SAP Supply Chain Seller Integrator (SAP Ariba) Job in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Requisition ID: 186585
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 30%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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Supply Chain Seller Integrator
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.
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
- 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 Supply Chain Seller Integrator’s (SCSI) primary responsibility is establish B2B (business-to-business) integration between a buyer and their suppliers by connecting them on the Ariba Network via an electronic method of exchanging business documents. The SCSI will partner with cross-functional teams to establish a successful seller integration program for buyers on the Ariba Network. Key tasks include educating the customer on the deployment process and associated roles and responsibilities, creating a plan and strategy for supplier integration, assisting with requirements gathering, creating technical documentation which contains seller integration best-practices, managing the on-boarding of electronically integrated sellers, and facilitating solution testing.
You will serve as the Ariba Network expert on integration options for sellers. SAP Ariba Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG) is the platform sellers use to connect to the Ariba Network. You will be a seller’s main contact for assistance with the connectivity options available on CIG and the requirements of CIG.
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, and each will have multiple suppliers being integrated. Each project is unique, but you will find the common threads between your different assignments and use your experience to better deliver future assignments linking trading partners on SAP Ariba SCC.
As an SCSI, you will contribute to the continuous improvement of our internal processes, delivery approach, and documentation. As you discover new and more effective ways to achieve customer success with their supplier integration efforts, you will openly communicate your lessons-learned to evolve what is “best-practice”. As the team grows, you will be responsible for mentoring new members of the SCSI team.
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 project management, business consulting, or a related field. Your professional experience in the fields of eCommerce, B2B, EDI, or systems integration would be most applicable to this position. You hold a university degree, preferably in a business or technical area of study.
You already have a strong understanding of how documents flow and data is translated between trading partners. You have worked extensively with the EDI X12 business document format and your knowledge of it is advanced. To support XML-based standards, you understand the structure of XML documents and the specification rules defined within DTDs and XSDs. Beyond EDI X12, experience with business document formats such as cXML, IDoc, OAGIS, PIDX, GUSI, and others are preferred. You’re familiar with the communication protocols used to exchange business documents such as VAN, AS2, HTTPS post, etc. You understand how digital certificate-based encryption and authentication secure such communication protocols.
You have conceptual knowledge of ERP and middleware systems and how they are used to automate business processes and link systems in B2B integration. You are a source of sell-side integration best-practice knowledge.
You are an expert in deploying cloud-based technologies; you understand their integration and implementation challenges as well as their benefits.
You are proficient in common software productivity tools like Microsoft Office. You have experience using software tools designed specifically to support system integration work such as: XML / EDI editors (like Altova XMLSpy, Oxygen XML Editor, Liaison EDI Notepad), API/Web Service testing tools (like Postman, SoapUI, Telerik Fiddler), and others.
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
MRP and supply planning
Furthermore, you firmly understand the above processes from the perspective of trading partners as the order-to-cash process:
Direct materials sales order
Third-party sales order
Replenishment orders for supplier-managed inventory
Fulfillment and outbound shipments including quality management
Billing and accounts receivable
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 , and you work effectively with minimal supervision. You honor commitments to ensure the timely delivery of high quality services.
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Additional Locations: Virtual - USA