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Consulting and Professional Services

SAP Ariba Business Processes Consultant



Requisition ID: 287413
Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services
Expected Travel: 0 - 80%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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Do you want to work for the leader in Cloud Procurement solutions? Join SAP Ariba, the Cloud Procurement solutions suite of SAP, and contribute to our journey to change the way companies make business together. We are 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, buyers & sellers, and we are looking for a team member to help take our Ariba solutions customer experience on to the next level.
We offer a very dynamic work environment that is on a growing path and where we are able to offer career opportunities that leverage the individual talents of our people. Our philosophy is that our organization is successful when our people are happy and feel empowered.

As a member of the SAP Procurement Consulting organization, the Business Process Consultant is involved in transforming businesses through the implementation and use of the leading Cloud procurement solutions of SAP Ariba. He/she applies a strong understanding of business and procurement processes, as well as solid solution expertise, to deliver high quality projects and support our customers in the successful adoption of our solutions.

Core to the Business Process Consultant skill-set are strong analytical capabilities, good communication and presentation skills, an ability to deal with an ever changing work environment, problem solving abilities, can operate independently, influence decision makers, as well as the ability to think outside of the box and work within the delivery team to provide the client with world-class service on a consistent basis. The Business Process consultant should have a proven track record of delivering high quality results in a professional environment. High energy and impetus combined with an appetite for learning.


The Business Process Consultant is responsible for achieving sound, high quality deliverables on time and within budget. He/she can work on all aspects of the implementation process including requirements gathering, in managing the client relationship and collaborating with the technical resources. 

Business Process Consulting

- Assist customers through the lifecycle of an SAP Ariba implementation.
- Support the blueprinting process, gathering customer requirements and expectations
- Support the design process with customers leveraging Ariba best practices as appropriate.
- Assist customers in the development of processes and procedures which leverage the Ariba solution functionality being deployed.
- Influence the opinions and decisions of clients leveraging proves best practices.
- Execute system testing and provide guidance on user acceptance testing.
- Develop positive relationships with the customer team.
- Use knowledge of customer’s business and industry to assess findings and shape solutions.
- Speak to a variety of customers from different departments, at different levels and in large or small groups (e.g. customer project manager, technical team).
- Make independent judgments within own area of competence.
- Provide progress information and escalate project issues to the project manager to help ensure deliverables are on time and within budget.
- Successfully execute tasks and activities at all project phases and build an exemplary track record in providing customer satisfaction.

Project Stream Responsibility
Depending on seniority, the Consultant will also take on more responsibility on projects. Responsibilities could include:
- Plan and manage project tasks and resources to ensure deliverables are on time and within budget, and meet quality standards to achieve high customer satisfaction.
- Work with Managers and Senior Managers to establish customer satisfaction programs and other Key Performance Indicators.
- Develop and deliver a project plan that will enable profitable delivery of the value proposition sold.
- Serve as liaison between customer and Ariba internal teams.
- Identify and escalate, as appropriate, project issues.
- Provide timely project communication and facilitates regular status meetings.
- Deliver project cost and revenue forecasts.

SAP Ariba Solution Expertise

- Quickly learn new Ariba solutions in order to present them credibly and confidently to customers.
- Apply a broad knowledge of the Ariba solutions to solve customer problems and challenges.
- Gather solution and industry knowledge by leveraging the appropriate resources internally and externally.
- Contribute to continuous knowledge tracking and development.
- Synthesizes learning’s into a logical story using quantitative/qualitative data and/or sound reasoning.
- Be eager to continuously increase knowledge and skills through formal training programs and on-the-job learning.
Written and verbal communication
- Express thoughts, expectations and ideas effectively and concisely, both in verbal and written communications.
- Employ communication effectively to influence team members, leaders and customers.
- Proactively collaborate with teammates to anticipate and respond to issues that could impact solution delivery.
- Execute with minimal guidance and show strong initiative.
- Display proactive communication.
- Adapt style to changing circumstances.
- Provide coaching and guidance to internal or client team members.


- Bachelor’s degree in business or computer sciences or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in IT- or procurement-consulting.
- Knowledge of procurement operations and/or e-procurement tools.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops with strong facilitation and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to pro-actively identify project risks and issues and to solve them applying strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to travel in Europe 80%.

- Native level in Italian.
- Fluent in English.


- Master’s degree in business or computer sciences.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully work with multi-functional teams.
- Experience with SAP Ariba solutions.
- Experience with SAP solutions (e.g. SAP SRM, ECC/MM, other).
- Knowledge of other languages (Spanish, German, others).



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

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SAP Ariba Business Processes Consultant

Facility:  287413
Posted Date:  Nov 24, 2021
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 80%

Roma, IT, 00144

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