Intern – Value Advisory (Procurement & Supply Chain)


‘s-Hertogenbosch (5232 BE) – Netherlands
Main Industry:
Search Purchasing & Supply Chain Jobs
Other Industries & Skills: 
Education & Training, Human Resources
Job ID:
Posted On: 
21 February 2024

We help the world run better

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from.Apply now! 


What we do

The SAP Customer Success teams set sales, customers and partners up for success. As part of the EMEA North sales organization, the Value Advisory teams provide strategic advisory in procurement and supply chain to support customer co-innovation, business transformation, and business process performance improvement programs. They lead client engagements to assess strategic goals, innovation scenarios, key opportunities for improvement, and other sources of additional economic value in the area of digital procurement, supply chain and performance management. They conduct strategic account planning sessions with clients, facilitate client workshops, and lead value-based engagements. They partner with field sales teams to identify revenue opportunities, create account strategies, and execute on sales leads. They develop strategies and develop scaled-up initiatives to increase SAP’s leadership position in digital procurement. 
In close collaboration with Pre-Sales, Market Development, Marketing and Sales, we develop and own the value proposition for all SAP Spend Management solutions. Since our growth is mainly fueled by hugely growing cloud business, especially in the procurement and supply chain area, there is a very strong demand for Value Advisory services.

Key responsibilities and tasks

The Value Advisory Associate works with and for the Value Advisory team at SAP in the Netherlands helping them to engage with SAP Procurement and Industry Sales teams and with customers. He / she will receive specific assignments from Value Advisors who will guide the Associate and supervise his / her work. The duties of the Associate include (but are not limited to):

-The assistance of workshops and customer presentations
-Analyze/ Research our customers vision, strategy and goals through desk research and support the organization in translating/mapping them into capabilities
-Understand and apply value-selling methods, benchmarking, and tools to deliver comprehensive value propositions and business content with clear ROI/TCO for customers
-The development of Value Advisory content for sales teams
-Assisting with the development of industry analysis and benchmarking reports
-Liaise with the SAP ecosystem to drive select demand generation activities
-Drive innovation in existing deliverables to increase effectiveness
-Responsible for analyzing market potential and the SAP position in this market
-Collect best practices from other countries and specific learnings for the Dutch market.
-Bring fresh, creative thinking to demand generation efforts, recommend improvements in current engagement processes and operations

Through this role you will

-Engage with SAP customers across all industries within NL
-Support demand generation activities through rigorous research and analysis of markets, industries, and specific accounts
-Utilize your problem-solving skills to solve real business challenges for multinational and regional customers
-Actively participate in demand generation and sales strategic planning meetings, taking ownership of follow-up actions and deliverables
-Have the opportunity to shape your experience based on your interests and skills
-Develop an understanding of the role of SAP technology in enabling future business strategies
-Leverage your creative skills and talent in a business environment
-Develop analytical skills, mastering techniques such as facilitation, issue identification and cost-benefit calculation
-Bring the pyramid principle in reality developing clear, structured and high-quality deliverables 
-Deliver crisp presentations to small and large audiences and deal elegantly with objections.

We want you to bring your passion, drive, knowledge, and skills to helping us realize our vision.


Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies

-Active student status. Currently studying a bachelor’s or 

master’s degree or an MBA at a Business School with a background in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economy or similar field
-Fluency in spoken and written English, Dutch is nice to have
-Experience working in a transformational business environment and a good understanding of business processes
-Business acumen to understand financial reports and build business cases
-Good understanding of digital transformation and innovation
-Excellent design, presentation and communication skills  
-Analytics capabilities/ analysis of corporate reports (strategy, balance sheet, annual report) with attention to detail and accuracy
-Knowledge of IT processes, software (mainly Microsoft office)  
-Procurement & Supply Chain knowledge is a plus 
-Knowledge or experience of SAP products / services is a plus 
-Ability to manage and prioritize own workload in context of multiple deliverables with overlapping timelines
-Teamwork & Collaboration experience, an open mind, result-oriented, integrity and humor 
-Inquisitive and unafraid to ask questions, but also suggest ideas and recommend solutions
-Ability to proactively seek out resources and information in a complex organization
-Creativity (Using the latest online tools to show up different) 


We build breakthroughs together

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility 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: Careerssap
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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID: 377058  | Work Area: Sales Support  | Expected Travel: 0 – 10%  | Career Status: Student  | Employment Type: Intern   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

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