SAP Supply Chain Buyer Integrator (SAP Ariba) Job in Alpharetta, Georgia
Requisition ID: 186582
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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Supply Chain Buyer Integrator
Location: SAP Ariba offices in Alpharetta, GA, Palo Alto, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Plano, TX, or US or Canada-based home office.
Reports to: James Gonzalski
SAP Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time, from any application or device to buy, sell, and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.
- Why join our Team?
Do you want to help revolutionize the way collaboration occurs within supply chains? Do you want to build bridges between buyers and suppliers? We are a team driven to lead our customers through initiatives to automate their buying and selling processes and drive collaborative commerce. We aim to build strong relationships between trading partners and help them run smart and run simple.
Are you excited about bringing your “start-up mentality” to a team under the stable umbrella of SAP? Do you see defining and shaping a growing team as a challenge to put your energy behind? Are you excited when your voice and your experience are integral to crafting new ideas and shaking up old ones? You’ll learn and grow continuously as we strive to develop ourselves and perfect how we deliver SAP Ariba solutions! Your thumbprint will be on our cloud applications and how we deliver them.
Does the prospect of acquiring expertise in leading-edge technologies speak to you? The technologies that our team works most closely with, SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) and the SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG), are some of the most recent additions to SAP Ariba’s portfolio; they are generating significant buzz among SAP’s customer base. SAP Ariba SCC at https://www.ariba.com/solutions/solutions-overview/supply-chain/supply-chain-collaboration provides the missing link in the quest to drive an efficient supply chain. As a unified, cohesive solution it allows effective collaboration by providing actionable intelligence, extensive supply chain visibility, and automated interactions between trading partners.
- What will you do?
The principal responsibility of a Supply Chain Buyer Integrator (SCBI) is to support the implementation of SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration by SAP Ariba’s “buyer” customers. More specifically, you would provide consultative guidance regarding the technical components of the Ariba Network connectivity solutions.
Your work will be project-based. The projects are generally termed engagements from when a customer is initially “kicking off” their deployment of SAP Ariba SCC and the solution’s transactional “go-live”. The project lifecycle follows the SAP Activate adoption framework with phases consisting of Prepare, Explore, Realize, and Deploy. You will support multiple buyer customers concurrently. Each project is unique, but you will find the common threads between your different assignments and use your experience to better deliver SAP Ariba SCC integration on future assignments.
You will be a crucial player in the collection of customer requirements, the crafting of a system design to meet those requirements, the roll-out of that design into new software solutions and system enhancements, the challenging of the new system through a testing phase, and the readying of the new system for productive use. While the new system is being tested, you are responsible for investigating issues and overseeing their resolution.
You will be an SCC product expert and as such you will bridge customer requirements and SCC core product functionality. Your knowledge of the Ariba Network’s requirements and cXML (the Ariba Network’s electronic business document format) specifications will enable you to reconcile customer requirements with product capabilities.
You will provide your customers expertise on Ariba Network integration options which include SAP Ariba-created integration tools like the Cloud Integration Gateway, as well as customer or third party-built solutions. Furthermore, customers will consult you regarding functional configuration changes or customizations/extensions to systems in their existing landscape so that those systems can integrate with SAP Ariba SCC in a manner to most effectively meet their business objectives.
In assisting in the development of Supply Chain Collaboration processes, you will work with team members from SAP Ariba, our buyer customers, their suppliers, and partners. You’ll collaborate with other team members to impact the customer’s overall success and satisfaction.
You will own projects and be responsible for driving them to completion. We can depend on you to independently manage your projects from start to finish, and as such you are granted wide latitude to execute the project in ways that you believe will ensure success. You have the flexibility to adjust your working hours to the needs of global customers as well as travel up to 30%.
- What do you already know?
You already have a minimum of five years of professional experience in software consulting, business consulting, or a related field. Your experience should span industries and projects. You hold a university degree, preferably in a business or technical area of study.
Your history as a senior SAP technical expert with a focus on the SAP MM module, and specifically how it supports supply chain / direct material procurement, is essential. In addition, techno-functional expertise within the SAP FI and SD modules is preferred. As such, your ABAP development skills are advanced.
You are an expert in deploying cloud-based technologies; you understand their integration and implementation challenges as well as their benefits.
These technical qualifications are preferred and would make you a more versatile SCBI:
SAP BASIS role experience
SAPs SCM – SNC and/or SAP IBP experience
HANA/NetWeaver development experience
Knowledge of EDI and its standard formats ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT for the exchange of business documents
Familiarity with the Ariba Network, other SAP Ariba cloud applications, or SAP Ariba’s integration tools
You bring strong supply chain knowledge of procurement and payables processes . Your firm grasp of the business processes that underpin SAP Ariba SCC is essential. This includes but isn’t limited to:
Direct materials purchase order
Subcontract purchase order
Supplier-managed inventory (VMI)
Logistics management including quality management
Invoicing and payment in FI
MRP and IBP supply planning
You bring a strong understanding of how documents flow and data translations occur between systems, specifically SAP ECC, S4HANA, and other ERP systems. This is preferably illustrated by your knowledge of the SAP PI/PO platform or SAP Cloud Platform Integration (formerly SAP HANA Cloud Integration). You have worked on interfaces for integrating SAP with Non-SAP systems. You are skilled in the following areas: IDoc, ALE, RFC, WSDL, and Enterprise Services.
You have incredible communication skills, both written and oral, and you’re able to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences. You’re able to effectively strategize and strongly believe in the power of a collaborative team effort. You have already had experience leading calls, analyzing issues, handling escalations, and maintaining alignment with all pertinent stakeholders.
You’re able to think on your feet and think out-of-the-box to find solutions to problems that arise. You know that the best solution may be one that isn’t defined on a product roadmap. You’re able to analyze, devise, and present appropriate approaches and solutions.
You can appropriately prioritize the commitments of multiple projects. Each project is unique, but you’re able to find the common threads between your different assignments and use your experience to better deliver future assignments linking trading partners on SAP Ariba SCC.
You can appropriately prioritize the commitments of multiple projects, and you work effectively with minimal supervision. You honor commitments to ensure the timely delivery of high quality services.
The SAP ARIBA #BeREAL Pledge
SAP Ariba strongly values being recognized as a customer-centric organization. We’ve created our #BeREAL pledge to ensure that all SAP Ariba employees factor optimizing the customer experience into every business decision that they make.
What exactly does #BeREAL stand for? The R equals responsiveness to customers (including SAP Ariba colleagues), the E relates to empathy with understanding the culture of our customers and their business objectives, the A signifies being aligned with your SAP Ariba colleagues to deliver the best customer experience, and the L acknowledges that we lead our customers to realize value through our expertise.
“To become a part of the SAP Ariba team, we ask all applicants to share experiences that embody the #BeREAL pledge.”
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