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Network Enablement Lead @ SAP Ariba with German

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The Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) Enablement team in EMEA is looking for a Network Enablement Lead (NEL), an important role collaborating both with Buyer and Supplier Customers on efforts to enable interaction via the Ariba Network. The Network Enablement Lead will independently drive the Buyer Customers towards their project goals as well as coordinate internal resources and team interactions that focus on driving maximum benefit for the customer on the Ariba Network.
NEL manages multiple Buyer Customer projects simultaneously, that can span over several years, allowing them to reach their goals of cost saving and process efficiency. This is achieved by enabling, on a recurring basis, number of suppliers, and ensuring a large volume of transactions is happening electronically. The focus will be mainly on projects involving the latest Supply Chain Collaboration features offered by SAP Ariba.

The Network Enablement Lead is responsible for the successful execution of the onboarding program, in time and at cost. Internally, the Network Enablement Lead interacts with Customer Engagement Executives, Buyer & Seller Integration teams, SCC Centre of Excellence, Solution Management, Commercial Teams team consisting of Supplier Managers, Electronic Supplier Integration Managers and other resources.

The role requires some minimal amount of travel to customer sites and other Ariba offices (0-10%).
Customer Focus

  • Is responsible for managing multiple customers who represent enablement projects of various complexity 
  • Builds relationships with Buyer Customers at all levels
  • Has regular meetings with Buyer Customers and discussing Supplier Enablement status
  • 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 related to supplier enablement activities.
  • Interacts with both buyer and supplier customers, providing education and training on the value of the Ariba Network and Supply Chain Collaboration solution.
  • Appropriately identifies issues, potential risks and opportunities while working with a high degree of autonomy to address, escalate or handover within and across teams as appropriate 
  • Responsible for understanding key business drivers and managing operational metrics, including cost, quality, cycle-time and customer satisfaction.

Ariba Solution Expertise

  • Deep knowledge of Ariba Network features and functions
  • High understanding of the SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration features deployed by the customers

Practice Development

  • Understands and complies with work instructions, process documents, and technology tools
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills within a project, customer or leadership team. Motivates and drives cross-functional team towards mutual goals
  • Is capable of handling highly complex projects. Acts self-sufficiently to identify path to solutions and strategic direction, despite sometimes high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Can adjust to each customer specific context, and propose methodology adjustments as needed


  • 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 other team members



  • Basic Minimum Qualifications
  • University Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years previous experience in Project Management, Supply Chain Management/ Procurement, Account Payables/Receivables, Technology or similar role 
  • Fluent in English and German 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Excel and Microsoft Project)
  • Ability to travel ~10% 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Program and customer/supplier relationship management experience 
  • Project Management Certification 
  • B2B, E-commerce and/or SaaS experience 
  • Knowledge of SAP Ariba/SAP solutions/services, knowledge of Enterprise Business Applications 
  • Experience in preparing and delivering analyses and presentations 
  • Experience in working in a multinational environment 


  • Self-Starter / Motivator
  • Planning and organizing on multiple tasks 
  • Work well under the pressures of time and uncertainty 
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Customer focused (both external and internal)
  • Detail oriented, well developed analytical skills
  • Experience in end-user training and change management a plus 
  • Pro-active work ethic and strong initiative 


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.


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:302011 | Work Area: Customer Service and Support | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Network Enablement Lead @ SAP Ariba with German

Facility:  302011
Posted Date:  Oct 8, 2021
Work Area:  Customer Service and Support
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Prague 5, CZ, 158 00

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