SAP Ariba Deployment Lead - Spend Analysis Job in Santiago, Chile

Requisition ID: 193493

Work Area: Customer Service and Support

Expected Travel: 0 - 20%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Career Level: T3

Recruiter Name: Agustina Viturro


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SAP Ariba is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. SAP Ariba combines industry-leading technology with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover, connect, and collaborate with a global network of partners - all in a cloud-based environment. Using the Ariba Commerce Cloud, businesses of all sizes can buy, manage cash, and sell more efficiently and effectively. More than 500,000 companies around the globe use the Ariba Commerce Cloud to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance results.

A unique Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, Ariba Spend Analysis combines an industry leading knowledge classification base with advanced technologies and an integrated database of more than 150 million suppliers to enable rich and accurate classification and enrichment of spend across all categories, systems and divisions. Ariba Spend Analysis offers an integrated spend management dashboard for a 360-degree view of all purchasing activity and data. The solution incorporates the powerful yet easy-to-use Ariba Analysis™ reporting engine with comprehensive data enrichment—providing deep and ongoing visibility into both internal purchasing as well as external supply and sourcing market dynamics.


The Deployment Lead’s primary function is to manage simultaneous projects related to SAP Ariba’s data enrichment and hosted Spend Analysis service offerings. Typically, these will involve multiple client relationships. The Deployment Lead will be responsible for informing customers about the deployment process; setting expectations about the customer’s involvement; identifying and planning project scope and parameters; monitoring project progress against an established project timeline; measuring the progress of a project against set goals, timelines and objectives; providing proactive visibility to the SAP Ariba customer team regarding deployment progress; and evaluating project outcomes. The Deployment Lead will be responsible for planning and coordinating SAP Ariba’s resources required to complete a project.


  • Develops overall project plan including timeline, scope of work, work breakdown structure and associated deliverables

  • Executes project plan according to established timeline

  • Trains Clients on SAP Ariba processes and tools

  • Facilitates team interactions to reach consensus

  • Communicates project progress to team at regular intervals

  • Delegates tasks and deliverables to appropriate SAP Ariba resources and ensure that these tasks and deliverables are completed according to project timeline

  • Monitors project progress and proactively manage potential timeline/deliverable issues

  • Measures project progress against Client expectations and established timeline; assess issues and implement countermeasures.

  • Evaluates and continuously improve SAP Ariba’s tools and process

  • All other duties as assigned DEPLOYMENT LEAD, SPEND VISIBILITY

  • Manage the SAP Ariba Enrichment and Spend Analysis offerings for customers; periodic travel (10%-15%) may be required, but is typically known in advance

  • Oversee data collection process

  • Instruct the client team (Business & IT) on the data schema; define the schema business requirements so it can be mapped to the correct information in the customer’s systems

  • Review the client mapping progress and identify issues and assist in resolution (recommendations / alternatives)

  • Receive client data, validate data internally with the Ariba Data Enrichment Team (ADES Team) and review the data summary with the client for final validation with the ADES Team

  • Oversee the cleansing process with the ADES Team

  • Coordinate with IT resources for site set-up and deployment, including internal database set-up and external site set-up

  • Coordinate with IT resources for data processing and deployment

  • Manage refresh process iterations

  • Coordinate client instruction and training QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree (business, engineering, computer science or management information systems)

  • 3 years project management experience

  • Strong analytical thinking in both technical and commercial matters

  • Experience with Financial / Operational business systems analysis

  • Strong knowledge of data flows and record layout of core data for ERP Accounts Payable, Purchase Order, Invoice and Purchasing modules

  • Strong customer management and presentation skills

  • Ability to communicate with diverse cross-functional teams

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Methodical approach to problem solving with strong attention to detail

  • Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English languages (Mandatory) LOCATION Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; or Sao Paulo, Brazil


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