SAP CFE Consultant - Ariba Upstream Job in Bangalore, India

Requisition ID: 128306

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Job Summary

The On-Demand Upstream Configuration Leads is responsible for assisting our customers with the design and deployment of their Ariba Upstream solutions. As functional experts, they will help lead the customer in the design, build, testing and deployment of their software solution and associated business processes while providing project planning and management services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deployment responsibilities include assisting customers throughout the various phases of Ariba’s solution deployment.

  • On-Demand Configuration Leads will assist with all aspects of a deployment including (but not limited to): process configuration, documenting current and future process flows and business rule configuration, user interface configuration, external system integration (if required), user and supplier set-up, training and project management.

  • On-Demand Configuration Leads will act as a liaison between the customer and various groups within Ariba such as Technical Support, Sales, Engineering, and Product Management.

  • The On-Demand Configuration Leads is responsible for customer satisfaction during the successful deployment of solutions.

  • The On-Demand Configuration Leads establishes credibility as a conduit for solutions expertise with customers and is seen as an expert by customers (e.g., positive customer feedback).

  • Builds solution, customer, and industry knowledge by leveraging the appropriate resources (internally at Ariba and externally at the client).

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 – 8 years project/customer management experience

  • 2 years of Project Management experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

  • Proven problem solving skills demonstrated through professional experience

  • Medium/Expert level functional knowledge on Sourcing, Contract Management and Supplier Management

  • Medium/Expert level knowledge of ERP systems and Procurement processes

  • Experience travelling to a customer site to facilitate meetings, trainings, workshops, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn, utilize and train customers on systems, features and functionality for relevant products/solutions

  • Willingness and ability to lead and implement process improvements

  • MBA is preferred but not mandatory

  • Willingness to work in Shifts for Global projects

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Advanced Microsoft office (ability to demonstrate and use office features to enhance customer experience)

  • Strong understanding of the procurement life cycle and the value proposition of all upstream solutions

  • CPSM, CPM, PMP preferable though not mandatory

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance to other personnel

  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May supervise the activities of others

  • Preferred technical knowledge but not mandatory ; cXML, HTML, SQL

Shift timings: Work timings will be as per Night shift (6.30 pm IST to 3.30 am)


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