Consulting and Professional Services

Technology Principal Consultant - SAP Ariba

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SAP Ariba Procurement Technology Services is a team of high skilled diverse technology consultants that support complex technical configurations to enable spend management business processes and seamless integrations between SAP Ariba cloud solutions and enterprise resource planning systems or external systems.

Our team is looking for a Principal Consultant with more than 15 years of experience.

This role leverages solution architecting capabilities, complex solution design skills, advisory skills, business knowledge and strong solution expertise to effectively manage and deliver large scale complex integrations for SAP Ariba cloud offerings.

  • This is an opportunity to become the point person or thought leader within the practice for SAP Ariba Procurement solutions and integrations.
  • Opportunity to gain experience implementing best in class cloud spend management offerings including but not limited to:
  • SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts, Collaborative Supply Chain, Commerce Automation, Supplier Lifecycle and Performance.
  • In-depth learning opportunity that allows you to gain expertise on the following areas:
    • Solution design and blueprinting for complex business scenarios.
    • De-escalation and risk mitigation.
    • Strategic design thinking and planning.
    • Webservice integrations, Web security, Single Sign on integrations, REST application programming interfaces, Microservices, complex business integrations between SAP Ariba, S/4 HANA and SAP.
  • Enterprise spend management, supply chain best practices, agile deployment methodologies.
  • Our cloud solutions and application features change at a very rapid pace to keep up with market demands and constantly changing customer expectations providing you an incredible opportunity to enhance your dynamism and excel in latest technologies, supply chain processes, industry standards and rapid learning methods.


Act as a trusted cloud technical solutions advisor to support technical architecture and interface set up discussions to assess and confirm complex supply chain integrations between SAP Ariba cloud solution offerings, Cloud Integration Gateway and Customer ERP solutions such as SAP, S/4 HANA, PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards and other legacy supply chain software systems

  • Develop SAP and cross-industry skills with unmatched 24/7 access to the SAP Learning Hub, expert-curated learning boards, webinars and instructor-led classroom training programs across key areas such as professional skills, innovation and leadership.
  • Execute complex design solutions for first-of-its-kind SAP Ariba SAAS middleware offering cloud integration gateway.
  • Develop technical presentations that outline possible technical configurations or integration options for SAP Ariba cloud offerings, produce integration feasibility analysis artifacts that capture underlying technical challenges or risks associated with integration components for each of the solution options presented.
  • Propose, conceptualize, design and implement solutions that involve complex integrations between SAP Ariba cloud offerings, S/4 HANA and/or SAP ECC, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle and other popular ERP systems available in the market.
  • Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology and led implementations according to the best practice design/architecture.
  • Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical internal or external team members, project teams, and other ancillary project members.
  • Produce industry best practices white paper that details complex technical challenges, business use cases, common problems, possible solution approaches and comprehensive assessment on how solutions fit within various technical landscapes, benefits and limitations with each of the solution approaches presented.
  • Deep understanding of SAP Ariba products and solution offerings.
  • Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology and led implementations according to the best practice design/architecture.
  • Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical internal or external team members, project teams, and other ancillary project members.
  • Collaborate with various technical delivery services teams to identify technology improvements needed to solve technical challenges or common pain points across customers.
  • Organize meetings with platform and application engineering teams to brainstorm on technical solutions and track issues towards product fixes or product improvements.
  • Identify major technology trends across various industries and partner with SAP Ariba Product and innovation teams to develop product offerings that cater to the complex supply chain needs across businesses.
  • Participate in meetings with Product and Innovation teams to prepare for future product releases and cascade the recent developments across product offerings to technology services team members.
  • Participate in escalation discussions and comprehend business or technical challenges to devise a plan around de-escalation, positioning right solutions based on project situations and differing business needs, proposing risk mitigation plans and bolstering customer relationships for a smooth product delivery experience.
  • Serve as the liaison between our customers’ strategic business leaders and SAP Ariba technical teams to clearly foresee and prevent issues proactively.
  • Demonstrate expert level knowledge of key integration points across various ERP systems, middleware solutions and SAP Ariba solutions to provide strategic technical and functional direction.
  • Proactively apply global supply chain implementation experience to guide complex fit/gap analysis and design decisions.
  • Prepare and deliver executive presentations on complex solution paths that weigh cost factors, time and effort, benefits and considerations for each of the options.
  • Organize and facilitate collaborative solution architecting workshops with consulting partners, client business managers and end-users to drive industry best practices.
  • Validate and assess feasibility on business requirements analysis or design decisions made by consulting partners, customer’s business and IT delivery team members.
  • Prepare technical artifacts including technical design documents, integration design documents and quick reference guides.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical or business problems.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with business users, help analyze their processes, make value driven choices by being proactive and adaptive.
  • Integrate technical expertise and business understanding to create superior solutions for customers.
  • Strong desire to mentor and train junior SAP Ariba resources on delivering best-in class services to our customers.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in information technology, Computer Science, Business Informatics, Business Administration with focus on Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering or related area.
  • Exposure to blueprint and execution of complex design solutions for first-of-its-kind SAP Ariba SAAS middleware offering cloud integration gateway.
  • Demonstrate broad technical leadership, exert influence outside of immediate team and drive change.
  • More than 15 years of technical experience implementing SAP Ariba Procurement solutions and integrations
  • Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large consulting projects.
  • 15+ years of experience on SAP Ariba solutions and SAP ERP or other popular ERP systems with focus on supply chain.
  • Hands on project-based experience designing and implementing SAP Ariba and SAP ERP or other popular ERP solutions that involved green field implementations, system conversions or landscape transformations.
  • Strong business process knowledge and ability to map business requirements to standard SAP/Ariba processes with minimal or no customization.
  • Global Delivery Model experience working with geographically distributed teams positioned across global time zones.
  • Experience working on multiple concurrent SAP Ariba projects.
  • Ability to strategize and support ERP migration projects as a trusted advisor.
  • Ability to handle high pressure and high demand situations effectively as a technical or an integration advisor.
  • Experience managing project scope, change requests, delivery against defined milestones; mitigate and remediate risk factors within propose solutions based on best practices.
  • Experience with SAP implementation methodologies and SAP Solution Manager.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to impart ideas in both technical and user-friendly language, presentation skills and influencing skills.
  • Position requires up to 10% travel to client locations across APJ.




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Requisition ID: 337312  | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  337312
Posted Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Bangalore, IN, 560103

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