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The Ariba Lead Consultant is expected to perform and or 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.). In this role, you will have the following responsibilities: Combine Source to Pay process expertise with knowledge of Ariba applications to articulate and present Supply Chain solutions to clients at the client management level. Help IBM's clients to transform their Supply Chains to world class level using Ariba applications. Perform and Lead teams in translating client requirements into to/be designs that leverage the best practices embedded with in Ariba applications. Participate / Lead the configuration, testing and deployment of Ariba solutions. Participate in sales opportunities by 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
As a GBS SAP consultant, the candidate will deliver innovative business consulting, business process design, systems integration, and application design and management to leading commercial and public sector organizations in 17 industries worldwide. With access to resources that only a global leader can provide, as a consultant the candidate will learn valuable skills, gain access to a vast and diverse network of talented professionals, and enjoy unparalleled career, training, and educational opportunities. The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge, LA center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). The candidate is expected to travel approximately 50% of the time. No remote opportunities exist. Join a leader. Consult with us.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 3 years Source to Pay process experience
At least 3 years of technical knowledge of Ariba solutions and products
At least 2 full life-cycle implementations of Ariba applications
At least 2 years' experience of Ariba integration with backend ERP systems
At least 2 years’ experience in team lead role
At least 3 years’ experience in a consulting role
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
At least 4 years Source to Pay process experience
At least 4 years of technical knowledge of Ariba solutions and products
At least 3 years’ experience of Ariba integration with backend ERP systems
At least 4 years’ experience in a consulting role
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