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INTERIM Ariba / S2P Procurement Specialist

INTERIM Ariba / S2P Procurement Specialist

  • Location

    Hampshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Jim bellicoso

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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The Role:

As the Ariba Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for the overall delivery the Ariba platform to the organisation.

This is an important role within the Procurement team, in ensuring that value is delivered against the pre-determined business case. The role works closely with other members of the Procurement team, C-Suite level stakeholders, senior internal stakeholders and external third parties to ensuring Procurement is perceived as a positive, significant, value adding integral partner to the business.

This will include design/configuration/development/change management of the extensive e-procurement product suite of Ariba and will operate as a liaison between the IT, Procurement, Finance, AP team and third-party management.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Overall accountability for Ariba Implementation
  • Responsible for third party SI's via contract and supplier management
  • Design Authority/Review
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Management for on-going phases
  • Ensure Procurement requirements are met in the implemented
  • Delivering against the business benefits set out in the project charter
  • Guided Buying Content Enablement; Creating content via the various buying channels
  • Management of the project budget
  • Future digitisation of the S2P solution
  • Data Transformation
  • Process Transformation
  • Procedural sync between Source to Contract ( S2C ) and Order to Pay
  • Procurement Policy Development
  • Improvement to Upstream Ariba
  • Future System Strategy and Roadmap in conjunction with the overall AA roadmap
  • Overall SAP point of contact for Ariba
  • Go Live Readiness
  • Change Management and Communication, delivering a business transformation
  • Development and management of reporting and KPIs
  • Core Team Tester, create test assets and documentation
  • Holistic overview of the Ariba S2P solution
  • Implement best practice, define and recommend business processes in line with Ariba

Required Experience:

  • Strong commercial background and proven track record in procurement.
  • Previous experience delivering change across an organisation, specifically focusing on procurement systems. Previous experience working with SAP Ariba and SAP ECC is required, ideally during a product implementation phase.
  • Ability to influence and manage stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Understanding supplier performance management tools, and a proven ability of using these as an engagement tool to drive improved productivity.
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Strong communication skills

Desired Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent
  • CIPS qualified or equivalent experience