We are currently seeking an experienced Ariba Associate Partner to assist in leading our delivery efforts to support our clients.The Ariba Associate Partner (AP) is expected to lead the IBM Ariba practice, including resource, account and pipeline (sales) management. The Ariba AP is will also lead the design, implementation and deployment of SAP Ariba On-Demand solutions, both Upstream (Sourcing, Contracts, etc.) and Downstream (Procure to Pay, Invoicing, Ariba Procurement Content, etc.) to our clients. In this role, you will have the following responsibilities:
Manage Ariba resources to insure our clients are successful.
Combine deep Source to Pay process expertise with expert level knowledge of Ariba applications to articulate and present Supply Chain solutions to clients at the executive level.
Manage projects to help IBM's clients to transform their Supply Chains to world class level using Ariba applications.
Lead teams in translating client requirements into to/be designs that leverage the best practices embedded with in Ariba applications.
Lead the configuration, testing and deployment of Ariba solutions.
Lead sales opportunities by managing the proposal development process, conducting opportunity assessments, answering functional questions regarding Ariba’s software and providing Ariba focused sales materials.
Act as an ambassador to the IBM Ariba community through knowledge sharing, mentoring and networking.
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Candidates that live in or near one of the following cities preferred, but all candidates considered: Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Dallas, Raleigh, Washington DC Metro Area, Piscataway, Philadelphia.(2252)
At least three years Ariba practice management experience
At least five years Source to Pay process experience
At least five years of functional/technical knowledge of Ariba solutions and products
At least four full life-cycle implementations of Ariba applications
At least three years’ experience of Ariba integration with backend ERP systems
At least five years’ experience in team lead role
At least five years’ experience in a consulting role
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