SAP Network Deployment Lead (Ariba) Job in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: 121168

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Title: Network Deployment Lead

Organization: SMO – Supplier Enablement

Reports To: Kelly Nagy, Senior Manager, Supplier Enablement

Location: Pittsburgh preferred

FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Overview

Ariba, an SAP company, is the global leader in business commerce networks, supporting more than $450 billion dollars in yearly trade between over 1 million connected companies. Ariba is transforming the way the world conducts business and is poised for strong continued growth with its innovation around the commerce graph. Every day, we help companies big and small collaborate with trading partners to manage spend, cut costs, reduce risk, and grow revenue. This collaboration is enabled through the Ariba Network, a cloud-based community where companies find buying, selling, and managing cash to be as easy as using Amazon, eBay, and PayPal; Ariba Exchange, a free online place where business commerce professionals network and share information and best practices, just like friends on Facebook; and the Networked Economy Blog, where we share best practices and thought leadership on procurement and financial management topics with companies across the globe.

Job Description Overview

The Network Deployment Lead will manage multiple Supplier Enablement projects that enable clients to interact with their suppliers through the Ariba Network.

The Network Deployment Lead will independently manage buyer and supplier interactions, ensure teams have appropriate resources and design enablement projects for success.

The Network Deployment Lead focuses on driving projects which create maximum benefit for both buyers and suppliers.

The Network Deployment Lead has demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Builds relationships with external parties such as customers and suppliers at all levels

Has ultimate responsibility for project content and strategy including: Enablement Road Map, On-Boarding Plan, Catalog creation and maintenance, and Contracts creation and maintenance, and data collection

Acts as project manager for cross functional teams consisting of both internal and external stakeholders, including On-Boarding, Catalog, and Contract

Accountable for structuring projects to meet customer goals and objectives

Holds ultimate responsibility for customer satisfaction on assigned projects

Prepares and delivers analyses and presentations for customers to customer expectations, risks, options, project plans, results, etc.

Responsible for understanding key business drivers and managing operational metrics, including cost, quality, cycle-time and customer satisfaction

Ensures that all reports and systems are current

Understands and complies with work instructions, process documents and technology tools

Actively identifies, contributes to and facilitates business impacting continuous improvement efforts using Lean Techniques

Expected to always exceed targeted quality objectives

Acts Self-sufficiently to identify solutions and strategic direction in spite of high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty

Leverages prior Project Management and technical expertise

Capable of quickly developing knowledge in other areas enabling requirements

Demonstrates exceptional problem solving skills and is looked at by the organization as a leader within the role

Experience and proven performance leading people in direct team leadership, customer leadership or project leadership role

Adept at appropriately escalating issues within and across teams

Excellent problem solving aptitude

Able to quickly identify project risks and opportunities early in the project and work with a high degree of autonomy to address them

All other duties as assigned

Preferred Experience

Experience with customer management (internal & external)

Experience preparing and delivering analyses and presentations

Experience with continuous improvement efforts

Experience managing multiple projects at once

Experience in building both internal and external customer/team member relationships

Preferred Knowledge

Database manipulation

CPSM Certification

PMP Certification

Understanding of key operational business metrics

Ariba solution/product knowledge

Basic understanding of Lean methodologies

Understanding Customer/Supplier interface

Electronic commerce background

Knowledge of business financial/treasury practices

Basic Minimum Qualifications

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

5 years of Procurement and/or AP Experience

5 years of Enterprise Business Applications Experience

5 years of Project Management Experience

Must be able to travel up to 20%

Ariba, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category


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