SAP SAP Ariba - Buyer integration (CTE Senior Consultant) Job in Tokyo, Japan

Requisition ID: 193933

Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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The CTE Senior Consultant (Buyer Integrator / BI) is accountable for driving a buyer's integration initiative between the SAP Ariba Network and buyer’s ERP to automate the customers buying processes and drive collaborative commerce.

The BI serves as the SAP Ariba Network expert on integration options and customer requirements, mentor to junior co-workers, and influencer of resources that impact the customer's success. The BI will demonstrate the ability to oversee multiple programs and provide technical support as they grow their knowledgebase of Ariba tools and technology. The BI consults buyers on integrating with the Ariba Network to electronically transact commerce via SAP Ariba solutions and works via the Seller Integrator to provide technical mapping information to suppliers.

Project management, excellent verbal and written communication skills plus a strong technical background are required to effectively drive customer projects.


  • Support the customer in implementation of the technical components of SAP Ariba connectivity solutions.

  • Provide technical guidance for customers and in some cases partners around mapping, configuration, adapter setup, BADI knowledge, SAP Notes and navigating Ariba Technical Support.

  • Comfortable learning new technologies and processes including UI Customization cross Ariba Network transactions, Ariba Network configuration, and Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG) for Buyers.

  • Support Invoice Conversion Services projects and deployment of Strategic Payables Solutions.

  • Serve as the SAP Ariba solutions expert on integration deployment and customer requirements.

  • Articulate and present SAP Ariba’s Network capabilities and value verbally, in writing, and via presentations to various stakeholders and their support/implementation teams.

  • Advise buyers on creative and flexible solutions to speed integration and ultimately transactions to drive their business.

  • Lead regular scheduled conference calls with customer and / or partners identified as part of the integration workstream to ensure project status is tracking as planned.

  • Able to manage multiple projects across different programs liaising with key functional areas.

  • Coordinate and manage testing process with customer from engagement to deployment.

  • Lead and influence resources that impact success. Including management of and delegating tasks to resolve issues to other teams/individuals when necessary.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in IT Consulting.

  • Ability to compile status of all projects and provide regular reports to Management.

  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team environment and influence others that impact success.

  • Experience creating and delivering presentations on project related work to team members, management, and customers.

  • Flexibility to adjust regular business hours to the needs of global customers.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluent in Japanese and English

  • Comfortable working on large deployment projects with multiple internal and external project teams.

Preferred Job Specific Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

  • Able to solve a wide range of issues in practical ways leveraging the existing SAP Ariba solution set.

  • Familiarity and/or aptitude with SAP technologies including SAP ECC backend systems including S/4 and HANA.

  • SAP technical experience with IDOC integration, BASIS, SAP ERP knowledge (MM/SD) preferred.

  • Understanding of the functional processes involved in SAP Ariba OnDemand solutions (Invoice Management / Buying and Invoicing) and the electronic transactions which support them.

  • Ability to adapt support style to align with the technical capabilities of the customer.

  • Strong knowledge of Procurement and Payable processes.

  • Chinese language (Mandarin) skill is a plus


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