SAP SAP Ariba Manager - Supplier Enablement - South Africa Job in Woodmead, South Africa

Requisition ID: 185162

Work Area: Customer Service and Support

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


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Expectations & Tasks:

The Manager of Supplier Enablement is accountable for Seller Enablement on the Ariba Network in Africa and will have a team of individual contributors on their team focused on supplier enablement on the Ariba Network operating within a project environment. It is the responsibility of this Manager to lead a team which connects European sellers with their buyers over the Ariba Network through a variety of transaction methods and ensuring a high quality of customer service while growing in scalability.

Leadership & Team Management

  • Effectively leads and provides direction to teams and individuals through setting goals, motivation, alignment, empowerment and supporting strategies to achieve success

  • Ensures full alignment to the SAP Ariba Leadership culture

  • Ensures professional development by providing on the job coaching and formulates a clear development plan in conjunction with each team member

  • Creates a culture of accountability and learning

  • Understands how to manage and resolve conflict

  • Initiates recruiting and drives evaluation process of new team members

  • Creates a collaborative and empowered work space for the team

  • Can facilitate meetings constructively and demonstrates excellent presentation skills

  • Demonstrates excellent presentation skills to internal and external audiences

Operation Execution

  • Forecasting, capacity, and cost management for the Africa Seller Enablement delivery team.

  • Partners with Global and regional delivery teams to ensure consistent alignment with company best practices

  • Innovates across the project environment on new, better delivery methods in changing business environments.

  • Improves processes, ensures quality assurance and encourages continuous improvement.

  • Develops and calibrates quality management against all deliverables across onboarding, program co-ordination and supplier billing

  • Stays updated on reporting capabilities within the Supplier Enablement environment

  • Works closely and maintains excellent peer relationships with the project managers, customer account managers and various delivery support resources to ensure customer success

  • Identifies and drives key areas of opportunity for network growth

  • Monitors and identifies resource utilisation trending

Education & Qualifications / Skills & Competencies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 9 years of experience, through a combination in professional services and corporate environment

  • Experience in a services based, matrix organization

  • Highly developed communication and leadership skills in multinational environments

  • Demonstrable strong and detailed people management skills

  • Team Leadership, attention to details for inspection and performance management

  • Strong value system for building trust, alignment and engagement across the organization

  • Ability to perform and remain objective and stable under pressure and stressful conditions, maintaining high levels of energy, ethics, communication, transparency and leadership.

  • Demonstrated experience in project and client management

  • Ability to prioritize in a complex, multi-tasking environment


  • Travel required (approximately 10%)

  • The position requires fluent English language skills.


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