Consulting and Professional Services

SAP Ariba - Business Processes Principal Consultant



Requisition ID: 275764
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 80%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


You will be challenged with customer focused delivery and Ariba solution expertise. The Consultant is responsible for delivering sound, quality tasks and deliverables on time and within budget.

You will be focused on the rapid transformation of client organizations into world-class managers of spend, through innovative, high-quality, global, Spend Management Solutions that create sustainable bottom-line results.

As a member of the Software Implementation Team, you will serve as an Ariba solutions specialist on application functionality. You will be responsible for contributing to the content and applying the Ariba Consulting Deployment process to meet customer needs within the realm and scope of the Statement of Work (SOW).



  • Accountable for managing procurement streams for SAP customers within defined time, quality and cost constraints
  • Manage project delivery expectations and relationships with clients, Partners and SAP Business Units
  • Collect and record project knowledge and experience and seek to actively impart this to other members of the regional and global team
  • Ensure SAP offers the greatest value and satisfaction to our clients by leveraging the capabilities of SAPs Ariba cloud solution and delivering services in a consistent and professional manner
  • Ability to develop detailed delivery plans for various work streams and integrate into overall project timelines
  • Able to manage multiple projects and project teams concurrently
  • Able to proactively identify and escalate project issues and risks



  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ consulting experience in systems implementation, process re-engineering, Solution Design or a related discipline is required.
  • Experience in implementing cloud and packaged products
  • Detailed knowledge of procurement and Purchasing (Sourcing, Contract, Supplier Management, Buying and Invoicing) is a plus
  • Industry experience including Business Practices necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with multi-functional teams
  • Strong analytical and organizational talent
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills in both English and Japanese
  • Experience with Ariba and/or S/4 MM solutions is preferred.
  • Work experience using project management methods PMI or Prince2.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to travel 30%.



Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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Requisition ID:  275764
Posted Date:  Sep 13, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 80%

Tokyo, Tokyo, JP, 100-0004

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