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SAP Ariba On-Demand Technical Implementation Lead

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Date: Feb 20, 2021

City: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: SAP



Requisition ID: 275776
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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SAP Ariba On-Demand Technical Implementation Lead

Location: Pittsburgh, PA  preferred


Duties and Responsibilities

 Practice Development

  • The On-Demand Technical Implementation Lead will assist with most aspects of an Ariba OnDemand implementation including (but not limited to): solutions design, business rule development, user interface configuration and customization, external system integration, technical / end-user training and project management.
  • Drive “best in class” business processes implementation on SAP Ariba cloud solution
  • The On-Demand Technical Implementation Lead will assist the customer with data extraction from their existing systems, ensuring adherence to data specifications, and resulting in successful integration with Ariba OnDemand Solutions.
  • Also influence the opinions and decisions of clients leveraging proven best practices
  • Act as a liaison between the customer and various groups within Ariba such as Technical Support, Sales, Engineering, and Solutions Marketing 

Customer Focus

  • The On-Demand Technical Implementation Lead, together with other OnDemand Implementation team members, is responsible for customer satisfaction during the successful deployment of solutions.
  • Maintains regular communications with Customer representatives during implementation to keep them appraised of current project status

 Ariba Solution Expertise

  • Is conversant in features, functionality and applicability of the following Ariba OnDemand Solutions:
  • Procure to Pay, Procure-to-order, Invoice Pro, Procurement Content and Services Procurement (Field Glass).
  • Build solution, customer, and industry knowledge by leveraging the appropriate resources (internally at Ariba and externally at the customer).
  • Be willing to continuously learn new features (and occasionally new technology) and adapt to changing cloud technology and deployment methodologies


  • Works with and often lead internal and external resources to optimize customer impact.
  • Proactively collaborates and drives the internal team to anticipate and respond to issues that could impact solution deployment
  • Executes with minimal guidance and shows strong initiative.
  • Maintains regular communications with the Project Manager
  • Displays proactive communication (i.e, face-to-face meetings and phone calls are more frequent than emails)


 Basic Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business / computer science
  • Proven experience in IT or procurement-deployment consulting
  • 2 years professional experience
  • Strong communication skills including:
    • Fluency in English
    • Ability to deliver presentations and lead discussions remotely in a virtual environment
    • Ability to delivery presentations and lead discussions on-site
  • Strong Organizational skills with proven experience in managing work from multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel on a minimal basis (less than 10%)


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Management degree or Master’s degree in a technical education


Preferred Experience

  • 5 years professional experience (technical consulting or custom development)
  • Experience with systems implementation process/methodology including Waterfall and Agile approaches
  • Experience implementing or supporting an on-demand solution
  • Experience implementing or supporting an ERP system (Oracle, SAP, and PeopleSoft)
  • Experience providing software demos/training
  • Experience deploying systems based on object oriented platforms
  • Experience working with Ariba products
  • High level of competency in process design and configuration


 Preferred Knowledge

  • Technical Education Background (IT, Engineering Degree, Physical Sciences)
  • Understanding of procurement and/or Accounts Payable
  • Understanding of systems implementation process
  • XML – ability to read, define and map XML documents
  • SQL – ability to create queries in SQL
  • MS Suite – ability to communicate effectively with Excel, Word, PPT, Visio
  • UNIX – some background/exposure
  • Web services - some background/exposure
  • Authentication protocols (SAML, IIS)
  • Object oriented programming (Java, Javascript, shell script)


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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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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Additional Locations

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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