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Consulting and Professional Services

Network Deployment Lead (English and any European language as advantage) @ SAP Ariba

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

 

 

Do you want to work for a company that is changing the nature of business by transforming business connections into smart cloud-based collaboration? We do this by delivering an unsurpassed experience to our customers, buyer and sellers, and we are looking for a team member to help take customer experience on the Ariba Network to the next level.

Global commerce today requires much more than scanning or faxing key documents such as purchase orders, invoices, and payment remittance. For better commerce, you must establish real time electronic collaboration with your entire supply base on a global level, so you can dramatically compress the invoice and payment processing cycle, comply with contracts and regulations, achieve working capital breakthroughs that lower supply chain risk, and more. But few organizations can effectively target and onboard thousands of global suppliers. Ariba has this expertise, with outsource-service capabilities and self-service tools to automate the enablement process for any supplier anywhere in the world. We can help you match your vendors to existing Ariba Network suppliers and onboard new suppliers, or provide tools for you to manage the process on your own.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

The Network Deployment Lead manages multiple Customer projects simultaneously, that can span over several years. The Network Deployment Lead partners with each Customer to create a specific strategy that will allow them to reach their goals of cost saving and process efficiency by enabling a number of suppliers or ensuring a volume of transactions is happening electronically. The Network Deployment Lead educates the Customer on Ariba Network functionality and supplier enablement best practices, assists with the creation of an education package for suppliers and is responsible for the successful execution of the onboarding program, in time and at cost. Internally, the Network Deployment Lead interacts with Customer Engagement Executives, Solution Management, Commercial Teams and the supplier enablement execution team consisting of Supplier Managers, Electronic Supplier Integration Managers and other technical resources.

The role requires some minimal amount of travel to customer sites and other Ariba offices (10%).

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Focus

  • Builds relationships with Buyer Customers at all levels.
  • Has ultimate responsibility for project content and strategy including: Supplier Enablement Strategy Execution, Catalog creation and maintenance, Supplier Integration.
  • Assists Customers with strategy and suppliers with documentation around electronic invoicing and VAT regulations in different European countries.
  • Acts as project manager for cross functional teams consisting of both internal and external stakeholders. Accountable for structuring projects to meet customer goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and delivers analyses and presentations for customers to convey expectations, risks, options, project plans, results, etc.
  • Responsible for understanding key business drivers and managing operational metrics, including cost, quality, cycle-time and customer satisfaction. Holds ultimate responsibility for customer satisfaction on assigned projects.

Ariba Solution Expertise

  • Leverages Ariba’s expertise to design and develop an effective supplier enablement strategy that determines the type of enablement Suppliers require based upon their profile, purchase order, invoice volume, and spend. Cleansing, duplicate detection (de-duping) and segmentation of vendor master data helps Customer to effectively target and onboard suppliers, in waves by supplier tiers, according to Customer’s objectives. In addition, existing enabled suppliers on the Ariba Network will be highlighted.
  • Expert in Ariba Network features and functions, including Supplier Enablement Automation.
  • Conversant with the Catalog Administration functionality in Procure to Pay (P2P) solutions and Ariba Network, and Customer Specific Training Material for suppliers.

 

Practice Development

  • Understands and complies with work instructions, process documents, and technology tools.
  • Actively identifies, contributes to and facilitates business impacting continuous improvement efforts using Lean Techniques.
  • Expected to always exceed targeted quality objectives.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills within a project, customer or leadership team. Motivates and drives cross-functional team towards aggressive goals.
  • Able to handle highly complex projects. Acts self-sufficiently to identify solutions and strategic direction in spite of high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty.

People Development

  • Leverages prior project management and technical expertise. Capable of quickly developing knowledge in other areas of enabling requirements.
  • Demonstrates exceptional problem solving skills and is looked at by the organization as a leader within the role.
  • Experience and proven performance leading people in direct team leadership, customer leadership or project leadership role.

Teamwork

  • Adept at appropriately escalating issues within and across teams.
  • Assists Team Members with resolution of short term capacity needs.
  • Actively mentors and provides guidance to team members.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree
  • 3 years of project management experience in a specific industry
  • Fluent English and any other European Language

Skills

  • Self Starter / Motivator
  • Ability to influence and motivate other project team members, and other parts of the Ariba organization toward a common goal
  • Detail oriented, well developed analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent project management skills and polished customer service skills

Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Project, Word, and Excel. Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Excel through the ability to utilize advanced functionality, including (but not limited to) pivot tables, logical and statistical formulas, lookup and reference formulas.
  • High Familiarity with procurement and accounts payable/receivable related processes (requisitioning, order processing, invoicing, and payment).
  • Understanding of Business-to-Business catalog strategy

 

What you can expect is professional onboarding, exciting career progression, a diverse work environment providing growth opportunities, learning & development possibilities, and an international business network for you to leverage. Interesting non-work related activities (volunteering, charity, sport events,..)

This role is based at the ultra-modern Metronom office building directly above the Nove Butovice metro station. The location encompasses SAP's vision for the perfect work-life balance by featuring uniquely decorated relaxation rooms, parents' and kids' room.

 

BENEFITS
Yearly bonuses, sick days paid and sick leaves fully refunded, flexible start/end of working hours, contributions to the pension/life insurance, meal vouchers, holidays 5 weeks, educational courses, coaching and mentoring opportunities, free massage, cafeteria plan, free fitness studio, generous shares program, etc.

 

 

We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

 

Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

 

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

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

 Requisition ID:312304 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Network Deployment Lead (English and any European language as advantage) @ SAP Ariba

Facility:  312304
Posted Date:  Jan 16, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00


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