, authorities and policy makers worldwide.
  • SAP Export Control includes an operations team that is responsible for ensuring compliance through appropriate export control compliance processes and policies and a legal team which supports the operations team and other functions at SAP with legal advice and with the implementation of new or changing regulatory requirements.
  • SAP Export Control is based at SAPs headquarters in Germany, with employees in Germany, India, Russia and the United States of America. It closely interacts with SAP Logistic Services and other global and local functions in the areas of legal and compliance, government relations, security, product development and operations.



  • Acting as primary legal advisor for all activities relating to the export and import of goods and services by SAP worldwide;
  • Interpreting and explaining export related compliance/licensing requirements and regulations, and for assisting in resolving issues;
  • Providing guidance and clarifications and suggest alternative courses of action;
  • Defining SAPs export control operations policies and standards;
  • Developing and implementing export and import authorization strategies;
  • Preparing and submitting authorizations requests in accordance with regulatory requirements and business objectives, including the necessary correspondences;
  • Working closely with other members of the SAP Export Control Team, regional legal teams, local commercial teams and other functions at SAP, as required to ensure compliance applicable law and business requirements.
  • Providing training to the SAP Export Control Team and other business areas within SAP.
  • Promoting knowledge creation and sharing




Required skills

  • Graduation from accredited law school;
  • Expert working knowledge of US export control and trade compliance laws and regulations. Knowledge of EU export control and trade compliance laws and regulations is an advantage;
  • Technical knowledge relating to IT technology, products and services sufficient to review to identify potential export control compliance issues;
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to translate information and needs into quantifiable action plans;
  • Ability to interact and function effectively with all levels of the organization, including also interacting with senior management;
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Assertive and convincing personality, high level of commitment and flexibility;
  • Good team-working skills;
  • Ability to work in an international environment.



Minimum 5 years of work experience in the area of export controls, either in the export control department or in the legal department of an international company, in a law firm or consulting company specialized in export control and trade compliance, or equivalent.










The position can be filled as part time position.


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, sensory 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 contact us at
Careers@sap.com. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Locations:

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: ERP, Consulting, Product Development, Law, SAP, Technology, Research, Legal


Posted: 2020-02-07 Expires: 2020-03-08

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