SAP Network Deployment Lead @ Supply Chain, SAP Ariba Job in Prague, Czech Republic

Requisition ID: 189111

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The Network Deployment Lead manages multiple Customer projects simultaneously, that can span over several years. The Network Deployment Lead partners with each Customer to create a specific strategy that will allow them to reach their goals of cost saving and process efficiency by enabling a number of suppliers, or ensuring a volume of transactions is happening electronically. The focus will be mainly on projects involving the latest SupplyChain features offered by SAP Ariba.

The Network Deployment Lead educates the Customer on Ariba Network functionality and supplier enablement best practices, assists with the creation of an education package for suppliers and is responsible for the successful execution of the onboarding program, in time and at cost. Internally, the Network Deployment Lead interacts with Customer Engagement Executives, Solution Management, Commercial Teams and the supplier enablement execution team consisting of Supplier Managers, Electronic Supplier Integration Managers and other technical resources.

The role requires some minimal amount of travel to customer sites and other Ariba offices (10-15%).


Customer Focus

  • Builds relationships with Buyer Customers at all levels.

  • Has ultimate responsibility for project content and strategy including: Supplier Enablement Strategy Execution, Catalog creation and maintenance, Supplier Integration.

  • Assists Customers with strategy and suppliers with documentation around electronic invoicing and VAT regulations in different European countries.

  • Acts as project manager for cross functional teams consisting of both internal and external stakeholders. Accountable for structuring projects to meet customer goals and objectives.

  • Prepares and delivers analyses and presentations for customers to convey 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. Holds ultimate responsibility for customer satisfaction on assigned projects.

Ariba Solution Expertise

  • Leverages Ariba’s expertise to design and develop an effective supplier enablement strategy that determines the type of enablement Suppliers require based upon their profile, purchase order, invoice volume, and spend. Cleansing, duplicate detection (de-duping) and segmentation of vendor master data helps Customer to effectively target and onboard suppliers, in waves by supplier tiers, according to Customer’s objectives. In addition, existing enabled suppliers on the Ariba Network will be highlighted.

  • Expert in Ariba Network features and functions, including Supplier Enablement Automation.

  • High understanding of the Ariba SupplyChain features deployed by the customers.

  • Conversant with the Catalog Administration functionality in Procure to Pay (P2P) solutions and Ariba Network, and Customer Specific Training Material for suppliers.

Practice Development

  • 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.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills within a project, customer or leadership team. Motivates and drives cross-functional team towards aggressive goals.

  • Able to handle highly complex projects. Acts self-sufficiently to identify solutions and strategic direction in spite of high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty.

  • Able to adjust to each customer specific context, and propose methodology adjustments as needed.

People Development

  • Leverages prior project management and technical expertise. Capable of quickly developing knowledge in other areas of 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 customer leadership or project leadership role.


  • Adept at appropriately escalating issues within and across teams.

  • Assists Team Members with resolution of short term capacity needs.

  • Actively mentors and provides guidance to other team members.


  • Education / Experience

  • University degree

  • 3 years of project management experience in a specific industry

  • Fluency English and German language


  • Self Starter / Motivator

  • Ability to influence and motivate other project team members, and other parts of the Ariba organization toward a common goal

  • Detail oriented, well developed analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Excellent project management skills and polished customer service skills


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Project, Word, and Excel. Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Excel through the ability to utilize advanced functionality, including (but not limited to) pivot tables, logical and statistical formulas, lookup and reference formulas.

  • High Familiarity with procurement and accounts payable/receivable related processes (requisitioning, order processing, invoicing, and payment).

  • Understanding of Business-to-Business catalog strategy.

  • Exposure to SupplyChain processes in SAP MM (as key user, or even in a deployment approach) is expected (eg : Subcontracting, Inventory management, Forecasting..)


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