Ariba Upstream Consultant
Job Title: Ariba Upstream Consultant Role: Ariba Upstream Consultant Primary Skill: SAP Ariba Package: £35,000 - £90,000 pa + Benefits (Based on experience and level) Location: United Kingdom, America and Australia Travel: Up to 100% flexibility Main Job Purpose: As an Ariba Upstream Consultant, you will be responsible for leading Ariba Source to Contract Implementation Projects, either on your own, for small scale projects, or as a work stream lead working as part of a larger team under the guidance of a solution lead and or project manager. In this role you will lead workshops, helping the customer to define their requirements by proposing best practices for Ariba “Upstream”, covering Sourcing, Contract management, Supplier Information and Performance Management (SIPM). You will be required to document to a very high standard all requirements gathered and detail the applicable business processes. In addition, you will be required to configure the application to meet with the requirements defined. You will be expected to be a solution specialist for Ariba Upstream Sourcing and will also be required to assist in the pre-sales process when not actively involved in project work. Key Responsibilities: The Ariba Upstream Consultant has responsibility for delivering top quality implementations, meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers and adhering to the company vision. You will be expected to: • Deliver in all areas of the implementation lifecycle. From pre-sales, through to requirement gathering, blueprinting, realisation, testing, training and the eventual support and adoption of the platform • Be responsible for a specific workstream within a larger implementation project • Lead workshops, effectively and efficiently gathering the customer’s business requirements • Share best practice approaches with customers and guide them in their decisions during the requirement gathering and design phases • Produce top quality documentation, including but not limited to: o Workshop slides o Business process design documents o Blueprint Documents o Business Requirements documents o Configuration documents o Functional specifications o Unit, System/Integration and User Acceptance Test Cases and Scripts o Training Materials • Undertake simple configuration in the Sourcing application • Work with developers to ensure that technical developments are understood and tested • Engage in unit and system/integration testing • Support all aspects of UAT • Demonstrate all aspects of the Sourcing solution clearly and effectively • Ensure that your work is carried out on time and to budget • Conduct end user training sessions • Assist with the handover to production and knowledge transfer to customer and support teams • Work on site at customer locations in accordance with their policies and requirements • Ensure suitable communication/updates are being provided to internal and external clients in a timely manner. Key Skills and Accountability: • You should be able to demonstrate that you have worked as a consultant responsible for delivering at least two previous implementations of Ariba Upstream • Some understanding of the configuration and more technical features of Ariba Upstream is important when helping to guide the customer in their decisions • Effective collaboration and knowledge sharing with other members of the consulting team • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong client facing skills • Strong understanding of end to end Source to Pay processes What’s in it for you? We see our consultants as part of the Excelerateds2p family and culture and actively invest in all our people so they can continue to excel. Our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to ensure they have opportunities to develop and enhance their skills and create a platform on which to build a strong career. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. Our consultants receive comprehensive training and ongoing one on one mentoring to make sure they do their best work every day. We have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ holiday per year, private medical insurance, pension scheme, remote working, child care vouchers and various employee discounts. About Excelerateds2p: Excelerateds2p has been established to transform organisations procurement function and help them to maximise their investment in SAP / Ariba technology. We have the expertise, tools and accelerators to assist an organisation to identify, plan, implement solutions and optimise processes across their procurement function. Our innovative solutions are based on best practices and a wealth of experience and will allow organisations to advance on the maturity curve to becoming best-in-class sourcing, procurement and finance functions. To find out more, visit us at: www.excelerateds2p.com Excelerateds2p is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click to apply.