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SAP Ariba - Intelligent Source to Pay Executive, APJ - Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane Job

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Date: Jun 13, 2019

City: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 211341
Work Area: Presales
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

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Company Description:

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.

Job Overview:

A recognized leader in intelligent procurement, SAP has been helping customers digitally transform their source-to-pay function for decades.  To conceive, plan and execute procurement transformation, it requires buy-in not only from the business, but also IT.  The Intelligent Source to Pay Executive plays a critical role in the growth of business by winning the heart and mind of the CIO by achieving the following:
Educate, clarify and then tailor the SAP Procurement solution landscape to a customer’s existing technology landscape and IT strategy with the goal of getting IT’s buy-in to the right mix of S/4 Hana, Integrated Business Planning, SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP Concur.

  • Differentiate SAP’s Procurement suite of solutions based on the Leonardo capabilities that are core to our intelligent enterprise innovation agenda: artificial intelligence, machine learning, IOT, blockchain, neural networks, etc.
  • Educate and overcome typical objections around SAP’s cloud agenda, including integration, data security and privacy, extensibility and performance
  • Tailor the value proposition for procurement transformation to the CIO’s office, including IT TCO reduction, cloud extension, risk mitigation, and business performance improvement.
  • Establish early credibility through customer stories, benchmarks/soundbites and case studies tailored to IT’s pains and challenges.
  • Achieve breakthrough acceleration of deals through customer innovation days and design thinking workshops

A critical element to this role is also the education and alignment with SAP GCO stakeholders around the right SAP Procurement solution strategy to position into our install base.  This will be achieved through internal enablement sessions, account planning sessions, demand generation councils, deal reviews and relationship management.  In addition, the role will also require participation and input to co-sell sales cycles (with S/4HANA) into Net New Name accounts.
This role requires deep competency in domain areas of a) Procurement, Supply Chain and Finance, b) Functional capabilities of S4/HANA, IBP, SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur, c) Customer CXO conversation around industry context, strategic and financial impact possibilities of transformation d) effective GCO stakeholder networking & influencing.



  • Participate in GCO DG Council, Industry Summits, Sales/VAT Enablement, Account Planning Meetings and Deal Clinics for Top Accounts to educate, evangelize Business Value Proposition.
  • Ensure that the engagement team of Key deals include the experts of all LoBs during a joint Discovery exercise and Solution Recommendation includes all aspects of SAP Solutions.
  • Engage with owners of global deals with comprehensive footprint (Multiple LoB solutions) to understand value, collaboration, customer feedback and bring these learning to APJ sales cycle.
  • Participate in Large Deal sales cycles to position initial value, final recommendations etc.
  • Participate in Customer Meets, Industry meets and external forums to reinforce comprehensive business value of SAP.
  • Advise DG Council on best ways to take the value message to the market.
  • Share SAP procurement roadmaps with partners

Preferred Competencies:

  • Displays a strong understanding of best practice business processes related to Procurement, Supply Chain and Finance
  • Understanding of Technologies/ Architecture including S4/HANA, IBP, SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur
  • Ability to build relationship with and influences the decision makers/ CXOs with business centric conversation
  • Ability to network effectively, build relationship with and influence internal GCO stakeholders
  • Displays proactive communication

Education, experience and training required:

  • The ideal candidate will have 10 year+ experience in one or more of the following functional areas: Supply Chain Management, Sourcing, Procurement, Accounts Payable and Working Capital Management
  • Knowledge of SAP Solutions / Architecture / Innovation Roadmap – S4/HANA, IBP, SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur
  • Strategy consulting experience at senior manager or principal level
  • Experience in technology enabled business transformation projects
  • MBA or similar advanced degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and people development skill
  • Strong business and financial acumen


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